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#1741 Wilfrid

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:12 AM

What's even the point of so large a conference?


Multiply number of attendees (170,000 at Dreamforce last year) by cost of ticket ($2,000 full price), and wonder no more.

Events are huge business today.

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#1742 Wilfrid

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:53 PM

Kate MacKinnon appearing at next conference I'm attending. And I am just the guy to say to everyone, "Meh, I saw her when she was playing the clubs."

Which is true (and I am the just the guy to mention that).

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#1743 Suzanne F

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 01:51 PM

Got this note from a client:

 

 

Thanks so much for all your work on this—the editorial team is really pleased.

 

Oh noes--does that mean they'll want to use me in future projects? I rather hope not.


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#1744 Suzanne F

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:46 AM

As I suspected/feared: I have been asked to do the next one, on grilling. It will come in June into July--so I will REALLY need my usual Vermont vacation following.

 

Well, at least I'm not being forced to retire.


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notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#1745 Suzanne F

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:00 PM

As I suspected/feared: I have been asked to do the next one, on grilling. It will come in June into July--so I will REALLY need my usual Vermont vacation following.

 

Well, at least I'm not being forced to retire.

Surprisingly, Team Bittman seemed to have paid attention to some of the questions I raised on Vegetarian 2e! So this one was not as painful as expected. But it was still Alice. :rolleyes:

 

But on the plus side, an editor I was worked for maybe ten years ago tracked me down to work on a kids' science book. :wub:  And I've been asked to work on a book of recipes from a Syrian refugee home cook; the team is all publishing professionals, so this should be properly done. And I was too busy to take on a D-list celebrity's memoir about her years dealing with domestic abuse. Dodged a bullet there. :ph43r:

 

Guess I don't have to retire yet after all.


I'm not wrong about these things. -- Adrian, 15 September 2017 - 7:35 AM

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#1746 voyager

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:44 PM

Sweety, you know you love it!    You're no different from the rest of us.  Or as my husband reminds me, "the happy soldier gripes".  

Well, er, maybe....


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:30 AM

Experience is an asset in some places. Grey hair can be a plus.

Other places have more dollars than sense...
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#1748 Wilfrid

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:35 AM

Hope to love my job soon. Just gone through sale of editorial properties I run*; lengthy process, confidential until closing.

Closed now, but process and transition surprisingly stressful. Beneficial for me once the dust settles.

* I run editorial side, not--thank god--commercial side.

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#1749 Suzanne F

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:55 PM

Love: just signed on to copyedit Seafurrers: The Ships’ Cats Who Lapped and Mapped the World  The blog it comes out of is quite charming. If you like cats, which I do.

 

Hate: just signed on to proof a memoir by a survivor of spousal abuse. Mentioned earlier; didn't have time to CE it, but it fits into an open slot. And I still worry about having enough money for us to live on.


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notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#1750 Behemoth

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 12:10 PM

I've been here for nearly ten years and I still haven't gotten used to men's knees poking out of leather shorts in the office.
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#1751 Wilfrid

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:22 AM

If I'm not around much here it's because the media brand paying my bills has gone into a sort of mock start-up mode due to acquisition, and that's where my writing and editing energy are going. And it's put me back on the road a lot of the time.

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#1752 bloviatrix

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:16 AM

I've been here for nearly ten years and I still haven't gotten used to men's knees poking out of leather shorts in the office.

I think that would be jarring even after a lifetime.


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#1753 prasantrin

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:34 AM

Are they booty shorts, or just leather bermuda-like shorts? Inquiring minds want to know!