I just joined a marketing department for a public library and I have been asked to investigate a better way to handle the editorial calendar. Right now we use a color coded spreadsheet with a tab for ever six months. It was created inhouse. It works but we looking for suggestions for something more efficient.
I'm a writer and former academic with a diverse skill set. I'm looking to make a major career transition, but am unsure how to find the kinds of jobs that I believe would be professionally satisfying to me. [more inside]
I am a freelance video editor/assistant editor working in advertising in New York City. Career-wise I am doing pretty well and working consistently, but I have recently been thinking of relocating to Seattle. Is there enough post-production work in the Seattle area to keep me fed? [more inside]
I've finished my video game, now I want to publicize it. I've sent news releases to about fifty sites in the appropriate format and with review codes where needed, but i am sure i have missed some. Like YouTube people and pod casters? Who else? [more inside]
I am very dissatisfied with my career trajectory (it may be laughable to even call it that) and I’m wondering if it is because I am doing something that I really have no aptitude for. Is there really such a thing as an "error-free" proofreader? [more inside]
This quote has been going around various friend's facebook pages, supposedly from a NYT editorial opposing the 16th Amendment. I can't find the rest of the article, and would like to see the context for the quote. Any leads online or offline where I could check it out? [more inside]
Help me understand the editor hierarchy at the magazine I write for. Every article I do for them seems to take a different path, with different editors contacting me about different things, but it's never consistnet. I can never figure out if I'm communicating with the right person. [more inside]
I need an editor (copy and content) for an edgy, non-traditional chapbook of poems. Word count is light -- around 4,000. Budget is nearly non-existent (this is an art project) but there would be some kind of honorarium attached. Can someone help me find a good, trusty editor?
Can you help me determine a new career path and the steps I need to take to get there? Currently in editorial/publishing and considering communications, education, and maybe information architecture. [more inside]
I was hoping to be offered a writing job on the editorial side, but instead I'm going to be on the business/advertising side. What does this mean for me? [more inside]
What is an appropriate hourly rate for scientific editorial work? [more inside]
Please help me find this editorial cartoon! It was published right after Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson died last year. The cartoon shows Johnny Carson at his desk and Ed McMahon sitting next to him in heaven, and Ed's telling Johnny that they're going to have a great show that night, since he brought Farrah Fawcett with him and Michael Jackson will be performing. (I'm paraphrasing) I can't remember the cartoonist or the paper - I saw it on a weekly cartoon roundup site originally, and my Google-fu is utterly failing.
Subscription to Rolling Stone: worth it? [more inside]
What's the best way to get some buzz going on a web article my boss asked me to write? The higher ups want to get an established columnist/journalist in the US to publish it, or comment on it. I've posted the article on our corporate site (if you must know, it's a defense of outsourcing) - so what's a guy gotta do to get some column-inches for a pet issue in an actual newspaper?
What's an editorial plan? Do topic-focused weblogs (like the Gawker Media ones) have one? How do they work out what sort of content goes on their blog? [more inside]
Mark Leyner wrote a puff piece about the Women of CNN (or HNN) in the early/mid 90's. It ends with a really great thing about the world ending while he is soothed by their explaining it to him. I can't find it online. Anyone know this piece and what publication it ran in (and when)? Or--this would be swell--seen it reproduced somewhere online?
What salary should I expect as a young assistant editor for the monthly magazine of the leading organization of professional _________ engineers?
What salary should I expect as a young assistant editor for the monthly magazine of the leading organization of professional _________ engineers? [more inside]
What magazines have the best slush turnaround times? This is a question for submitters and editorial assistants alike about average response times for unsolicited works. [more inside]
Question about style sheets for editors, copy editors, tech editors, proofreaders, and factcheckers... [more inside]
Do my job and freelance clients all need to know about each other? [more inside]
Sometime, say within the last 4 years, I read an editorial which answered the question of what accepted practice of our society would be viewed by future generations as morally reprehensible. The editorializer (who I believe was a person of some note) proposed incarceration as punishment for crime as an answer. Does anybody know who this was or where it appeared? [more inside]