Forums Club Ed Editors’ Forum Advice please – re-editing something already edited by a professional Reply To: Advice please – re-editing something already edited by a professional

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Jennifer Lawler
Keymaster

It is very difficult situation! Would you be willing to share:

1. Why the former editor dropped out?
2. What is the nature of the glaring problems?

Certainly I would be diplomatic in how you address the need for re-editing but I wouldn’t get too caught up in their friendship and how much respect you have for everyone. What does the ms need? Focus on that.

And if I may: I would re-think doing enormous projects like this for free. It may be his labor of love but that doesn’t make it yours, no matter how worthy the project. At the end of the day you’re likely to be better off pursuing paying projects.