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From: "Melinde Sanborn" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] APG Digest, Vol 3, Issue 118
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 07:35:17 -0500
In-Reply-To: <bee.22992765.34eec1f6@cs.com>

Dear Christine,

The "only good editing" quote is from Richard Pence, whose illustrious
journalism career puts my meager year as college newspaper editor to shame.
Sorry - don't know (or find) the "worst writer" quote.


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Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 7:01 AM
Subject: Re: [APG] APG Digest, Vol 3, Issue 118

Melinde wrote that she was constantly told:
> "There is no good writing, only good editing."

It reminds of what I read by a well-known author about his own writing and
his success as an author. Not an exact quote but close to it: "I am the
worst writer, but I am the world's best editor." Does anyone remember who
wrote this? I've thought about it many times and wish I could remember who

[Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG]


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