By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson
24th September, 2022
Not a very interesting question you may think or perhaps you know the answer already.
But it warrants a closer look if you have a mind to. And an editor must have a mind of course.
I have to do my own editing on my site, on my ‘tod’ as they say, and I can get ‘tired’. Nevertheless, it is important to get things right or ‘droit’ as they say in French.
I have ‘tried’ to make sure that everything is not ‘dire’, remove any ‘dirt’ as it were.
Reading my own articles can be a ‘riot’ and possibly some of it I do my ‘rote’, remembering what I have done before.
The flow or ‘tide’ of an article is critical for something for people to enjoy and obtain something of use from it, even if it is the enjoyment!
In past articles I ‘trod’ carefully and will continue to do so lest I ‘die’ from embarrassing myself with an error.
In my ‘ire’ at initial mistakes at least I can get ‘rid’ of them, remove the ‘rot’ as it were.
One of the problems of editing is one must ‘reid’ it, sometimes missing then fact that one has misspelt something although it can sound ok on first glance. Like ‘reid’ it, back in the last sentence rather than ‘red’ it which I went back and did. Which is also wrong of course!
Now hopefully you will have noticed that the words in inverted commas are part anagrams of editor. Which perhaps give some insight into what an editor does.
But as to the heading question ‘Why an Editor is called an Editor?’, this is because when he or she proof reads an article or book he despairs and hits his ‘ed or head, that’s why. He’s a head hitter of course!
It’s in the word and in the beginning was the Word.
Even if it’s the sound of the word.
P.S. if you want more lite bites try my Tappers Bar in World Menu page.