WELDON BURGE

Publisher/Full-Time Editor/Freelance Writer

Bullets and Butterflies: A Blog by Weldon Burge

The Other Side of the Desk

July 27, 2009

Tags: writing, editing, Weldon Burge

If I have any advice to offer someone who is serious about freelance writing, it would be this: Get a job as an editor. Even if itís a part-time gig for a small local publication, do it! Iím convinced there is no better way to learn the business of writing than to sit on the other side of the desk. Working with other writers, helping them to produce stronger writing that is tailored for the publication you edit, forces you to view your own writing in a less myopic way. (more…)

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