Wednesday, March 19, 2008

tales of commissioning editors..

Chris Wheal, UK freelancer extraordinaire, reminisces about Fleet Street's commissioning editors:
I honestly worked on Accountancy Age once with a Loveday Cumming.
There was another sub with the surname Knight-Rider and I was asked
to step in help sub (because I could and knew Quark) when the chief
sub phoned in sick. When they said it was because he had dislocated
her arm putting her bra on, I just assumed that, as the new
freelance, I was the butt of all the jokes and none of it was to be
believed. But sure enough she turned up the next day with her arm in
a sling and it had all been true.
Oh happy days.

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