A job well done
It is with a mixture of melancholy and joy that I write these words. Our editor, Elizabeth Bush, is stepping down from her day to day responsibilities as the editor of the paper. The sadness comes from knowing that we will miss Beth’s daily contributions and presence at the office, as well as her skillful execution of the duties of editor. The delight comes from the knowledge that my dear friend will be pursuing other goals that pique her interest and jazz her creativity.
When Beth took over the editor’s reins three years ago, after starting at the paper in 2005, I wrote these words announcing her promotion: “Beth’s writing has been recognized and honored with many press association awards over the years. But more importantly, she is a trusted, sincere and diligent reporter and active Daniel Island citizen with a strong journalism background.”
The last three years with Beth at the helm confirm that those words continued to ring true. As most in the community know, she is a wonderful, thoughtful human and a skilled writer and editor.
Beth’s first story in the paper in September, 2005 featured a nonprofit group that works with orphaned Chinese children and her friend Lynn Cobb’s involvement with the group, Half the Sky. Since that first article, Beth has covered many business openings and closing, sad news, happy news, school news, development news, heart-warming features, hurricane damage and more.
The good news for the paper and the community is that Beth will continue to contribute news and features going forward, but on a much more scaled back schedule. Look for her centerfold feature on business development in an upcoming issue.
Going forward, please give Beth the time off she deserves and submit your story ideas, community news, business items, and all news content to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, Beth, for a job well done.