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Listen like a good editor

February 18, 2022
Posted by:
Ron Seybold

Good listening can be attractive. We’re all told to work on our listening skills to be more present for the people in our lives. It turns out to be a skill that has much in common with being a good editor. At least that’s what a seven-minute video from The School of Life tells us, up on YouTube. Short story legend Raymond Carver enjoyed the skills of editor Gordon Lish in making a classic career, because Lish knew how to listen for Carver’s voice on the page. Have a look at the listening-editor passage, and enjoy the rest of the life advice in the School’s series.

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