Friday, September 28, 2012

More To Dos on the List

   Now the holidays are over, and I've got to do all the things I put off for after the holidays! There are two people I promised to fix suppers for, poems to write and send out, and several events. Tonight is Tebot Bach, and I am going to fix and donate some cookie bars to make up for not being able to donate generously to the organization. Sunday is a birthday potluck where I have been requested to make double portions of my savory pie, one of those tomato gallettes I made before and also a mushroom pie to go along with it. I might end up making two tomato gallettes instead since I found lovely heirloom tomatoes at the farmer's market.
  I am also studying up on copy-editing, since that's the next direction I'll be looking for work. I am not such a wonderful speller though. That worries me.

4 comments:

marly said...

Well, busy woman, you sound fruitful and occupied. And you can always hit dictionary.com or some such for the spelling. Actually I think copy editors prefer Webster's for American spelling, now that I think about it.

Robbi N. said...

I worry also about numbers. I will try to avoid technical documents that require me to work with them. My mind is not that way inclined, and that is an understatement.

marly youmans said...

You might ask Julie Antolick Winters on facebook how she got started doing editing and how she manages. She does mostly science things, I believe, but she writes poetry and is artsy...

Robbi N. said...

Lots of writer types are also copy editors, but the two don't necessarily go together. I am sort of sloppy and details of most kinds don't matter to me much. I often told my students I didn't care about the format of their papers or where they wrote their names. I was concerned mostly about the level of analysis and attention to the text.
There are kinds of editors (not copy editors) who work with substantive issues like this, and this is probably where I belong, but one can't start there, I don't think. It isn't my first time trying to get editing jobs. But this time I am serious about the effort.