Yesterday I posted this story to my Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Not only is it a great piece, but it’s the story I copy edited that landed me the position of copy chief at Flux Magazine. Well, current copy chief Kendall Fields edited the piece you read — you did read it, right? — but she sent a rough draft of the story to prospective copy editors to test their chops.
I wanted to be a writer. I ended up applying for a copy editor position. Then I landed one of the few senior staff positions on the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication’s flagship magazine.
If anything else, this occurrence is proof that anything can happen in life. From September 2009 to June 2011, I was a newspaper man. I was the managing editor, then chief at The Torch at Lane Community College. I was the Snowden foundation intern at the Yamhill
County Valley News-Register summer 2010. Then I reported for The Oregon Daily Emerald‘s Scene section summer 2011. And I loved all of it. Read the rest of this entry »