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Old 12-15-2018, 02:15 PM   #12046
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To hell wid 'em...with their bouncing and their bebopping all over the place.

And their Dan Fogleberg records...
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:41 PM   #12047
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Old 12-15-2018, 07:07 PM   #12048
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Did they hear the other group had offered more money?
That was for a different book project/project manager from the same company, which I had to turn down in order to finish the last bits of my current project.

I don't fully understand the company's heirarchy and range of services. I do know it's very broad. They're primarily a business management and software provider, but they have an editing/publishing arm that produces 1500-2000 books per year.

Within that publishing arm are multiple project managers competing for available vendors like me to work on various book projects. The PMs have some sort of list they consult for approved editors/proofreaders, and one or another may not have dug deep enough to find out if I'm currently working on a different project. So I occasionally get queries from different PMs asking if I'm available to work on their project when I haven't yet finished my current project.

Y'know. The right hand often doesn't know what the left hand is doing. And so it goes . . .


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Old 12-16-2018, 12:01 AM   #12049
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That's what I mean, I wonder if the left hand found out the right hand offered more money and figured they better up the ante to keep in the running on future projects.
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Old 12-16-2018, 04:12 AM   #12050
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That's what I mean, I wonder if the left hand found out the right hand offered more money and figured they better up the ante to keep in the running on future projects.
Oh my, but you're a cunning creature.

But truthfully, my current PM raised the rate because the author wanted me to do a little additional work. Beyond checking the final proof bibliography against the author's original manuscript, the author asked if I could also do a bibliographic crosscheck against the citations mentioned in the final proof chapter files (to make sure the chapter citations match the bibliographic citations).

Guess what? They don't. A LOT.

So. I'm assuming the author has had a chance to review the chapter files I submitted and likes my work. And I'm assuming that the author is deeply interested in getting this edition of the book perfect. Because (I'm assuming) the original author of this book (and many others on matters concerning the throat and speaking) died earlier this year, and this 10th edition is meant to be a sort of tribute + all-inclusive, major reference work that updates all the shit that came before it. And so that's why, I'm assuming, they gave me a better rate for the whole book (320 pages), even though the extra work I'm doing concerns only the front/end matter (52 pages).

I don't know if any of this is true, but you got me thinking and I've had several cocktails, so there's that.

Bottom line? Evidently, I'm a fucking genius when it comes to this picayune shit, but by god there's a spot on the planet for me!

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Old 12-17-2018, 10:59 AM   #12051
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Evidently, I'm a fucking genius when it comes to this picayune shit...
Man, I know how ya feel. It's a burden sometimes ain't it?

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Old 12-17-2018, 01:06 PM   #12052
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Man, I know how ya feel. It's a burden sometimes ain't it?

Yabbut, someone's gotta do it.

BTW, I finished my book project at 2 a.m. Sweet relief!

Now, I've got metric butt-tons of holiday pet sitting staring me in the face.
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Old 12-17-2018, 01:58 PM   #12053
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:13 PM   #12054
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A surprise Christmas gift out of the blue, a 73 year old book from a guy in Texas I've never met. I had him build a transmission for me 18 months ago and we correspond regularly, but this was a shocker.
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:44 PM   #12055
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Old 12-23-2018, 07:33 PM   #12056
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Wow, what a neat find!
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Old 12-23-2018, 09:26 PM   #12057
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I would read that cover to cover many times.
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