The work was challenging, but it was fun, and I learned a lot.
Pros: cardline helped me improve my computer skills.
Cons: i started work early, ate lunch at my desk and worked late.
For five years, I was editor of CardLine, a daily online newspaper that reported on the worldwide financial-services industry.
I wrote four to five 500-word stories each day. I edited the stories before sending the issue to CardLine subscribers.
I made two-important innovations at CardLine. They included launching the CardLine News Bulletin. When a major story broke outside the regular publication cycle, I would send out a special bulletin.
I also launched CardLine Europe to cover the financial-services industry in Europe. Later, SourceMedia management launched CardLine Asia.
When I became CardLine editor, the publication reported annual revenues of $250,000. When I stepped down to take another assignment, CardLine's annual revenues had reached $2 million.
I also was editor of ATM&Debit News, which reported on the ATM and debit- card industries. In addition, I wrote for another card publication that no longer exists.
CardLine, however, was the most fun because it was a daily publication.