“Being an Editor is hard.” Immense understatement right? I learned this the hard way this past week after being named Publications Secretary for my dormitory association. The task of founding, designing, writing, printing, and distributing a newsletter for the dorm to coincide with one of our major events of the year, Korean Night, was my responsibility. The plan is for the newsletter to be published once a month. This month, however, I was given about 7 days.
What a 7 days it was! I spent several unsuccessful hours trying to install different page design programs onto my computer. Then there were the hours spent coming up with a general design. Then there was the writing. And more writing. And more writing, because I was essentially a one man writing staff.
Then there was the waiting for people to turn in their bios and photos so I could design their pages. That was the worst. To all my former editors: I’m sorry for ever turning things in late. I now know your pain.
Of course, there was the final 24-hour crunch, where I worked until 5 AM on final touches, then woke up at 7:30 AM to keep working.
Finally, it is done. All that is left is to print and make copies. And thus, my first experience as an Editor is complete…until next month. 😐