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6 Mechanical Mistakes Most Writers Make (and I’m sometimes guilty of #4)

Published on February 21, 2014 By Tim

I’m a freelance writer and blogger, but I’m also an editor. The kind of editor that pays people for quality travel stories they write, for a publication that wins awards year after year. So I see things from both sides of the desk more than most. That includes seeing common writing mistakes that are not […]

9 Ways to Really Piss Off an Editor

Published on December 4, 2012 By Tim

I’ve danced around this subject, hinted at it, and addressed the margins, but it’s time for a rant. The past month has set a record for writers I really like trying my patience and ones I’ve never met trying my nerves. So here’s the unadorned version of what’s really in my head (and sometimes in […]

A Conversation with Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Published on November 6, 2012 By Kristin

This week, we feature the amazing Stephanie Elizondo Griest. Stephanie, an award-winning nonfiction writer, editor, and English professor, is the author of two memoirs, the powerful Around the Bloc and the poignant Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlands. She was also the 2010 editor for the Best Women’s Travel Writing series and is a […]

Does a Travel Writer Need to Travel Alone?

Published on December 16, 2011 By Tim

I read a blog post recently that said, “If you’re a writer, there’s only one way to travel and that’s solo. Travel with a companion and you come complete with an invisible wall around you.” This is not the first time I’ve heard this sentiment stated, but rarely is it flouted in such an absolute […]

From the Editor’s Mouth: Michael Yessis of World Hum

Published on December 13, 2011 By Kristin

Back in 2001, Michael Yessis created the culture and travel website WorldHum.com with Jim Benning.  Since then, more than two dozen stories they’ve featured on their site have been featured in the Best American Travel Writing anthologies. As a testament to its high-quality content, The Wall Street Journal recently wrote that “superb writing and stylish […]