December 30, 2011

Happy New Year, editors!

On the last workday of the year (for most of us), here's a few links to represent the wonderful world of the Internet in 2011.

  • Jane Friedman’s 12 Must-Read Articles from 2011: A roundup of the year’s deep thinking on reading, writing,  and publishing. Information,  expertise, journalism, web, books, and more.

  • Zen Habits’ Habit Change Cheatsheet: 29 tips for successfully incorporating a new habit into your life. The first two tips: Do just one habit at a time. Start small. (At least three editors on Twitter have resolved to take walks outside in 2012. Every day.)

  • And gratitude, for the editors we've come to know online. The Author-Editor Clinic’s Twitter persona, @ae_clinic, now follows 237 editors around the world. Literally around the world: from Seattle to Dubai, via Dublin. Some have taken classes with us. Many curate their own lists of “editing” connections—and so the community expands. Editors associations of all sorts, from the EFA to the EAC, also meet online these days as well as offline; copyeditor Katharine O’Moore-Klopf maintains a comprehensive list of editors associations as a gift to other editors, who don’t have to do the research all over again. So on this last Friday of 2011, we'd like to express our deep appreciation for the all the editors we've met, worked with, and learned from this year. Thank you, and see you online in 2012. 

Happy New Year! 

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