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How Did You Get Into That? // Careers // Entrepreneurship // Small Business

Grant Baldwin

Business, Careers

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How Did You Get Into That (or How'd You Get Into That?) is the podcast you've been looking for! Grant Baldwin (GrantBaldwin.com) interviews people from all walks of life that are doing something interesting to make a living. Whether you're looking for your first career, ready to make a career shift, interested in starting a business, becoming an entrepreneur or just need an inspirational and motivational kick in the pants, you'll find it here. Each episode will bring you the stories and journeys of people just like you who wanted something more out of their life and career and did the work to make that happen. Grant interviews entrepreneurs, small business owners, artists, designers, musicians, speakers, writers, authors, bloggers, vloggers, filmmakers, videographers, photographers, athletes, venture capitalists, Etsy sellers, consultants, coach, teachers, comedians, trainers, nutritionists, and more. We talk with people from all kinds of industries including fitness, health, nonprofits, medical, creatives, technology, startups, music, marketing, online business, social media, web, food/restaurant, engineering, and sports!

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134 - How to Be a Puzzle Editor For a Living, with Emily Peck Prokop

October 27th, 2015

Episode 274 of 282 episodes

Did you enjoy this episode?Click here to get the exclusive bonus material. Have you ever wondered who edits your favorite crossword puzzle? Did you ever think that was even a real job? Today’s guest is Emily Peck Prokop, a puzzle editor from Penny Press, a company that produces different crossword, Sudoku and other game books. In this episode, she shares what exactly her job requires, what goes in to creating one puzzle book and how her journey through life led her to a love of crossword puzzles, and an eventual career. Listen in to hear all of that and so much more on today’s edition of How Did You Get Into That?. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW What exactly does a puzzle editor do? How many people work on one particular book of puzzles? The special “skills” Emily had that qualified her for this job. How can you also work on puzzles? Why working today isn’t supposed to be fun, but it can be! How does a love for puzzles turn into a career? How much special knowledge is needed for this job? How to find “your thing” and do it every day. And much, much more! BONUS MATERIAL: What does she recommend as a best practice for doing a word search? A “pro tip” for completing the New York Times Crossword! A key strategy Emily recommends to complete a crossword puzzle. If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear a few additional minutes of the interview,Click here to get the exclusive bonus material. EPISODE RESOURCES Emily on Twitter Emily on Facebook Email Emily Media Bistro website Penny Press website Classy Podcast website Classy Podcast on Twitter Get Started as a Speaker Submitfeedback on the show for a chance to win an Amazon gift card! Subscribe to the show on iTunes Subscribe to the show on Stitcher Email me with any questions, comments or guest suggestions [email protected]

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