My last Editor's Note since leaving Minnesota Bride came out in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue, which hit newsstands in January. It's one of my favorite notes I've written because I decided to just lay it all out and tell the reader exactly what I've learned about weddings over the years.
My old editorial director, Barbara Knox, once told me that the most boring Editor's Notes simply regurgitate the Table of Contents, so I've always tried to steer clear of recommending stories within the issue. It's better to write about stuff that the reader might want to learn about or find entertaining. My former editor at METRO, Chris Clayton, was excellent at that. His Editor's Notes were always full of hilarious, poignant annecdotes.