Tuesday, October 12, 2010
This is an interesting reflection on the editorial process from a reporter who works both in traditional and new media. There is something to having multiple eyes view copy. The chance for accuracy, overall style and presentation arises. I've written this blog for years, but there are times when I wish an editor was looking over my shoulder making suggestions. I enjoy the hours spent with colleagues poring over copy and answering questions I should have asked but didn't. Just last week I completed a column for a client and was pleased with the result until my colleague showed me data that changed the argument. It had escaped my attention. The value of editors is their ability to look at ideas and words differently than you do. New media misses that and eventually will need to develop it.