“Editing is, more than anything, something very personal. It’s not that hard, but it takes someone who is in tune with the times; even slightly ahead of the times. Once the editor is ‘in tune,’ it’s simply a matter of doing what comes naturally in editing.” — Clay Felker, editor of New York and other assorted magazines, in a 1977 interview with the Columbia Spectator.
Felker was born on this day (October 2) in 1925 to parents who were both editors. He died in 2008.