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Now it's over two years after my last post, when I was struggling to find work in Minneapolis. Two-and-a-half years later, my position at my former office has been ended and I'm looking for work once more. What have I learned in all this time? Nobody admires you for pointing out all the typos and … Continue reading Forward, Two Years
We woke up in the Carlton Hotel in Tralee at a reasonable hour and went downstairs for the complimentary breakfast. I had some cereal, a selection of fruit and a fat, watery sausage, and Rebecca had access to gluten-free toast with yogurt and fruit. She was in down spirits: something about the struggle to arrange … Continue reading Ross Castle at Killarney
I'm not getting discouraged, I'm not. Olson has ignored my repeated applications to their Proofreader position, and their HR person has ignored my repeated e-mails directly to her, and now the position has disappeared, but I'm not discouraged. I applied for a copy editing position with Target, and my Target contacts reached out to the … Continue reading Work May Be Found or Created
I just came across an interesting Mashable article. It talks about Klout, the web-based high school popularity contest with fallible metrics, which isn't so interesting, but the article also talks about how to legitimately boost your rating with Klout. And this is interesting only because, once you remove it from this misguided, self-important company, it's … Continue reading The Stronger Online Presence
There are so many free applications for business people to use! This is excellent for me, as I'm once again trying to get my independent business in motion. I don't expect it to be robust or bustling, but a few projects here and there would definitely help things out. This site (the former Tough Love … Continue reading Google Helps Small Businesses
Mmmhh... Looking for work is no fun. It's a lot of work that doesn't pay, actually. I used to say that I wish I could go back in time and tell my past-self to get into editing. I was pretty directionless in the third decade of my life and could've used that advice. Now, however, … Continue reading If I Could Go Back in Time…
We arrived back in the States on April 6: one day before my 41st birthday, one day after our third wedding anniversary, and not long after Japan's earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami and shattered its Fukushima reactors—this last, relevant because we did spend a day in Narita, Japan, on our way back home. I was … Continue reading Writing Writers Helping Writers Write
April 6 was our long day of travel, flying along with the sun for a 36-hour commute, all told, only to end up in the Minneapolis St. Paul Int'l Airport on the same day we left the Ngurah Rai Int'l Airport in Denpasar. Technically. The day before was our third wedding anniversary, and the day … Continue reading Narita, High Noon
This morning it was my turn to lead the sightseeing, to check the maps and lead us around to interesting places.