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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Change: A Permanent Condition

Just when you expect things to settle down, something happens to kick it into high gear. Lately there's some changes going on over at WiDo Publishing that are moving and shaking the organization.

Among other things, our managing editor Kristine Princevalle is leaving, and I will be taking a larger part in the day to day operations of the business.

A year ago, we took on an intern, who is now working as a paid editor. With all of this, I am looking to find one or more new editing interns.

This is a part-time, unpaid internship, with the work and communication done electronically, requiring skills in proofreading, copy editing, formatting a manuscript for typesetting, and familiarity with Microsoft Word's editing features.

Anyone who's interested can email me at Karen@widopublishing.com and we'll talk from there. It's a great opportunity to learn more about the publishing business and to possibly work into a paid editing position with an up and coming small press with big plans.

I'm excited about these changes. Feeling a lot of pressure some days, but that's what keeps us kicking, right?

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  1. There is always pressure when changes happen. I hope things sort themselves out soon.

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  2. Change does bring that stress right along with it! Hope you find a great intern - good luck :)

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  3. Sounds like exciting doings at WiDo, Karen. Good luck finding an intern and with your new responsibilities.
    Karen

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  4. I'm stunned. Kristine has been my editor, and she is good.
    I hope for great things ahead for WiDo.

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  5. Remember, without change there is no growth. It's always stressful, but I hope it turns out well for you.

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  6. Kristine was my editor as well. I loved the gentle and professional—yet strict—way she helped to make my book the best if can be. Very sad to see her go.

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  7. Amy and Mirka, Kristine's an amazing editor. It's very tough to see her go, especially if she is your editor. She'll be here a little bit longer to see her projects through.

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    1. That's good : ) And of course I wish you the best with this new lineup. Sounds exciting, Karen!

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  8. Hmmm, if I had the skills I would jump at this opportunity. What a great way to get your foot in the window. (Doors are so common) I am amzed Karen at your ability to keep stretching and growing and learning as you enter the best years. Can't wait to see how it all ends up!Someone with your willingness to work so hard will certainly accomplish wonderful things at Wi-Do

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    1. Donna, Totally agree that going through the window is way more interesting! And as for stretching and growing and learning, I see the same in you with your organic farming, soap making, writing, professional blogging, and those are just the things I know about :)

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  9. Best wishes in your search, Karen.

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  10. Yes, Karen - if we don't change, we don't grow and if we don't grow, we're dead! I anticipate much excitement for you in the weeks ahead and good luck finding an intern. I'm sure there are lots of folks keen to give it a whirl.

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  11. Change is hard...but necessary. I hope it proves relatively painless for everyone and you find an awesome intern soon.

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  12. I hope you get a fab intern!! Yay for WiDo!

    Take care
    x

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  13. Hey, Jacksonville girl! I went to h.school in Pittsfield, grew up on a farm 15 miles south of that!

    Tell me about 'Wido publish', if you could! I am getting confused with the other publishing sites that I am seeing. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Susan, My family actually lived in Pittsfield for awhile. Depending on when you went to school, you might have known my youngest sister, Becky Jones. She was the only one of us who attended school there. Nice to meet another Illinois native! (central Illinois of course, we all know Chicago doesn't count.)

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  14. Funny how change can throw us for a loop, but in the end it usually works out well. Good luck!

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  15. Wow, this will be a great opportunity for someone. Wish I had more time.

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  16. This looks great! You know, I actually might be in touch.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  17. This sounds awesome. I wish I could apply.

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  18. Kristine is leaving? I'll miss her. I've loved working with her.

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  19. Good luck on your search. I can't wait to see your growth. Change is good.
    dreamweaver

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  20. As a person who struggles with change, your title brought me great insight. Change is a permanent condition.

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    1. Jenn, As much as we may not like it, we just have to accept that, don't we?

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  22. Hey Karen, hope your blogger woes have ended. Sounds like WiDo is doing quite well. Hope you find your intern.

    Denise

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  23. "Change" is the topic for the Letter C in the A to Z challenge this year. I identify with your struggle. Change is always moving, fluctuating.

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  24. what an amazing opportunity for someone - thanks for your visit
    Lx

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  25. Hi Karen! Nice to meet you also. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I agree, change is good. Being stagnant is not. Good luck with your intern hunt.

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  26. Sounds like a great opportunity for many. Good luck with the hunt for an intern.

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  27. Congrats Karen!! You're going to be fabulous!

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