Materials writing conversations #2: death, death, death

This is a completely imaginary conversation. No characters in the convo are based on real people – I’m just bored and imagining conversations I might have with editors…

Editor: You’re coming up with some great material for the ‘Extremes’ unit. I love the texts! I do have one issue though…

Me: Okay, which is…?

Editor: I think they need some tweaking

Me: you mean completely rewriting, right?

Editor: No… Yes.

Me: Okay. Which ones?

Editor: Well, there was this one about Mount Everest.

Me: you mean Mount Qomolangma, right?

Editor: Oh yes, I forgot, sorry. So, why did you decide to focus on Green Boots? I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s interesting that there’s a dead body on Ev… on Qomolangma wearing green hiking boots, and that is an important marker for climbers. But… well, it’s hardly appropriate, is it?

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