Friday, January 08, 2010

Another Terrific Editorial Christmas Present

A few years ago, my dear friend Katy gave me the best pair of gloves any story-lover could desire. This year, Gbemi Rhuday-Perkovich came through with my favorite editorial present. In her Eighth-Grade Superzero, one of the characters takes "THE GODSON" as his D.J. name ("It's like 'The Godfather' -- junior division -- 'Godson' -- get it?"). When I hit this line while I was line-editing, I loved it so much that, in a fit of editorial goofiness -- which, my authors can attest, come over me fairly often -- I wrote my own D.J. name in the margins for Gbemi's amusement. And thanks to this awesome shirt she made for me, now the world can know . . . I am . . .

THE EDITRIX!!!

You know, this may also be my professional wrestling name. My motto: "Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair." Because quoting Shelley is how I roll, as The Editrix. Hee.

Thanks again, Gbemi!

9 comments:

  1. I love it! What a great Christmas gift.

    If you are going to enter the ring of pro wrestling, you'll have to work on your enraged, about-to-pop-a-vein facial expressions to accompany your new motto because the one in your photo is way too friendly. Have fun!!

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  2. That is awesome! And you look so cute.

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  3. Super fun shirt, and I am absolutely dying to read Superzero. The anticipation has been killing me.

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  4. HaahaahaaHAAAAAA!!

    Now you need to tell us your DJing style--beat juggling? Deep House? Trance?

    :-P

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  5. Hi!

    I recently ran across your blog and saw that you are a book editor. Could you please maybe give me one piece of advice concerning what a college freshmen should be doing in order to be a successful editor? What should I major in?

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  6. I am a writer who once upon a time was a therapist and therefore I must conclude this is a clear case of the "Editrix Text" complex. Very cool gift.

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  7. I just realized who you remind me of--Gwenyth Paltro. You look like Gwenyth Paltro!

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