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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.
Her father worked for an oil company, so she was born in Algeria, but grew up in Aruba. She did not live in the United States until her teens.