How editors should work with writers

Following up on an earlier post, Bill O’Sullivan offers five tips for editors on how to work with writers. (The previous post advised writers on working with editors.) His number one tip? Don't be shy about changing a writer's copy without asking permission: "If you know how to fix the problem, just fix it. Think a sentence would be better without half the words? Cut them. If the writer doesn't like what you've done, he or she will say so."