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by Steven J. Clark on 05/20/13

  What an interesting process this editorial process is.  It amazes me how much we become enamored with the words a good editor finds awkward or just plain irrelivant. I am finding that the editorial process is at least as much an educational experience as it is a correctional experience. After incorporating my editor's suggested changes to the first 127 pages of my MS, I'm amazed how much tighter, smoother and easier to read it is compared to the original version.  I can't wait to get the rest of book back. 

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