Tuesday, October 26, 2010
While those in the art department are usually the ones heading out to photo shoots, spending a day on set is part of the job description for many editors, too. I always enjoy being on a shoot; besides it being a chance to get away from your desk, the amount of work that goes into getting that perfect shot still fascinates me. If you're interested in how photographers get the perfect interior shot and why sometimes they need to curl up in a sink or climb onto the roof, check out HGTV's Design Happens blog.

Via @erinmclaughlin1

Monday, October 25, 2010
I think every editor would love to use a rejection letter like this at times:


Via @graphicologycom
Thursday, October 21, 2010
For all those beauty editor hopefuls out there, there's an excellent post on BeautyEditor.ca that dishes on what the job is really like. Here are a few highlights, but I strongly urge you to read the full post, plus comments:

Being a beauty editor is about the writing. "One of the biggest misconceptions about beauty editing as a job is that you need to be a beauty expert to break in. ... Beauty editors are editors first, and beauty experts second."

Writing about beauty products is not as easy as it looks. "If you think it’s easy being able to write about the 23rd mascara launch of the year in a fresh, engaging, compelling way, think again."

If you're an intern, drop the attitude. "It really can make or break you as an intern. I cannot stress enough that you should treat your internship as a JOB: show up on time, be polite and professional, and most importantly, be proactive in asking your editor what you can do to make her life easier."

Hat tip to Kat Tancock.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
"As far as I'm concerned, it's a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity."

– From a letter of application submitted by Hunter S. Thompson to the Vancouver Sun. Read Thompson's entire application letter in the Ottawa Citizen.

Via @FlyontheWall_10.

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Corinna vanGerwen


Corinna vanGerwen is a freelance editor and writer. She has worked as senior editor at Style at Home, senior design editor at Cottage Life and is the former Canadian Director of Ed2010. She has also held the position of operations manager at a boutique PR agency, where she handled strategic planning and daily operations.

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