Posted by Peter H on January 04, 2006 at 13:23:15 from 220.127.116.11 user Peter_H.
In Reply to: Re: Oh, blow the lot of you! posted by Mike Dennis on January 04, 2006 at 09:18:08:
It is not the job of publishers to edit when the text was not originaly written to offend or incite.
Mike - That's nonsense. I was a publisher's editor throughout my working life! It was my job to edit - usually to make sense of some of the stuff we were presented with. I would alter for all sorts of reasons. An author's text (even AR's) is not sacred - we are not dealing with St John's Gospel here. If I were an editor at Cape or Red Fox I would have the 'n' word out quicker than lightning. All authors get edited - even Rowling. Many authors owe their reputation to their unsung editor.
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