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I'm not an editor by trade, but I've found myself in an editorial position at work. I've learned that when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

I also think it takes a lot of confidence to refrain from intervening, not just in editing but in any collaborative endeavor. I see this in the agency world a lot. Everyone has to leave their mark on a piece of work. Often, it has nothing to do with what the work needs and more to do with what the person leaving the feedback wants to convey.

Thanks for writing, Michael.

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