Tony Mangan ‘Walk Around The World’ #17

When an article is written for a publication there is particular sequence of events. Firstly, there must be communication between the writer and the subject that is to be written about. Then the subject (or the person to be written about) must communicate their information as accurately as they can. They may also say of any limitations or considerations that they have with the information they are imparting simply because they are aware that the content within the article is essentially coming from their own source.

Once the information is told to the writer they must then assess the credibility of the information and go through a series of questions with the subject in order to elicit the correct information and the most pertinent for the audience of the article. Naturally then they have to get creative and put a certain sequence to the information or a twist of interest, so to speak.

Readers like to read interesting stuff and this is the job of the writer. Lastly, there is one more person that manages all of this communication. That person is the editor. The editor has a very responsible position. He or she must read through the finished article and adjust it’s contents with not just the audience in mind but also, the set of rules and principles that their publication is governed by in order to be considered a credible source or publication that is respected  in literary terms.

The whole process takes time. The whole process takes people. This time is spent between three people. They communicate between the three of them to make the best outcome for all of them. This three way communication is there to give satisfaction to each individual involved and to bring joy at the outcome of the sum of the parts.

This past week Tony Mangan has communicated with his article writer and in turn the editor. He has told of his information and in doing so the writer has checked his source. Then the editor has proof read the findings and considered it’s appeal. In conclusion this is the completion of the three way activity.

Co-incidentally in this past week Tony has entered in a Threeway. This Threeway is in Australia where his world walk is continuing.

So, as Tony Mangan recovers from his time in Threeway he hits the road again. He is thankful that his dealings with his article writer have been distant and professional and that he can have open verbal and written communication with the article`s editor also.

Leaving a threeway can be tricky as it can sap your energy. Thankfully for Tony, the article writer and the editor are all heterosexual men who just want to talk to one another, otherwise Tony Mangan would be re-starting his running career and sprinting as far away from any future male communication in the next random town that he comes into.

About the Author

Conor Hogan
As a native Galwegian, Conor Hogan teaches and consults across the areas of education, well-being and health while also researching human behaviour for his PhD at NUI Galway. After winning regional and national leadership awards, he blogged and co-authored a book on Mental Health for Millennials. He tells us he will endeavour to enrapture the glint of the Galway Eye 🙂 You can find out more about Conor at