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About #Editorchat

WHAT: #editorchat is a regular conversation among professional writers and editors who participate in the micro-blogging service Twitter. Think of it as the world’s cheapest real-time writers conference. If you are or work with an editor, you are welcome to participate in #editorchat.

WHO: #editorchat was created by freelance writers Tim Beyers (@milehighfool) and Lydia Dishman (@LydiaBreakfast) in early 2009 and was inspired by Sarah Evans (@PRSarahevans), creator of #journchat — a regular Twitter conversation between journalists and PR pros. welcome new writing assignments.

WHEN: #editorchat is live on Twitter from 9-11 pm EST on Wednesdays.

WHERE: #editorchat is on Twitter. The “#” sign, known as a hashtag, ensures the conversation is always archived — just search for #editorchat” in Twitter, like this. You can also use live-chat services such as TweetChat and TweetGrid.

WHY: The publishing business is changing with unprecedented speed, forcing writers and editors to handle more work than ever before. #editorchat is a place for us to discuss how to help each other. (Because if we don’t, who will?)

HOW: To participate in #editorchat, write a note in Twitter (140 characters or less) and “tag” it by adding “#editorchat” to the end. That’s it.

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Written by LydiaBreakfast

February 11, 2009 at 3:37 pm

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