Timing is everything — this is our time

not teaching,still THINKING … Thinking brought us here, with our first Think Like an Editor post published more than 10 years ago, on Dec. 22, 2009. Since then, we have published more than 500 posts, all connected in some way with the all-important trait of “thinking,” which we believe is underrated. Now we are thinking […]

How to maximize your gratitude

not teaching,still THINKING … Gratitude is all around us this Thanksgiving Day. In the spirit of thankfulness, we share a post that originally was published in April 2014 when this blog devoted that entire month to “polishing your professional skills.” Here it is, again, intended for anyone and everyone. Thanking someone with a formal note […]

Get your audience involved in you

Today being the first day of summer, we advocate getting out to enjoy the longest day of the year and getting involved in some fun activities. First, though, here are some tips to get your audience involved in you. Do you know the feeling you get when someone taps you on the shoulder? The point of that […]

Add value at the top for readers

In a digital world, it’s all about “added value” for readers. Picture yourself behind the information desk at a mall, as the person who anticipates shoppers’ questions and is ready with answers. Ask these three simple questions of yourself: What can the digital experience add to the story? What questions can I answer? What services […]

April 29: A thank you? Pitch yourself!

For the month of April, our blog will be devoted to polishing your professional skills. Everything you need to know about courtesy, manners and common sense. And we do mean “need” to know. APRIL 29 Thanking someone with a formal note has already been a theme of our April tips. But here is an idea from […]

April 20: Want creativity? Here’s how!

For the month of April, our blog will be devoted to polishing your professional skills. Everything you need to know about courtesy, manners and common sense. And we do mean “need” to know. APRIL 20 Creativity is all about asking questions, especially of yourself. Professional skills include more than knowing how to do something and how […]