Scryptic Studios plays it cryptic in a recent interview with a mystery editor, complete with little black lines over some of the text to keep his or her identity a secret:
4. At the risk of blowing your secret identity, you’re now the lead editor on some books and the assistant editor on others. What is it like wearing those two different hats and switching back and forth between them? And perhaps most importantly, what does it say on your business cards?
That’s an interesting question — never really gave it much thought before. I guess being an assistant kind of gives me a little more protection in a sense that I’m only “second in command”. At the same time, I’m also the first line of defense — it’s basically my job to catch any of the grammatical errors or any art that might be deemed questionable, letting the editor focus more on the story aspects with the writer and/or artists. Given that I don’t have an assistant on the books I edit, a lot more pressure falls on me to catch everything, and also make sure the story being told makes sense and above all else is enjoyable to the readers. Then of course, I have to make sure all the trains are running on time, deadline-wise, which can be a job unto itself.
I’m not sure why Scryptic Studios, or the editor for that matter, opted to keep his or her identity secret … the writer notes that it might be “to circumvent miles of red tape,” which is odd, considering there really isn’t a lot in here that I would imagine anyone would have a problem with. Unless he or she works on Lost for ABC.