Dear Mr. or Ms. Editor
Yes, I’m talking to you.
Those who make writers words suitable for publishing, printing and/or posting.
Writers whose words all carry a distinct voice.
And as one of these writers I am formally requesting that you stop.
Stop making our voices, yours.
Every piece of work that you edit should not sound like who you would be
IF you were a writer.
I mean if you want to write then you should go for it.
I support you whole heartedly in your endeavors.
And I’m sure you can make it happen.
But if you truly mean to be an editor….
And a good one at that.
Then please note that your job is not to re-work every piece you get your hands on.
Such that it becomes your work with the writer having been relegated to fact-finder only.
Your job is to make sure the piece is topic and/or brand specific.
That it is thoroughly researched.
And as close to error free as is humanly possible.
Otherwise you are not editing…
You are writing.
And I should have titled this piece Dear Writer.