I am currently editing another article for DiVine. I’m submitting it on Monday. Again, very excited!
It’s another blog entry, modified for their site. This one requires less style guide type editing than the first one I did. But it requires careful content editing.
Although the original piece of writing has already been published on this blog, I feel I need to appropriately edit it for this new audience and publication.
In my work I am a rather conservative and more concise writer.
On this blog I write as I speak, colloquially and personably, and don’t limit my storytelling to the inverted pyramid style news model. I am aware that anyone may read this blog, and do limit some of my content because of this, but I feel this blog is more of a private way of communicating, despite its public presence (something I’m exploring in my thesis research).
But for DiVine, I want to keep my own voice but am also mindful that the website is also a government-based one and a has wide audience. My participation on DiVine is also something that I will highlight to potential employers.
So herein lies the challenge of keeping my own voice, sharing my own experiences with honesty, but ensuring the content is ‘clean’ and has some professionalism to it.
I’m putting myself in my Dad’s shoes. He doesn’t read this blog often. But will definitely be reading articles I write for DiVine. What would he feel comfortable reading about me?
It’s an interesting challenge – balancing the ‘real me’ with a style guide and some self-imposed content restraint.
I will keep you updated on when I am next published on DiVine.