Editors, and also people who work in other fields but make judgment calls, it’s good to read about what others are doing, their process and their crises. Therefore, as we return to work, here are some things inspirational, nostalgic or plain ridiculous.
- “30 Rock”: Accuracy? Who needs it!!: Ah, gotta love Elizabeth Banks’ CNBC character saying, “It’s a 24-hour news cycle here, Jack. We don’t have time to do it right anymore.”
- The editors to be aware of: John McIntyre continues his occasional, delightful series profiling the personalities that appear in newsrooms. Or did, at least, until they all were let go.
- My company, SmartBrief, is hiring!: I’ve posted this elsewhere, but here it is one more time: Editorial assistants: http://bit.ly/cjUDBW // a health editor: http://bit.ly/clNsNh // part-time copy editors: http://bit.ly/aw2RXJ. We’re also hiring paid summer interns, though the description isn’t posted online that I could find. E-mail me if you want to see what it’s about.
- Wrestling with thorough self-editing: I think this author is right to care so much about her work, even if it understandably takes a lot of time.
- “House” misses the details, upsets a viewer: It’s not something I likely would have noticed, but then again, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth getting right.
- What content mills do at their worst: Read it if you can decipher it. And this is supposedly about good editing and thinking like the reader!