Last week it occurred to me that being an editor – even in this paperless digital age – can be a lot like human resources.

Well, except for the drinking, the dress code and cussing like a bond trader.

Jokes aside, we get a lot of pitches from flacks, story writers and artists who either want to get covered or help us do the covering. Made me think of what it must be like sorting through all those resumes. (And, the last time I had to do that, it took months to get anyone halfway decent in the door. And once we did, and after she knocked it out of the park, we couldn't hire her fast enough. But, man, did it take forever.)

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