Everyone likes to be praised for their work, so it should come as no surprise that I was pleased the other day when someone had this to say about some copy I had edited*: "IMPRESSIVE. Wow. How do you do that?!" As pleased as I was at this praise, I couldn't help wondering how it is that NOT just anybody could do what I did. I guess I don't always see what I do as a talent, and it is surprising when others do.
Maybe that's one of the reasons I find it so difficult to promote myself.
* The scope of the project was distilling several pages of existing text and a few PowerPoint slides into 2 pages of copy.