Graffiti or prophecy? Taken at the corner of Dundas Street & University Avenue.
You may have noticed that I haven’t had any tech columns published in NOW Magazine as of late. Here’s why:
Two of the three pieces I’ve had published have proved to be an epic struggle with my editor, requiring multiple rewrites and lengthy phone conversations. A piece I wrote about the Telus bid to take over Fido followed a similar pattern, but after lots of tweaking I woke up on the morning of June 17th fully expecting to see my very timely piece in the new edition of the free weekly paper.
Instead I got a short email from the editor saying that the piece was “really close but not quite there”, whereas just a few days prior it seemed like it was a go. And I haven’t had any correspondence with her since.
With my paltry commission I certainly didn’t take on this gig for the money, but the constant rejection is starting to wear on my impregnable ego just a little bit, as it becomes more and more apparent that my editor clearly isn’t a fan.
So what do you think? Time for me to move on, or should I just suck it up and thank my lucky stars for this low-paying but high-profile opportunity?