Monday, June 25, 2012

Highlights Foundation Workshop

I got to attend a Highlights workshop at the beginning of the month.  It was the condensed nonfiction workshop with Peter Jacobi.  He is great, he is like an editors editor.  He writes articles to teach editors.

Those who know me, know I have been working on articles to sub to Highlights for Children.  One of the highlights of my trip was the evening Senior Editor, Debra Hess, came by for dinner.  I had been in touch with her through emails, but it was great getting to meet, and talk with her.

From left to right - Rick (that's me) Peter Jacobi, and Debra Hess.
They are all so nice. They are all down to earth, real people.

7 comments:

  1. Very cool! And you have a picture to remember it by. :)

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    1. Yeah, got some pretty cool photos and great memories.

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  2. Rick, that is so awesome. I'm sure you have many great memories. I hope to go to some type of conference. One day. ;)

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    1. It was my first. I learned a lot, took tons of notes, got tons of handouts, and a copy of Peter's book "The Magazine Article - How to Think it, Plan it, write it". As I am reading it, I can still hear him talking when I read parts he spoke about. It's great. If you ever get a chance to go to one, do it. Especially if it is one at Highlights.

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  3. Wow, what a great opportunity! Good for you =)

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    1. My wife an I talked about it, one morning when we woke up she said, "you're going." Next thing I knew we're making arrangements and booking a flight for me.

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  4. How cool! That's awesome. I'm so glad you had a good time. :-)

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