There are two types of editors: The first will return your work entirely unedited and expect you to do their job for them. The second edits so heavily you barely recognize the work as your own because all that remains of a very important commentary on our society are a few and’s and the’s.
As a writer, I consider both public enemy #1.
When I write for myself I don’t edit (as you can probably tell). I also don’t edit the things that come out of my mouth (which if you have ever had a conversation with me you can definitely tell).
I assure you this is not out of laziness or stupidity (although I am definitely guilty of both). I just prefer writing (my own and others) in its natural form. When you remove vulgarities and run on sentences you also remove the rawness…and Ol’ Dirty Bastard said it best, “oooh baby I like it rawww”.
I understand that to be taken seriously your writing should be edited and in “correct” APA format….but if I wanted to be taken seriously I wouldn’t write about my prolapsed rectum.