Does the word editor conjure an image of the bespectacled newspaper guy, red pen in hand, tearing up the draft you worked so hard to create? If so, you’re not alone.
Editors strike fear into the hearts of many. Yet the job of an editor is to make your draft better, not worse, and to polish your story so it comes across as professional and aligns with your organization’s bigger story. When that doesn’t happen, then by all means, question your editor. But also remember that editing isn’t personal — it’s a job.