“The Terminator” was screened at this year’s Locarno Film Festival.

A Literary Critic Trying to Survive a Film Festival

Have you heard of the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland? It’s one of the most renowned film festivals in Europe; its full of famous actresses, directors and producers, full of experienced industry professionals, well-known film critics.

And then there’s me.

I’m Karin, and I don’t know a single thing about…

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It did not end well.

It was a normal Saturday afternoon in early April — or as normal as Saturdays would get in this never-ending pandemic. The pandemic is the new normal and, as sad as that may sound, lockdowns are the new normal. In lockdown, it is normal to gain weight. …

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It means being humble, and it means being bold.

Can you guess the single most important resource of an editor? It’s not the dictionary, the computer, or the red pen. It’s not their language skills or their knowledge of the subject or genre.

It’s the author’s trust.

If you’re editing a book, paper, or even just a blog post…

This is home.

“And if eating cake is wrong, I don’t want to be right.”

2020 probably wasn’t the best year for any of us. Just like everybody else, I’ve had the very essence of my existence taken away from me. What is a competitive dancer without competitions? What is a teacher without students?

I’m sure many people have had it a million times worse…

Karin A. R. Taglang

Freelance Editor • Cultural Journalist. I talk language, freelance writing, and books — in no particular order.

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