Five great quotations about editing

“No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft.” – H. G. Wells

“Be generous, be delicate, and always pursue the prize.” – Henry James

“Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.” – Anonymous

“I always wrote with the idea that what I put out there is going to stay there. Once I publish something, it has been published. I’ve never deleted more than one or two posts from my site. I don’t think that there are takebacks. I don’t feel right about it.” – Alison Headley

“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.” – T. S. Eliot


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.