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Why a Good Editor Should Have a Dirty Mind

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    He was ribbed... for his displeasure.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member



    In case you didn't read the blog.

    And then there is this all-timer from the Daily Kansan about Mark Mangino's daughter's - then a KU student - reaction to her father being named KU's head football coach.

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  3. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    Local residents Heywood Jablome and Phil McCracken don't see the humor.
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I play up my dirty mind high on my resume. It seems to have worked well so far.
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    I have a CEO-caliber dirty mind at editor-level pay.
  6. Habbakuk

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  7. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    Just yesterday a female colleague of mine asked me about a feature package my publication was producing, because hers was thinking of tackling the same subject later.

    She wrote: "I'd love to get a sneak peek at your package."

    I giggled to myself, but didn't even comment to anyone else at the office, for fear of being fired.
  8. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    That would get a round of applause in the press box, as it should, though I hope that's the only thing you miss about working the other side.
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I've had one for more than 30 years.

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  10. baddecision

    baddecision Active Member

    My problem is that my dirty mind needs a good editor.
  11. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    Wow, just today I was looking at the final proofs for one of my magazines and noticed a cartoon that had an unfortunate little "beam of light." I pointed it out and everyone else started laughing and wondering: "How did I miss that?"

    I'd have missed it too if not for this thread.
  12. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Ugh. The logistics of giving Mangino the head job boggle the mind.

    As for me, my all-time unintentional favorite came courtesy of an ancient writer at my last stop, who is still there. It was a column about his cat dying, which turns unintentionally hilarious halfway through thanks to his use of a particular verb.

    My copy has gotten lost in the shuffle over the years. But when I gave it to people to read, the reaction was always the same. They thought I was a bastard after reading the first 3 grafs for pointing and laughing at an old man's lonliness. Then they get to the good part... and have trouble finishing it from laughing so hard.
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