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.

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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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