'You can no more 'promote' a writer to be an editor than you can 'promote' a plumber to be a gardener'

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"This is idiotic, and it happens all the time, and nine times out of ten you lose a good writer and end up with a mediocre editor," Charles P. Pierce tells Chris Jones. "I am the world's worst editor. Every change I make in a piece of copy makes the piece sound like I wrote it, and we all know how popular that phenomenon is with writers." || ALSO: Jones on the basics of profile writing.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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