Saturday, May 30, 2009

In a word

One of my freelance gigs involves editing short articles online. The editing process moves through several screens, from selecting articles to final approval.

After the initial edit is saved, the next screen is for review. The three options here are to approve/submit, reject with comments, or send queries back to the author and request a rewrite.

At the bottom of the review page, there's a short bio/blurb written by the author. I suppose some editors might defer more or less to the author depending on what the blurb contains.

I just did an article where the blurb read, in its entirety, "Dennis writes."

Brevity is the soul of wit, or laziness, or paranoia, or super-humility, or something.