Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Window of opportunity

The best period to find work as an editor occurs within a very specific time frame in the twilight of a culture: after the point at which most people have stopped knowing how to write, but before the point at which nobody really cares any more. When the barbarians are at the gate, but they haven’t yet found the flowerpot under which you hide the key.

3 comments:

notRuairi said...

Be Mitchell Royce, Tim.

Tim Footman said...

(Afraid I had to Google that.) But, yes.

Charles Frith said...

This post keeps coming back to haunt me irrespective of where I am or what I'm doing.

Its intellectually taunting.

Even more importantly your writing here is the equivalent of an elegant yet brutally logic smart bomb.

And I'm not saying I understand all of it either.