Editing is a craft. Practicing a craft means recognizing and transcending its constraints. For example, the potter is constrained by the physical limitations of the clay. But imagination allows the potter to stretch the limitations -to mold- the clay. Creativity lets the editor work within constraints yet solve solve each problem uniquely. As no two potters fashion the same bowl, no two writers write the same book. And no two editors edit a manuscript the same way (Tarutz, 1992).
In this program, we: