Thursday, April 27, 2006

great moments in alt weekly land

So it's been crazy lately at the paper. If you think I'm just being a dick, and I'm not responding to you or giving you much attention, then imagine if you're P. I mean, half the time I get home after it's been dark for quite a while and collapse on the couch and try not to think about editing and writing and talking about editing and writing and planning and all the other little "fun" things that go into being an editor at a paper. (Of course, then I have to do the freelance work that I have, which supplements my income...so it never seems to end.)

Now that I'm officially the Managing Editor, things have only gotten more harried. But then there are moments that I feel like I'm learning something and having a great time. This week marks a new milestone: the first time I've managed/edited a cover story package from beginning to end. I know it might not sound like much, but we editors never get the sexy fame that writers do. But, like all the great editors I've had and learned from, we are here to make writers better. And so I hope that's what I achieved at least a little bit with this week's NY Press cover.

Now, I didn't dream up the cover image, but I did shepherd this story and this story through the process. And so far, it's even gotten a mention here. Weird, I haven't even seen the film yet.

Anyway, back to the day-to-day work of putting out a little paper in the big city.

(oh and I did do a little writing as well...)

2 Comments:

At 1:49 PM, Blogger dayone said...

Damn, now I really want to see Park's new film.

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger Dee said...

Jerry, I know!

We'll relax with a pedicure!

 

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