J.B. Blackford

Refine. Hone. Distill. The self is a text, too.

CollectivEvolution: A Communal Organic Story

In the midst of my usual copy editing and developmental editing gigs, I’ve signed up for some Managing Editor responsibilities on a project with my friend and client, Shannon Johnson, … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

RE: Thanks for the mail, Donors Choose!

“Fun” mail is a luxury anymore. Almost every day, my mailbox brims with recyclable junk, bills, and “grown-up” stuff to deal with. On some rare, peaceful days, the mailbox is … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Students in Print: 826 National Cultivates Creative Writing

Writing is important because it’s a way to communicate. It’s important because it’s a way to express yourself. It’s important because — even in the digital age — we need … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Money Where My Mouth Is

In two previous posts, I reminisced about being read to as a child and ranted about illiteracy and its effect on such a large portion of children in this country, … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 2 Comments