The 2022 season of Mother’s Day is a fitting occasion for me to highlight several special qualities of the person I claim as my “mothering editor.” In the process of editing, she “mothers” the child-like creations of both novice and mature writers alike, by offering the best of her gifts and professional qualities to help us write and publish better. My mothering editor is Mary C. Lewis.
A mother gives birth or receives a child as her own. She then gives . . .