EDITING, COACHING, CO-WRITING, AND OTHER COLLABORATIVE WORK
Traditionally, it is not the editor's role to tamper with the writer's voice. Editing is conservative: the editor should strive to winnow out the chaff and preserve the grain, with the least amount of tampering. That said, if the publishing environment dictates that a piece be written to a particular style or with a particular angle, the editor may intervene more deeply. Or where the writer is more novice, or — as is sometimes the case — not a writer at all, the editor may likewise work deeper in the content.
Included here are copyedited, line edited, and developmentally edited pieces — and also pieces completely restructured and rewritten, overstepping the traditional editor's role in service of the corporate or publisher client. Acting, in other words, as writer or ghostwriter.