“Thrives in Fast-Paced Environments”: A Phrase I No Longer Use

Throughout my editing career, I’ve been tasked with rush editing projects. The term is defined differently depending on who you ask, but it typically means a project that needed to be completed yesterday.

I’ve taken on a 50+ page marketing project with a next-day deadline. I’ve also tried my hand at news editing, with an ideal turn-around time of 20 minutes per article. I loved the site, the people connected with it, and the idea of trying something new. And anyway, how hard could it be?

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