Hi, I was wondering if anybody could give me some editorial feedback on some magic product reviews I've written? Basically, I'm a former creative writing major and managing editor of a newspaper, and I'm thinking I'd like to take a shot at writing about magic professionally.
I understand that not having a reputation in the magic world might be a hindrance, but since I can't do anything about that overnight I figured I might as well work on my other skills.
In any case, here are a couple of reviews I've written. If there's any chance somebody's got too much time on their hands, would you be able to give them a look at see if they're helpful, or interesting, or at (or close to) a professional standard? Any criticisms would be just as helpful, of course.
Thanks for any help anybody can offer...
Darwin's Encyclopedia of Thumbtip Magic:
http://erlandish.blogspot.com/2006/12/r ... ia-of.html
The Magic of John Ramsay
http://erlandish.blogspot.com/2006/12/r ... amsay.html
PS: Despite being a former editor, I reserve the right to typos. I don't currently have a copyeditor in my employ...