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August Editorial Hawk Eye Winners

Our Editors rock! There I said it for all to read. Not only do they juggling multiple clients on a daily basis, they are also ensuring that each client’s news is distributed accurately and on a timely basis.

Though not every Editor can win he Hawk Eye award, the following are two individuals that hand an outstanding month and helped many of our clients. Congratulations to Joshua Moore for noticing several irregularities throughout the month, but his main catch for the month was correcting a dead URL link. He realized that anything after the “.com” in a URL is case sensitive. Changing the case of after the .com corrected the URL and made sure the link was live and active. Not to be outdone, Alberto Carta-Guerrero also noticed that a URL for a client’s webcast was linking to their pervious quarters. Correcting this saved the client a lot of potential embarrassment and the cost of a correction release. Well done guys!

To get to know our winners better, we’ve asked them the following fun questions. Unfortunately Alberto wasn’t able to get his answers to us in time.

Joshua MooreJoshua Moore, Associate Editor (Toronto)

  • What does Beyond Words mean to you?
    Media, especially press and news media, are drastically changing as we move full-force into an almost exclusively digital era of communications. Words alone are no longer sufficient. We must communicate with all media in order to connect. It is our role to facilitate that this communication extends far “beyond words.”
  • What’s your favourite movie?
    Monty Python’s “The Meaning of Life”
  • What’s your favourite movie quote?
    “And finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin mint.”
  • What’s your favourite colour?
    Green. It’s just so lively!
  • What’s your favourite day of the week?
    Wednesdays: that’s my night out after work. $3 bottles of beer at the pub near my house are pretty much the most exciting thing I do outside of work.
  • Cat or Dog?
    Living in the city, I’d only ever have a cat. If I had more space, I’d keep both as pets. I always grew up with 2 dogs and 2 cats.
  • What was the last book you read?
    “The Favourite Game” by Leonard Cohen
  • If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would that be?
    Rod Serling (from the Twilight Zone) or Alfred Hitchcock.
  • If you could travel to any region in the world, where would it be?
    I would love to spend a good amount of time somewhere rural in the West Indies. Alternatively, Northern Italy.
  • Mac or PC?
    PC, running Windows and Ubuntu.
  • Windows, IOS, or Android?
    Android forever!
  • If I could eat any food what would it be?
    I feel like I could probably eat any food that I want nowadays, in this Global Village. However, I have always wanted to eat sushi that’s been properly prepared.
  • If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you want with you?
    A copy of James Joyce’s “Finnegan’s Wake.” Oh, and probably a big knife.
  • What would you do during a zombie attack?
    This really depends on where I am when it goes down. I would secure the area, prevent anyone from getting in or out, and figure out what available provisions I have. I have a firm plan at my apartment, but if this happened while at work, then we’d definitely have too many people to just board ourselves up.
  • Anything else you want to share?
    I think the work we do at Marketwire is very important, and we are on the forefront of a new generation of communications. I hope that we can all learn from one another so that we can collectively become the leaders in not only-traditional media, but masters of the internet. Yeah, I said “masters of the internet.”

Congratulations to you both and everyone else in Editorial who do amazing work on a daily basis.

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