Words of Wisdom from Mentor-Editor Tom Zoellner

Great one

The Byline Blog

pictTomZoellner-200x300We got the chance to ask OEP Mentor-Editor Tom Zoellner (TZ) about everything an up and coming writer wants to know: what makes a topic good, who’s an expert and, of course, why he mentors.

On Peak Credibility (The Expertise Game):

TZ: Hi, my name is Tom Zoellner and I’m an expert in minerals and mining because I’ve written two books on the topic, one dealing with diamonds and the other with uranium.

On Expertise:

TZ: A lack of academic credentials should never stop anyone from pursuing the chance to say something important. That’s part of the journalistic gist is that, although we may not be experts, we have the ability to talk to the experts. Everyone started from a baseline of zero knowledge. That said, some kind of platform or worldly credential does help get the attention of an editor.

On Mentoring:

TZ: Mentoring is a chance to meet…

View original post 367 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s