March 15th. Today we celebrate the birthdate of author Wolcott Gibbs (1902-1958).
Gibbs was an American editor, humorist, theatre critic, playwright and author of short stories, who worked for The New Yorker magazine from 1927 until his death.
"…anything you suspect of being a cliche undoubtedly is one and had better be removed." Wolcott Gibbs from Brainyquote.com
Here is a link to an article about his theory and practice of editing: http://grammar.about.com/od/writersonwriting/a/gibbsediting.htm
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