Saturday, June 29, 2013

Editing vs. writing

People occasionally compliment me on this blog, and they usually add "... especially the editing part."

That means I'm better at demonstrating my editing skills than I am talking about writing.

The thing is, though, that writing and editing are inextricably linked. You can't have one without the other, whether it's self-editing or hiring an editor.

I'm a good writer because I'm a great editor (and I say that with all modesty; I always wanted to be a great writer). If you're a good writer, I can make you better. And if you're a great writer, well, I can help you, too.

EVERYONE needs a good (or great) editor.


Contact: You can reach me at tgilli52@gmail.com or nc3022@yahoo.com.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What's a PAC? What does it mean to me?

Headline found online: Miami Dolphins Owner Starts His Own PAC

I've often complained about acronyms in headlines. I had no idea that a PAC is a Political Action Committee, so this headline meant nothing to me.

If they had said Miami Dolphins' Owner Gets Political, or Dolphins' Owner Takes Political Action, it would have drawn me into the story.

What do YOU think?


Contact: You can reach me at tgilli52@gmail.com or nc3022@yahoo.com.

(a book of great stories about the Intimidator)
(the book of great NASCAR stories)

More blog entries by Tom Gillispie

Anecdotes by Tom Gillispie