Backstories and more on Southern California fires

October 25, 2007

Over at SF Gate, former colleague and San Diego native Marisa Lagos has put together a good collection of information on the Southern California fires as part of the NWZCHIK blog. Of particular interest is a link to a list of burned homes and a collection of resources for people wondering how they can help with disaster relief.

Note to Chronicle editors: You’re underutilizing Lagos. She’s a good reporter who could be an anchor asset in any metro newsroom. Toss her something noteworthy now and then.


Two tips for getting along with editors

October 25, 2007

One of the biggest early-career challenges for many professional writers is learning how to get along with editors. It doesn’t have to be hard — just keep in mind what editors need.

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