Wanna know how my mind works? Check out the interview!
I recently sat down with Jaclyn Romaka of CareerGlider.com and talked about what it's like to be an editor, covering fashion and how to get started in this wacky biz.
Here's an excerpt of the article:
What do you enjoy most about being an editor for beauty and fashion?
I’m enthralled with beauty and fashion for a variety of reasons; there are constant innovations almost daily. They accurately and immediately reflect what is going on in society, both fields are creative and both fields can positively affect someone’s life.
Based on your experience as an editor, what have you learned about writing?
What have I learned about writing? That if an editor wants you to write about something, you do the best job you can, even if you have no knowledge of the subject beforehand. You give yourself a crash course in the subject. Back in 2009, I was offered the chance to write an unauthorized biography of a Tween Star. I said yes! I learned about the actor as I wrote the book. I got the book in under deadline and best of all, my editor thought I had written books before!
Everyday when you write you will learn something. You must always keep your mind open and ready for new information, for new ways to write, to edit and to learn. The best thing about being an editor is that you’re constantly expanding your horizons. And you have the privilege of passing on that knowledge to your readers. You get to help people have richer, more fulfilling lives.