Thursday, June 22, 2006

The editor's brain

On Ellen Seligman, publisher of fiction and vice-president of McClelland & Stewart, or "Canada's top fiction editor":

When she talks, two brains are at work.

There's her First Response Brain, the one that listens to questions and offers an immediate answer. And then there's her Editor's Brain, the one that considers how the first brain responded and then scrawls in some marginalia.


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