I met Wayne Hughes in a Facebook group and was intrigued by his perspective on book narration. In addition to being a narrator who specializes in book-length projects, he is a freelance writer and editor. His background is in journalism, theater, and broadcasting. Learn more about Hughes on his website or Facebook Page.
For reading out loud!
By Wayne Hughes
When I was a cub newspaper reporter, we called the night editor “knuckles.” We’d turn copy over to him, proud of getting it on his desk before deadline.
When he saw a problem, he broke young reporters to his way of doing things by standing, shoving aside the mounds of teletype paper, empty coffee cups and ash trays brimming with half-smoked cigars, leaning over his desk and supporting himself on his knuckles.
We knew what was coming, so we tried not to make eye contact.