A Guild Art: Editing as Craft
used to thinking of the writing process as “craft,” but editing is
craft, too—a continual apprenticeship of a process that can be honed
My family lives by the concept
of craft. My cousins in Italy were tailors; so were my parents. One
grandfather was a cobbler, another a stone mason who built the finest
cobblestone driveway in my town—at least I think so. If you know
anything about masonry, it’s brick by brick and stone by...