Martha Silano had a great post about editors and I'll share the beginning. You can click on the link to read more... It's good. You should.
Here it goes--
Editors are our friends," William Stafford said.
What did he mean by that?
Editors keep us from having work out there that sucks.
We should thank them, he said.
I couldn't agree with him more.
In fact, I'll up him one or two.
Editors tend to contact us on weekends. Do you know what this means? Editors work day jobs, and don't put on their editor hats till they've already put in a full work week. What editors do is a labor of love, dudes, not a paying gig.