Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Color of Editing

Black Font, Times Roman, Century Gothic, 12-pt...or perhaps 11? So many choices and so little time. So many deadlines with so many unedited lines. Such is the life of a Editor. Why capital E? Because at this time, my Editorship deserves to be addressed formally. That's right, we editors are a race of professionals who are tortured by the misuse of correct punctuation, baffled by misspellings, and we are absolutely appalled at the disregard and/or dismissal of the mechanics of grammar. With all that being said, I saw for the first time, that editorial racism was a issue for me. Have I always harbored these feelings of color preference, or has years of having my nose almost touching the screen, correcting paper after paper finally gotten to me? I've concluded it's a little bit of both; nevertheless, it is with VERY mixed emotions that I announce to my writing community that I cannot edit as well on a white background as I can on a darker background. GASP! There, I finally admitted it... Could this be a step in the negative direction for me visually? My 20/20 vision has never failed me. Now, all of a sudden I go to edit a paper for a colleague and upon the second edit, I realized that I had missed ALL types of errors. Who would've thought that editing possessed a color? Furthermore, who would've thought I, one so quick to embrace diversity would discriminate against the typical white screen and black letters. Michael Jackson said it best: "It's Black or White; shouldn't be a fight" But for me, at this time--it's black! (LOL)

The Pursuit of Being Editorial...

Editorial--how monumental a term could be, that it sets a precedence on the expression of so many different genres. Its importance not only resides in front page news, but it even spans to the not-so-serious topics that give our lives spontaneity and well-roundedness. Sports, Fashion, Entertainment, Dining are all areas where global interest is widespread, but an editorial piece just does something to me as a reader. An editorial magazine cover possesses the capability to seduce the visually curious, but the proper placement of written expressions can also capture the sensuality of a reader--carressing both the mind and soul. An opinion alone is just that, an opinion; however, an opinion complemented by the ability to clearly illustrate a concept or a thought proves to be much more moving and thought provoking. There's even been a time, where my beliefs were brought to the chopping block, all because of a writer's keen ability to suggest things in the most subtle, yet seductive method.

At Rasilliant Enterprises, we pride ourselves on being professional in our research and our presentation of accurate information; however, it cannot be denied that it is our pleasure to delve into editorial topics and issues that are trending, controversial, and hands down enticing. Don't hesitate any further. Pitch your editorial idea to Rasilliant Enterprises and let us season your idea or concept with fresh writing, elaborate vocabulary, and an editorial swag that is CERTAIN to get the attention of readers.

Remember folks, in all of your getting, get EDITORIAL! (LOL)