At some point in our calling as writers we'll work with an editor, maybe a professional hired to review our work, or a friend we've asked for help. For the next week, we'll focus on tips for making the most of this relationship.
There's a fallacy about editors that those who can do, and those who can't teach. But good editors understanding writing, the writing process and writers. Many write, too. Your editor probably won't become your best friend, but should strike a balance between professional objectivity and nurturing your talent.
Here's a good example from writer, editor and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association board member Beth Bruno. "Whether editing fiction or nonfiction, I focus on enhancing the author's voice, style, tone and content, always keeping the reader in mind."