The fear of editing

I’ve been reading through some blog entries about editing (edited books, journal special issues, etc). Here’s the most recent, it’s a piece about academics and deadlines. The suggestion it makes is that editing projects always move at the pace of the slowest contributor. I’ve always been a bit reluctant to take on an editing project. I’ve heard lots of stories about the difficulties and problems involved. I’ve co-edited a special issue, it worked out well in the end. I’m thinking that it might be worth attempting something. Editing is crucial to a vibrant interchange of ideas. There have been some really groundbreaking special issues. Maybe it will be worth taking some time from writing to edit something.

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