T. Schoonmaker | Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
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I'm not a person who believes in the great difference between women and men as editors. But I do think that quality is key. We're very good at organizing and discipline and patience, and patience is 50 per cent of editing. You have to keep banging away at something until you get it to work. I think women are maybe better at that.
After war broke out in her birth country Algeria, she and her family moved to Aruba, where she lived until the age of 15.