Paula C. Squires, the managing editor of Virginia Business magazine, is leaving and going into semi-retirement.
Squires writes, “Well, I am leaving the day-to-day deadlines of journalism for a more leisurely pace. I want to visit my grandchild more, and there are several projects — personal and professional — long relegated to the back burner that will move to the front.
“But don’t be surprised to occasionally see my byline as I continue to contribute as a freelancer. It would be hard to go cold turkey after working in the news business for 42 years. Where else would I get the adrenaline rush that comes with breaking a big news story on deadline?
“When I first got into business journalism — after leaving daily metropolitan newspaper reporting because I thought the hours would be more family friendly — I feared it would be boring. A bunch of dull earning reports. I was wrong.”
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