Something I thought about:

  • I had a paper revision due, so my brain was mostly in revision mode as I was trying to take comments and edits and make them my own. This is something that I talk to students about all the time — editors are great at identifying issues, but their solutions aren’t always exactly right for your text, and your job as a writer is to identify the underlying issue the editor is trying to address and to resolve it in a way that works for your piece and your style. My revision ended up taking a turn that surprised me, and I had to really think through it.

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