Reading Copy Out Loud Refines It

by Ken Walker For me, one of several casualties of the Great Recession was an annual trip to Atlanta, hosted by a missions agency that downsized me in 2011. I especially enjoyed the give-and-take with writers from around the nation and personnel there. It was on my...

Planning Can Make You a Better Editor

by Ken Walker Once you pass age sixty, society seems ready to destine you for the scrapheap. Yet, I find that this decade is marking some of my finest work. It’s taken me years to get this far, and I’m not anxious to quit. One reason I’m optimistic is the breakthrough...

The Mental Benefits of a Clean Desk

by Ken Walker While it’s late April, it’s not too late to do some spring cleaning. Toss out those unused files and sift through all the “what-if’s” and “pending” papers that have been sitting there for several years. It took me a while to accomplish that task this...

Looking Back, Editors Can Develop Faith

By Ken Walker Last year marked my third consecutive year of increased business, a most welcome development after the bleak years of the Great Recession. However, until I stopped long enough to take a closer look, I didn’t appreciate the full significance of 2016. When...

Every Editor Needs an Editor

By Ken Walker More than two years ago, I wrote a blog for my website about a particularly moving spiritual experience. It began with an insight I had gleaned while editing a book on various business principles for a client near Boston. Wanting to let him know the...