Well, for me, at least. I have always had a problem coming up with decent pitches but I will write as many Letters of Interest as needed to make up for that. And again my efforts have borne fruit. Another trade publication has assigned me a story to work on, this one is targeted at independent restaurant owners - what a niche! I am excited about working on this new industry and learning more. A new avenue of work and a new area to learn about. I love it when I can learn more about a lesser known topic as part of my job, ain't that fun?
Nope, not doing it, but I am helping a client edit and proofread their book on technical writing which is turning out to be quite the eye opener. It is a great effort, lots of information written in a clear and concise manner, very interestingly explained with images and graphs and such. My client has sure put in a lot of effort so I am hoping I can do a good job with the editing part of it. Have to deliver in about 2 days so I will sign off now and focus on that :)
And just like that we are into the new year so here's to a whole year of awesomeness and success to you. May all your personal and professional aspirations be achieved! I always use the first 10 days of the year to look back and see what pending jobs I have that I can complete from the past year or before the holidays. And then I use some time to plan for my year ahead, immediate assignments that need to be completed and quarterly, half-yearly and annual goals to work towards. I don't use these as rigid parameters but they give me some kind of framework to direct my efforts toward. I decide where I want to be or what I want to be doing and work backward from that to see what I can do in smaller steps that in the long run will take me closer to my success points. So I wish you success in planning for your business as well!
If you happen to be in the Atlanta area and are part of the local publishing industry, be that magazine, editorial, writing, blogging, etc. then the speaker sessions I am organizing as host of the local chapter for Ed2010 should be of interest to you. Our first session is in a few days - Jan 9th at Hypepotamus close to the Georgia Tech campus. You can get more details on the event page. It will be a great opportunity to network and meet members of the community that share the same interests as you. I hope to see you there! Again Happy New Year :)
Yours truly has now signed on to be a member of The Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS) - the premier organization you should be a part of if you are involved in any aspect of the publishing industry, in my case, that being editorial. I believe they've around for 20 odd years and host the annual GAMMA conference! I am happy to be a member here for 2012 and cant wait to see the interesting opportunities it will bring my way.
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