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Editing Translated Books

Many translators view editors as a necessary evil. In a perfect world, translators would be their own editors because they have a mastery of their chosen languages as well as a “literary gift” of their own to smooth the way for any idioms or metaphors that don’t translate easily. As it stands, most translators “resort” to working with an editor. So what is it about editors that is so irksome to translators?