The So-Called Editing Process

I am all in favor of peer-review on principle. Like everyone else I am prone to typos, misplaced bits of information, and unnoticed logical inconsistencies. I am thrilled to have these captured and remedied pre-publication. But in my case, the external reader then invariably goes on to characterize my style as unacceptably "breezy," "journalistic," and "colloquial," which means that my sentences flow well and are varied and to the point, so that the reader doesn't have to keep slapping himself to stay awake. And if I don't have enough clout in … [Read more...]