Tomeka Allgood, editor of Short Weeks—Long Weekends, answered two questions for TPM’s editor.
By Donna Miniely ITWPA Member Look up. Look waaaay up and take a good look at the faces on clock towers when you travel. Here are a few unique faces you might encounter. King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the king of Thailand for 60 years. Beloved by the Thai people, they called him King Bhumibol the […]
By Colleen O’Neill Mulvihill ITWPA Member Adjacent to MacArthur Park in downtown Little Rock, where ducks and geese lay strewn like pinecones under a giant fir, the restored 1917 craftsman-style Old Firehouse #2 welcomes visitors for a unique kind of overnight stay. Just blocks from the bustling heart of downtown with its pricy hotel chains […]
By Donna Connolly Don’t be deceived by its small size. Canada’s oldest Chinatown, located in Victoria BC, is well worth the visit. Steeped in a rich and varied history, Victoria’s Chinatown was declared a National Historic Site in 1995. Lured by the Fraser Gold Rush in 1858, and later by laborer positions for the Canadian […]
When you think of stingrays, Steve Irwin’s downfall comes to mind. Not frisky, Southern Stingrays are eager for petting or a squid snack. When you tell people you are planning on swimming with stingrays, they may look at you like you’ve lost your mind.
We were looking for a place for late dinner on a summer Friday night in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. We had no shortage of trendy and popular restaurants in the area. Wanting to stay close to our hotel, we chose something nearby.
Proofread, check spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Over half of the manuscripts I receive have neither a title, byline, nor contact information. If the manuscript is separated from the pitch email, I can’t publish the piece, no matter how good it might be. That story will end up in the closed file.
Read your draft aloud before submitting. This will help you catch odd sentence structure and silly typos that you missed by proofreading with just your internal voice.
Names that identify the subject and the author or photographer make an editor smile.