By David Hammond
| My first writing specialty was real estate opportunities in Uruguay|
(Image: Punta del Este, Uruguay, by David Hammond)
My career got traction thanks to a magazine editor who took time to help guide my efforts and polish my work.
Why did he go to the trouble?
Part of the reason probably stemmed from kindness. He could see I was serious about writing and wanted to help.
However, it didn’t hurt that I was a specialist—an expert on a topic in strong demand with his publication’s readers.