RESPONSES FROM YOUR EDITOR
fontgoddess asked: All caps? You’re an editor!
According to the style guide for editorrealtalk.tumblr.com, post titles are in all caps.
nineteenninety7 asked: This is the perfect tumblr.
I know it.
marlaneasegilbert asked: You had me at Pam Grier. How do I write for you?
Pitch me. firstname.lastname@example.org
breakingstories asked: Do you make these gifs or find them? P.S. I love you.
I find them. P.S. Right back atcha.
sweetteboho asked: I am currently writing my first novel. I am at 50,000 words and guessing I’ve got 20,000 more to go. Are there any pointers that you can provide? Thanks in advance!
I have never written anything this long! Maybe spend less time scrolling through gif blogs?
coketalk asked: This is amazing. That is all.
ynfb asked: What kind of experience does a gal need before she should start pitching the $2/word magazines? Do I have to have a journalism degree, or is well-proofed quality writing all that matters? Or something in between?
Most editors don’t care about your degree, we care about the quality of your ideas and writing. And we want to know where you’ve been published previously. But I’m not the editor of a legacy magazine with lots of cash to throw around. If any of those editors were on Tumblr, I’d suggest you pose this question to them.
(Ok, I lied. Sometimes I make very janky gifs. I made this one.)
ailleursmeilleur asked: How did you get into editing? I think I want to get into the editing field, but I’m uncertain of the process (I’m assuming lots of [un]paid internships and freelance work first) and the responsibilities of an editor.
My path was pretty traditional: High-school newspaper —> J-school undergrad —> job to save money for unpaid internship —> unpaid internship —> entry-level web-editing job —> features editing job —> executive editor job. (Also, sorry I deleted half of your question. Never not editing.)
visualandcritical asked: Do you know what film the GIF in “when news breaks” is from?
capitalnewyork asked: Who are you? Please marry me.
gunsandalcohol asked: So! You’re amazing and never stop, from one editor to another. Marry me? (but only if you live in Canada and are totally cool with me leaving my job next week to go to a master’s for some stupid reason.)
Nope, not even to an unemployed Canadian who likes guns and alcohol.