I meant to mention this some time back -- certainly before Marilyn mistressmarilyn went on vacation -- but neglected it somehow!
Marilyn's actually been published several times, so I guess it's no big deal. But I'm still delighted when it happens and like to make a mention of it!
This time she made the 50th anniversary edition of "IE" -- the official magazine of IFEA. Her article was the second one included in the magazine, a reprint of a work she did some years back. She was surprised when they phoned her and asked if she'd mind the reprint, considering the article wasn't recently written.
The article in question is actually taken from one of the IFEA reference books, by the way. ("Event Operations" is the book title.)
So, shoot me for being proud. It was just a minor thing for her, but a very big thing to me. Marilyn is an accomplished writer, and her work is admired and sought -- both inside and outside of the industry. (An industry where she excels at her job and is well-known and respected, both nationally and internationally. I think that's saying something, personally!)
Well, Marilyn never 'toots her own horn' -- so it's rare that others realize just how good she is at what she does. But she's risen to the top of her profession during her career, and I think that's pretty special. It's not bragging to say you work hard and have accomplished things -- it's simply a fact.
She'll be annoyed I've written this. She's a 'behind the scenes' person, who doesn't care for taking public bows. I admit I admire that. There are plenty of people around who enjoy being the center of attention, always seeking the spotlight. And then there's Marilyn who pretty much avoids it! (smile)
I say 'pretty much,' simply because she can't entirely avoid it -- because of the nature of her job. She does TV spots for the organization quite frequently now, and has done radio interviews for years. She's one of those rare people who is both good at public speaking as well as writing, which is a big plus for her work.
Anyway, this is only one of several posts I've neglected in recent weeks! (grin) I'm hoping to play 'catch up' a bit this week. I've got pictures to share, too! (Some from way back in April when we went to Vegas for Marilyn's birthday...)
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