I didn't get the editing job I was trying to get because it wasn't even an editing job. It was a job full of misunderstandings. It's good that I'm not involved in this project.
I have a second run through to do on another book. The writer has improved her work so much I can hardly stand it. I don't know what to say because I'm filled with joy for her.
When the book is published, I will let you all know.
It's is by Murees, who is a blogger. She's a good person, too.
I don't want to be involved with people who don't say straight out what they want.
P.S. My laptop and email aren't working well, so if I disappear, you know why. My desktop computer doesn't work at all now.
I'm sorry to find out you are having computer problems, dear Janie. I agree that it's a good thing you didn't get bogged down on a project that was misrepresented to you. Your other editing project seems very promising for you and for the author.ReplyDelete
She had me write up a contract and was asking for other things when she changed her mind.Delete
Computer problems are so frustrating. I hope you are able to resolve yours quickly and easily.ReplyDelete
And I'm glad you escaped the tangle of misunderstandings before getting too far in...
Thank you for all of your nice comments while I've been ignoring bloggytown. I miss you.
I miss you. I never forget you.Delete
I'm sorry the job wasn't what it was purported to be, but glad you aren't tangled up in that mess.ReplyDelete
Good luck with the computers!
I hope the problem can be worked out. My desktop is already broken. If the laptop can't be fixed, then I don't know what I'll do.Delete
You do good work Janie. I hope you find your perfect job.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rick.Delete
Oh no! I hate computer issues! :(ReplyDelete
Sounds like it's a good thing that other job fell through.
Yes, and Yes.Delete
Best to have so little invested. And better yet to be working on a project that gives you pleasure.ReplyDelete
Murees' book makes me so happy.Delete
It's good to see progress.ReplyDelete
My computig time has likewise been hampered by traveling and inconsistent internet access. It's summer.
Tossing It Out
Well, I certainly haven't been traveling. I go outside as far as the garbage can and the recycling bin.Delete
ooh-sounds like you dodged a bullet! Good for you-there is always a reason.ReplyDelete
Yes, this woman didn't know what she needed.Delete
Glad you got another job that really excites you. Happy 4th.ReplyDelete
Happy fourth to you.Delete
That's frustrating. But it seems like it was for the best. It sounds like your book editing is going well for Murees. Hope your internet and whatnot are all working in proper order.ReplyDelete
Something is not right. Tabs won't shut down.Delete
That's awesome that you're editing for Murees! Sorry about the other job that fell through. I'm sure there will be more that come along.ReplyDelete
That woman didn't even say what she wanted. I said I'm an editor, and she got all excited as if having an editor would solve the world's problems. She didn't even want an editor.Delete
I'm glad you avoided the job full of misunderstandings. Those are never good. And I hope you get your computer fixed! That's even worse.ReplyDelete
I'm glad I'm out of the job. She misled me for several days.Delete
I'm sorry you didn't get the job, Janie. I know how much you wanted it. THANK YOU so much for the mention and for the kind words. Also, sorry about the computer problems. Those are always awful. I hope it gets sorted soon. Wishing you well and sending plenty of virtual hugs.ReplyDelete
Murees, you are my angel.Delete
As a freelance writer, I deal with this ALL THE TIME. I skip job ads on a daily basis that are vague or seem like they must be misleading. The biggest deception is in pay. They want you to jump through all these hoops before they reveal they're paying poverty-level wages. I have learned to ask up front, "How much does this assignment pay?" if they start coming back with questions. Most of the time I even state my fee when I send my proposal for the job. So few people are willing to pay professional-level rates, since they can go over to Elance and pay someone to do three hours of work for $5.ReplyDelete
My fees vary, so I can't decide based on money. I tell the writer how much to give me.Delete
You can never get away from me, even if your computer breaks down. I have your phone number and baby, I'll use it!!ReplyDelete
Will you sing to me, pleeeeeease?Delete
As someone who had been in IT for 10 years I can confirm that computers are just the worst. Unlike cars, which will generally run wonderfully as long as you keep them tuned up and maintained, all computers invariably go to crap, and often for no reason at all. I hope yours gets fixed quickly enough.ReplyDelete
And working with an editor is a relationship. If it's misrepresented on either side, then it's destined for failure, so it's good you're sticking with what works - like Murees.
I picture Murees with a halo, and a golden glow comes from her face like a night light. She wears a white gown. Murees is the kind of writer who paid attention to what I said she needed to do, and then she did it. Now I want to publish her book and make it a best seller.Delete
Glad you found out the bad things about the job before you got too involved in it.ReplyDelete
Hope you get your "technical difficulties" worked out and glad to hear your writer is making great strides.ReplyDelete
Technical difficulties are never really worked out.Delete