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Most of my success, I feel, comes from being a good editor as opposed to a great writer  (Being An Editor Quotes) Working as an editor was like being a professional reader, and the better I became at reading the better I became at writing.  (Being An Editor Quotes) As a painter you’re responsible yourself, 100 percent. In film, you have the editor, the director, the other actors. It has the advantage of not being solitary.  (Being An Editor Quotes) But for me, being an editor I’ve been an editor of all kinds of books being an editor of poetry has been the way in which I could give a crucial part of my time to what I love most.  (Being An Editor Quotes) I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn’t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.  (Being An Editor Quotes) The paradox of being in an industry where other people are usually the gatekeepers: publishers, editors - there are a lot of barriers to having control over your career. But coming out of hip-hop, the mindset was always to create your own.  (Being An Editor Quotes) I’d gotten myself into a kind of journalism that wasn’t really compatible with rearing an infant. I’d been a foreign correspondent for a long time and had this subspecialty in covering catastrophes. It had spoiled me a little because you have a tremendous amount of autonomy, and I couldn’t really see being an editor in an office.  (Being An Editor Quotes) It’s possible for an editor to break down a dream, if you like, into its components and being able to shoot the wide shots in sunshine, when the weather was at its best and you know, we would get sort of almost a 3D effect sometimes if you chose the right time of day to shoot the thing.  (Being An Editor Quotes) Vision is an important part of being a good editor, but so is teamwork and grace  (Being An Editor Quotes) I’m so used to being separate from the publication process. I turn in the book to the editor and then I’m done.  (Being An Editor Quotes) I don’t mind being identified as any character as long as I’m doing a good job as an actor. I have done all kinds of roles - from an editor, judge, police officer, murderer to a corrupt businessman  (Being An Editor Quotes) I am not altogether confident of my ability to put my thoughts into words: My texts are usually better after an editor has hacked away at them, and I am used to both editing and being edited. Which is to say that I am not oversensitive in such matters  (Being An Editor Quotes) There are similarities between being an editor and a tailor. Tailors have a vast supply of fabrics, buttons and thread at their disposal and put it together to make a whole. That’s what an editor does - looks at society at a given time and pulls together the interesting aspects into a single issue each month  (Being An Editor Quotes) My first job out of college was as an editorial assistant in a New York publishing house. Being an editorial assistant is the purgatory would-be editors must endure before they can ascend the ladder and begin acquiring books on their own. I spent a year filing paperwork, writing copy, and typing rejection letters  (Being An Editor Quotes) Being an editor doesn’t make you a better writer - or vice versa. The worst thing any editor can do is be in competition with his writer  (Being An Editor Quotes) I think I’m becoming more relaxed in front of a camera. I suppose I’ll always feel slightly more at home on stage. It’s more of an actor’s medium. You are your own editor, nobody else is choosing what is being seen of you  (Being An Editor Quotes) Being an editor has been a source of great satisfaction, but writing is the thing I truly love  (Being An Editor Quotes) Being a conductor is kind of a hybrid profession because most fundamentally, it is being someone who is a coach, a trainer, an editor, a director  (Being An Editor Quotes) Great is journalism. Is not every able editor a ruler of the world, being the persuader of it?  (Being An Editor Quotes) But for me, being an editor I’ve been an editor of all kinds of books being an editor of poetry has been the way in which I could give a crucial part of my time to what I love most  (Being An Editor Quotes) I was interested in creating things that I could be proud of and so, you know, I was interested in being an editor of a magazine, things that I could be proud of, and so, you know, I was interested in being an editor of a magazine, but in order to be an editor of a magazine I had to become a publisher as well. I had to pay the bills. I had to worry about the printing and the paper manufacturing and the distribution of that magazine  (Being An Editor Quotes) The first job I was offered was as an editorial assistant. I think it was the best thing for me, in terms of being a storyteller by nature, to have spent years being an editor because I learned so much from it  (Being An Editor Quotes) PRINT FREE GIANT POSTERS