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Gravdigr 10-29-2018 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Glinda (Post 1017775)
Well that respite didn't take long. They just asked if I was interested in proofing another book (100 pages) with a crazy turnaround time.

By the end of October.







That line is going in the book, btw.

Glinda 10-29-2018 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1017777)
By the end of October.







That line is going in the book, btw.

Heh.

Actually, they want it done by Nov. 2. Hell, I can do that in my sleep. :eyebrow:

Gravdigr 10-30-2018 02:49 PM

:devil:

Glinda 11-05-2018 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Glinda (Post 1017780)
Heh.

Actually, they want it done by Nov. 2. Hell, I can do that in my sleep. :eyebrow:

So, the good news is, I've apparently impressed them with my analitude (and speedy response) regarding the written word and its associated punctuation and final presentation. They have multiple additional jobs for me, if I want them and have the time.

*sigh*

I just got my life back after two long months, dammit! :rolleyes:

And this evening, I got a call from my longtime friend/client/former employer (the guy who owns a town in MT) who is desperate for my help.

Goddammit.














I am valued, needed, and in demand (and I can continue paying the bills). *bliss*

I told my friend that he'd better fucking take his usual winter vacation in Cabo and invite me along.

xoxoxoBruce 11-05-2018 11:24 PM

Be pleasant, be gracious, be cool... if they can afford you. ;)

Gravdigr 11-06-2018 07:56 PM

Does it still feel good to feel wanted?

fargon 11-07-2018 06:42 AM

What good news did you get?

Glinda 11-07-2018 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1018339)
Does it still feel good to feel wanted?

Yes, and even better, it feels good to know that I apparently have a great ongoing gig! When you're a freelancer, you're looking for a new job every freakin' day. Once in awhile, you get locked into something sweet, and you ride that wave as long as you can. Unfortunately, sometimes that wave peters out.

For example, the last two ongoing proofing/editing jobs I had (roughly three years each) were eventually outsourced to India. I find it hard to imagine that people in India have a better grasp of American English and its excentricities than, say, I do, but there you go.

So, yeah. I'm still stoked. I like the work (when it's not dumped on me at the last minute!) and they like my work, so what's not to love?

Currently, I'm taking a week off, and I'm loving that even more. :)

Gravdigr 11-08-2018 02:49 PM

I'm off this week, too.:D

Glinda 11-08-2018 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1018469)
I'm off this week, too.

I'm heavily self-medicating today in your honor, my honor, and in response to the insanity that hit my hometown overnight.

God rest their souls. :sniff:

Glinda 11-26-2018 02:03 PM

I just finished the chapter files for another book - this one on voice/speaking disorders - with the front/back matter and references still to come. Even though there will be more files to work on before this project is completely finished, I feel like I just climbed Mt. Everest - my proofreading projects are (nearly) done!

:devil: :cheerldr: :tuba: :fumette: :beer:

xoxoxoBruce 11-26-2018 09:24 PM

Hooray, good on you. :folks:

BigV 11-26-2018 10:09 PM

WTG!

JackieG 11-27-2018 06:12 AM

I've been giddy ever since I walked up today. I'm expecting my 1TB SSD to arrive that I ordered yesterday. Got a good deal on it for Cyber Monday yesterday.

fargon 11-27-2018 06:17 AM

High JackieG welcome to the cellar.


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