So, I thought its time I interviewed the editor who is my editor's friend on being an editor. Here is a draft of what he said.
Me: I am quite honoured actually that you took time out and met me. I am sure you have a lot on your plate now with your issue reaching closing date and all.
Editor: No.. No.. Its fine. I am always wanting to meeting people. Young generations like you made my mind curl and blood boil. There is so much passion in you. Writers like you should be venerated.
Me: (swallowing hard) Mr. Editor, You have written a book as well. Not many people know about it. Can you tell us about it.
Editor: The book I wrote was the first of its kind in the history of India and its mankind. But it didn't sell well because people are not matured enough for my powerful language. I am planned to re-launch the book again next year. By then I am sure people will have become smarter.
Me: That is great news indeed. Thank you so much Mr. Editor for sharing this information with me.
Editor: You are so welcome. Please drop off my office at times and drink my coffee.
Me: I sure will. Thanks and goodbye.
Of course, this didn't happen. If it did, I would have retired early and hurt.
But yes, some editors do write strange things. They will take your grammatically correct work and use their razor sharp shears on them, reducing them to a piece of junk and make it read like a retard has written it. Actually, sometimes I feel the retard has better grasp over the language.
Someone should read the Editor's letter with patience. It is most of the times funny and completely out of line.
I wonder if they hire someone specific to this job for them.
My point is; so.. you are the editor. That doesn't mean you are qualified to be one. Yet, you like being one. Stay one but leave my work alone... It doesn't necessarily carry mistakes.