The inspiration for today's issue of Cut/daily came from this tweet by editor Kelley Dixon, whose credits include Breaking Bad, Halt and Catch Fire, Better Call Saul and The Goldfinch.
Two things strike me:
- This is valuable advice from a seasoned editor
- It kind of goes against the grain of how most people want to respond to the request.
Most editors want to add their artistic stamp on the project, to trust their creative instincts and to argue the case for their best possible solution to the problem at hand.
But knowing when to do that, and when to do as you're told, could be completely transformative for your career.
In this issue of Cut/daily we'll take a look at an interview with the co-editors of Mile 22, on navigating this topic with some hugely practical advice.