I’ve touched on impostor syndrome before, and it’s a brutal thing. It can strike the best of editors. For some of us, it hits right after we turn work in. This feeling has gradually eased for me over the years as I’ve gained more experience and confidence, but I still get nervous when sending manuscripts back from time to time.
I’ve been where Edie is, but with each manuscript I complete, and with every happy client, I feel a little better about my impostor syndrome. That said, impostor syndrome isn’t always a bad thing. If anything, it reminds us editors that there’s always room for improvement.
Edibuddies, how do you chase away your post-delivery jitters?