What’s on the iPod: Timeless by The Airborne Toxic Event
I’m still on vacation, though I’m now south of the Canadian border. Because of my unusually heavy summer workload, I needed to step away for a full week. It’s a combination of detox and much-needed cleaning.
We talked a few weeks back about how to turn ideas into articles. Let’s continue down that path and see how we can simplify our article writing, which is a process I start at the idea stage.
I mentioned in the Ideas post that you should come up with questions. That, my friends, is where your streamlining starts and possibly ends, for good questions in your query make for excellent subheads later on.
Let’s use an example. This one shows the technique easily.(Because I know the editor and she and I chat about personal stuff, I did edit this a bit to stick to the point.) Here’s the original query, minus the greeting and the sign-off asking for the job:
few of the current disease outbreaks as reported by the Centers for Disease
Control. And the fear of impending epidemic is driving up insurance prices
almost as much as the outbreaks themselves.
pandemic/epidemic episodes and how they impact insurance. I’ll look at the
costs of outbreak, what diseases have the most impact on insurance, and what
insurers can do to help drive disease control. Some of the questions I plan to
insured requirements tighten?
methods) impacting the bottom line?
change agents in the control of such outbreaks?
Ebola. MERS. Avian influenza. Meningitis. These are the current disease outbreaks as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But what differentiates an outbreak from an epidemic from a pandemic is all in the semantics.
But what is a pandemic? According to the WHO, a pandemic is “the worldwide spread of a new disease.” However, even WHO officials can’t agree on when to use the term. ….
How insurers respond
When Ebola showed signs of spreading, a few insurers moved quickly to exclude coverage. …
At this writing, there are no current pandemics, according to August Pabst, a spokesperson for USAID, a Washington, DC-based federal agency….