In our journalism III class, students learned what makes a good editor and what it takes to have success as an editor. When editing some of the works that my classmates worked on in our Writing for a Publication class, the most difficult thing I experienced was cutting down the stories to make them fit onto the pages. After editing their work the first time to fix errors that might have been evident, we also had to trim them even more to provide space for the story, a headline, a byline, photo, photo credit, and a cutline. This always seems to be a predicament because you never really want to cut what someone else has written, but I think that we all learned that it comes with the territory. I would recommend that writers try to trim as much of their stories as possible before sending it in to an editor. This makes it easier because then an editor wouldn't have to worry about cutting things that the writer believes are important to their story. The photos were somewhat difficult to edit mainly because some of them were blurry and there wasn't much you can do there as an editor. I believe that my experience as the sports editor of the cal times definitely helped me when editing these stories and laying out these pages, but I also believe that this class has also given me a lot more skills that I know I can build throughout my college journalism career.