How to Give Useful Feedback Without Losing Your Friends

As an editor, sometimes I can be a bit harsh. When you have high standards and a bit (maybe more than a bit) of an ego, your feedback can be blunt—brutal, even. It seems justified when you’re the one giving the criticism. But as we all know, receiving feedback can be a gutting experience. Here … Continue reading How to Give Useful Feedback Without Losing Your Friends

How to Accept Feedback: 7 Steps for Getting the Most out of Criticism

I’ll be honest. It’s usually impossible for me to accept feedback with a smile on my face. I have very thin skin. It’s hard for me to separate myself from my work—in many cases, I feel as though my work is, in a very real sense, a vital part of me. And so to see … Continue reading How to Accept Feedback: 7 Steps for Getting the Most out of Criticism