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We All Have a Story to Tell
I Can Help You Tell Yours
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So what finally is the role of the editor? James Thurber put it this way:

Editing should be, especially in the case of old writers, a counselling rather than a collaborating task. The tendency of the writer-editor to collaborate is natural, but he should say to himself, 'How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style?' and avoid 'How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece?’