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I am in the same boat as Gene and Craig and have been off-and-on for nearly
35 years. The times I did have a budget for an editor were heaven. If I had
a staff, we peer edited, but for the most part it was me wearing all the
hats, including technical photographer and graphic artist.
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[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+al=geistarts -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 7:48 AM
To: 'Gene Kim-Eng'; 'wondersofone -at- gmail -dot- com'
Subject: RE: Are editors still needed today?
I too am a lone writer and department of one.
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[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf
Of Gene Kim-Eng
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 12:11 AM
To: wondersofone -at- gmail -dot- com
Subject: Re: Are editors still needed today?
I'm currently a department of one (laying the foundation for another round
of future empire-building), so I am self-editing; write, wait a day, review
and correct. When I've had writers but no editors in the past we have
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