I’m guessing every freelancer has an edited-beyond-recognition story to tell

Just to let the world know…

“It was entirely rewritten except for a paragraph and some sentence fragments,” writes Andy Dehnart. He also tells me: “I tweeted to make sure people knew that the writing and arguments–while all very good!–weren’t mine, but mostly because I felt weird and bad about having someone else’s work attributed to me.”

Vulture’s spokesperson says they have no comment.

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* “Survivor” vs. “America’s Next Top Model” (vulture.com)

Update: My Facebook friends have stories to tell about editing and being edited. One writes: “We should be grateful there are still editors who take pride in their publications and work to improve what appears there.”

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