Friday, September 16, 2011

Some GREAT News!

We just received some great news!  Sue Deans has offered to edit the book.

Sue, a member of the Rotary Club of Boulder, is currently a Visiting Professor of Journalism at Knox College.  She has held a long and impressive series of positions in journalism, particularly in Colorado.  Prior to teaching at Knox, Sue was Editor of the Daily Camera.  Before that she was Assistant Managing Editor of the Rocky Mountain News.  And before that, Sue was Editor and Vice President of The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  She started her career as a Reporter at the Daily Camera.

This project now has stories developed by a large and diverse group of writers -- from those that always wanted a chance to write, to some who are bestselling authors.  While that's a blessing and just what we hoped for with this project, it's also a challenge for an editor.  Sue is obviously up to the task.

We don't want to take away from the diversity of author styles and the wide diversity in the stories told by our homeless and intersection subjects.  Sue will allow that individualism to come through while providing the editing that such an experienced professional can offer.

Today, at the Boulder Rotary meeting, Sue explained that she is very excited to be part of this wonderful project.  We are thrilled to have her on board!

Elle has done an outstanding of recruiting writers, assigning stories to them, receiving early drafts, providing initial editing, and doing the needed follow-up!  We are so thankful for what she's done so far.  Her focus for this next phase will transition to working with Sue and being the principal point of contact for the book designer.  Yes, we're close to determining who we will use for that.  But, we need to get our Niwot Rotary committee of Scott, Eli and me together to make the final decision.  That should happen within the next couple of weeks when Scott returns from travel.

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