Sunday, August 31, 2008

Seeking Additional Employment

Tight economy = I was let go, last week. I've got 10 years of experience (mostly in editorial, a few years in marketing) in trade magazines publishing. I'm not opposed to a career change. If my wallet were bottomless, I'd just go to school full time and become an acupuncturist in three years. But I need health insurance, so I need a position that will offer me that. I love copy editing -- my brain is wired for it, some people are quite aware of that, and I hope to have some freelance work headed my way in the weeks ahead.

In the meantime -- have brains, will travel (and half-asleep right now, pardon me). Challenges welcome. I need to tweak my resume; I'll take care of that this week. Things will work out for the best, in the long run.

I certainly wouldn't mind working someplace shabbos-friendly, but it would have to be a really cool job if it were the kind that would require me to wear a skirt every day. (By cool, I mean something challenging.)



  1. "trade publishing and copy editing"

    I have no idea what that means.

  2. I edited (my post). Copy editing is finding mistakes and fixing them and making things sound/read better. I did this for trade magazines (industry-related magazines) and for their online manifestations.

    I'm wired to find mistakes -- I'm very good at it. I pick up languages easily. The right preposition can really make a sentence that much better. Part of what I've done is also to take people's words (in interviews) and make them sound better (not that they're not intelligent or experts in their fields, I just polish or translate the dialect.)

  3. O Sailor, Come Ashore

    (Part I)

    O sailor, come ashore

    What have you brought for me?

    Red coral , white coral,

    Coral from the sea.

    (Part II)

    I did not dig it from the ground ,

    Nor pluck it from a tree;

    Feeble insects made it

    In the stormy sea.

    ~by aoc gold