I try to be this way.

by robinhardwick

People who are easy to edit go far in life. I don’t just mean coming in with a polished product. I mean greeting each edit as an opportunity to get better at the craft. Realizing that you don’t know it all, that there’s so much you can learn and that a good hard edit is the best way to do it. Not pushing back hard on things that don’t matter. Realizing every word you have written is not golden. Letting an editor kill one of your babies (a beloved piece of tape) or if you really, really don’t want to let it go offering some other way to make up the time or otherwise tighten the piece.

An Open Letter to Young Journalists

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