On Episode 3 of Hyperlink Radio, the Winning Edits team (Karen Beattie, Ray Sylvester, David Grabowski, Mindy Holahan, and Non Wels) gather at the roundtable to discuss what we’re stuffing into our earholes and eyeballs! There’s a ton of great content out there right now: groundbreaking podcasts, films, books, music, you name it. We share some of our favorite podcasts to listen to while we work, music to be inspired by, and books to cozy up with on a couch (cup of chamomile in hand).
It’s going to be fun, so pull up a seat at the roundtable.
Thanks for listening to Hyperlink Radio!
- Gilead by Marilyn Robinson
- Demon by Jason Shiga
- Judge John Hodgman
- Late Night Tales
- Polygon video channel
- Mental Illness Happy Hour
- Joy Sandwich
- Ethnically Ambiguous
- On Being with Krista Tippett
- Song Exploder
- Fearless with Tim Ferriss
- The Keepers
- The Show
- The Handmaid’s Tale
In Episode 2 of Hyperlink Radio, Ray Sylvester, Editor at Winning Edits, explores the incredibly complex issue underlying a simple term: net neutrality. The best way to understand it, he explains, is to ask yourself a simple question: Should your internet service provider be selling you bandwidth, or should your ISP be selling you content? Should your ISP get to choose what you have access to? It’s a simple question at the core of what could be the defining issue of the information age. The issue is heating up, sprouting movements like the Save the Internet coalition. Is the internet as we know it in danger? What’s on the horizon?
Ray takes us inside the net neutrality battle in part one. Stay tuned for part two.
Thanks for listening to Hyperlink Radio! Be sure to read the full article companion to this episode, The Concerned Citizen’s Guide to Net Neutrality, on our Medium channel.
- Save the Internet Coalition
- Last Week Tonight on Net Neutrality [Warning: may contain explicit, albeit bleeped-out, language.]
On Episode 1 of Hyperlink Radio, Janna Maron, Editorial Director at Winning Edits, sits down with Matt Gartland, CEO at Winning Edits, to explore the evolving culture of commerce.
Janna and Matt explore the far-reaching influence of brands and products, from their experiences as kids (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mania, generic cereals versus General Mills behemoths) to their experiences as autonomous and brand-conscious adults. These days, they’re focusing more on core values, environmental impact, and the social awareness thrust of many modern, forward-thinking brands.
Thanks for listening to Hyperlink Radio! Be sure to read the full article companion to this episode, The Culture of Commerce, on our Medium channel.
It’s our favorite time of year!
And that’s not strictly because we start compiling our “Must Read Books” list for next year, or because we get to watch our dogs treat snowfall as though it were a manic cornucopia of never-before-seen chew toys falling from the sky.
Don’t get us wrong. We love making book lists (and then consequently failing to read all of the books we want to read, getting sad and reminding ourselves that it’s a good problem to have: all the great books, so little time, a vicious cycle bibliophiles understand deeply). And, yes, dogs in snow is as joyful to watch as just about anything.
The main reason this is our favorite time of year is simple:
End of year lists!
So, with this post, we’re going to be creating our own end of year list, with a few of our favorite things from 2016 (note: these lists could also include holiday gift ideas too!).
Welcome to Part 2 of the Meet the Winning Edits Team blog posts! In Part 1, we met Non (likes to dance like Kevin Bacon from Footloose), Jennifer (would love to be a soaring bird), and Janna (the biggest teleportation aficionado we know). In this post, you’ll meet the rest of the team, Mindy (ask her about cats), and Matt, CEO and Founder of Winning Edits!
We hope you love getting to know us. I mean, we like us, so there’s no way you can’t share the same sentiment! If you share any interests, have any questions about what makes us tick, or simply want to say hello, please leave us a comment below!
And you can connect with us (and send us puppy gifs) on Twitter @WinningEdits and sign up for the Hyperlink Newsletter, our monthly newsletter replete with author tips, book publishing news, literary fun, and insight for the author-entrepreneur!
What role do you serve at Winning Edits?
I’m a Senior Content Producer. My speciality is working with development teams, which we do for our larger clients. It’s accurate to describe my role as the team translator, helping our content team to communicate effectively with outside development teams (web and app development). I make sure that everyone has a shared vision for what we are creating. I love this role because I get the fun of thinking structurally (like a developer) while still getting to tell stories (like a writer).
I also take on data-driven projects for our clients, such as developing and analyzing audience surveys and conducting content audits. On a day-to-day basis, I also edit podcasts, assist with copywriting, and handle the final quality control on editorial content.
We’re a small team, but a powerful one. Kind of like the A-Team or the Goonies. Each of us contribute to the overall success of Winning Edits in our own unique way—from individual strengths as they relate to the business (e.g., developmental editing, book publishing strategy, etc.) to personal modes of living that make us better partners in collaboration and success (e.g., critical thinking, curiosity, kindness, empathy, and an adoration for cheese).
This is Part 1 of our “Meet The Winning Edits Team” posts. Stay tuned for Part 2!
What role do you serve at Winning Edits?
I am a Producer, which is another way to say that I do a little of everything: copyediting, writing, social media management, podcast editing, customer support, and, if the mood strikes, channeling my best Kevin Bacon dance moves to the sweet, hip-thrusting beats of Kenny Loggins’s Footloose.
Welcome to the new Winning Edits website! We’re so thrilled to have you here. If you couldn’t tell, this site has had a bit of a design and organizational refresh. The reason for this is fairly straightforward: we wanted to create a better overall user experience, and make it easier for you to connect so we can collaborate to grow your audience.
To make it easier on you to navigate the new website, we’ve broken down its essential components:
- Home: This is our homepage, where you’ll learn about who we are, what we’re about, who we’ve collaborated with, and the awesome brands and authors we’ve supported. Come say hello! Eager to connect your audience with your story? Get started!
- Blog: You’re here! Our goal for the blog is to continue creating valuable content for the writing and editing community, authors, brands, and, our favorite, happy book nerds. We have a slew of fun content already here, including author interviews, book publishing insights, and so much more. Stay tuned for fresh content. But in the meantime, joyful reading!
- Newsletter: Your monthly adventure into the wonders of book publishing, author platforms, book-based business models, writing tips, and more awaits! It’s easy to subscribe. All we need is a vial of your blood and your first-born child. Kidding! Just simply add your name and email, click “Sign Up,” and you’ll commence your thrilling journey with the Winning Edits Newsletter!