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POLL: Your best "skill" (for the copy editors/page designers/paginators)

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by wickedwritah, Jun 19, 2006.


If you're a Jack of All Trades, what do you feel you do best?

  1. Line editing

    2 vote(s)
  2. Editing copy/catching mistakes

    6 vote(s)
  3. Paginating (i.e. the process of using your page design program)

    3 vote(s)
  4. Page design (making an attractive page)

    7 vote(s)
  5. Other (playing video games, blogging while on the clock, pissing off photogs with your crops, etc.)

    5 vote(s)
  6. Headline writing

    4 vote(s)
  7. Slot

    3 vote(s)
  1. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Ever think you're making it worse by doing other people's work. If it's that bad, why not talk to your/their superiors. Oh, let me guess, they're not as smart as you either. Or maybe they know you're gonna whine no matter what, so they tune you out. Nobody likes a know-it-all.
  2. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    The answer from above is usually: "He/she is a designer." I shit you not.

    And letting all of that stuff go is tempting, and sometimes it happens out of sheer necessity. But making a pattern of it seems like a bad choice.

    Oh, and you suck for even suggesting that as an option.
  3. pallister

    pallister Guest

    A wordsmith such as yourself has to be able to come up with better insults. You've gone to the "you suck" well twice in three posts. You're better than that. Aren't you?
  4. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    It's late. And I usually go to that one when the person is making no sense and there's no point in going into a real argument.
  5. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Good night.
  6. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    I had, to say the least, one of those nights where I wish I could be someplace that allows me to specialize. Alas, I don't know the secret handshake.
  7. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    What an entertaining thread.
  8. sportsed

    sportsed Guest


    I hope, based on my past performances and responses to your posts, that I've treated you respectfully and humanely and have not jumped your shit.

    Can I make one request? Please change your side picture. It makes my stomach turn.
  9. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    It's time for something different anyway. I may not change it ASAP, but I'll do it soon.
  10. Madhavok

    Madhavok Well-Known Member

    Good thread.,
    Anyway, as a fellow Jack-of-all-trades, I'm a pretty decent writer but I feel my one strength that'll get my foot in the door in the larger papers is my pagination and design abilities.
    I can whip up my MLB page pretty fast but the key is the page is pretty good. It has the agate, photos, and the roundups along with some minor league stuff; typical MLB page. I LOVE to create the front of the sports, thinking about a million things of what to do and then finally sitting down with Quark and doing it. Trial and error is quite common at my desk but I love it.
  11. sportsed

    sportsed Guest

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