Do you think I am being needlessly proprietary here?
I received a copy of the April issue of BC Musician Magazine yesterday, which contained my article on DIY methods of music promotion. I had been asked to cut the number of words, which was fine, I understand having a space issue, and then the editor cut another 85 words from the final version. Again, that's fine with me. I recognize that brevity is not my strength. Hell, I am just getting started at 800 words.
But then, they changed my title.
For me this is the deal breaker. I don't mind you cutting my words, but do not change them. Especially when you change it to something lamer than the original.
I had called the article "Indie kids are doing it for themselves". Okay, admittedly not the most brilliant title in the history of titles, but one that has a pop culture reference going for it at the very least. It was renamed "Do it yourself ... indie style".
What the hell is that? Answer: lame.
So just to be bloody-minded, I have put up a link to the article on my sidebar, reverting to the original (far superior) title. If the sidebar is too far to walk, but you would like to read the article, you can also download it here.
I'm still rather pissed, though. As my mother in law would say, as she points her finger into my face, "am I wrong?"