Posted tagged ‘editor’

Change Artist day!

July 11, 2011

Today you can find my Washington Post Express article on a young man who left the homebuilding business at its height to become a pastor in the United Methodist Church. It’s the 56th article in this Change Artist series, which highlights people who’ve gone back to school to change careers.

Way back in 2006, the editor asked a few writers to propose subjects. I sent in several, took the first assignment, and have done them ever since, on everyone from a chef, a yoga teacher, and a financial planner to a Foreign Service officer, a firefighter, and even a trapeze artist. Certainly never expected the gig to have more sequels than the James Bond movies — let alone last this long.

Copyright 2011 Ellen M. Ryan. All rights reserved.

Monkey SEO, monkey …

June 27, 2011

This week’s project: interview marketing experts around the country about how recycling companies can improve their B2B and B2C marketing by use of SEO, SEM, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. So much of what they’re saying fits in with the content of my Writing and Editing for the Web class through MediaBistro, which is covering much more than writing and editing. Both for me and for the editor who assigned this article, that’s value added!

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