Codex Q&A: What are some of the biggest challenges running your magazines?

In July 2013, I served as the “editor-in-residence” for the Codex Writing Group, which meant basically I was asking a month-long AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) interview. With Codex’s permission, I’m re-posting the Q&As here on my blog. The questions were all provided by members of Codex.


You’re known for keeping your magazines running like clockwork. What are some of the biggest challenges in doing that?

I guess the biggest challenge is the fact that I have to rely on so many other people. To keep things on track, I have to do a lot of wrangling. There’s a lot of moving pieces putting together something like Lightspeed every month, and it takes a big team to manage it all. I guess, ultimately, the biggest challenge is finding the right people to rely on to do what they say they will do. I’ve had very good luck in recruiting devoted people who excel at what they do.



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