I realized last year that I'm in the top 10% in terms of longevity at my company. I literally was able to name every person who has been there longer (that list has since shrunk by one). I think about that fairly often. I was also reminded recently about how many people have come through…Read more Everyone has a last day at work
Copy editors and their advocates have been in force during the past week or so, arguing on multiple fronts: headline creativity versus SEO obsession, the hapless life of conflict that can grip a copy editor, and the notion that editors in general are the quality assurance than any good company can't afford not to have…Read more Copy editing’s best week ever?
Part 1 was here, albeit too many days ago.Editing is too slow, too costly and, maybe, too unnoticed in online media. Perhaps. My example-of-the-moment was the Los Angeles Times breaking-news blog, L.A. Now.Here are the three major obstacles to news editors, copy and otherwise, regaining their former prominence, as I see it:Breaking news is a…Read more No time to edit? Editors, save yourselves