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#InspireWriters – An Article from Slate

We stumbled across this today on Slate and thought it would be of interest to all you readers out there.

What do you think of their arguments?


The Editor’s Creed: Two Slate editors debate their very different editing philosophies.

Last year Slate’s science and health editor Laura Helmuth wrote about editing for the Open Notebook, advocating that an editor subordinate her voice to a writer’s. Dan Kois, a culture editor at Slate, has strong feelings on the matter. So he asked to debate Laura about editing on Slate Plus.

Dan Kois: Ready to explain how you CODDLE WRITERS, Laura?

Laura Helmuth: Hello, Kois. Have you made anybody cry today?” …


Read the rest here!



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