The Art of the Edit

Traditionally, being an editor involves two things: The more high-level editorial planning for a publication (its focus, what to include and what not to), and the more tactical act of taking raw writing and forming it into something cohesive, powerful, clear, concise and fluid.

I’m an editor professionally, and I’m also one personally. As the editor of my life, my work is about choosing what to allow into my life and work and what I bar entrance. It also involves taking the raw information, emotions, situations, and challenges coming at me every day and crafting them into something beautiful, something good, something that I can be proud of. This is The Art of the Edit.

“Editing is the skill of this century: editing space, media consumption, friends.”

- Graham Hil

 

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