Thanks! I have the day off, but I'm a bit sick. A stubborn UTI with streptococcus, probably.
Thanks :) I have these things repeatedly, they are indeed a big pain.
Bummer! Hope you feel better soon.
Happy Labor Day to you too, Deidre32, and to everyone! It looks like it's going to pour here. That's okay! I'm just going to relax and read all day. No laboring! :)
I too like physical books!
Somewhat related to your daughter's and Nick's jobs: if you ever read Wikipedia articles and think "I could make this part clearer!" (or more accurate, or even fix typos and such) -- anyone can go in and make edits! (One of their guiding principles is "Be bold"; don't worry about being perfect; other people can and usually will refine what you contributed.)
Signing up for a Wikipedia account actually gives you more privacy than not: you can use a pseudonym, and using an account hides your IP address. Another of the benefits is that you can mark edits as "minor edits" if nobody's likely to disagree with them.
A result of crowdsourcing the editing is that many articles are in better shape than some published books that evidently didn't even have proofreaders, much less copyeditors!
How innovative! Do you have a Wikipedia account? I know the reasons to use pseudonyms, but I want to be known for the writing I do, good or bad. It does leave me vulnerable to stupid and mean spirited people, but I have been challenged by stupid and mean people my whole life. I don't expect a pseudonym to protect me from that element. Let me know where my reasoning falters.
Your daughter is so clever! Great news that she is applying for copy editor. Sure! she should charge for her services. Oh! to have a copy editor in the family!
Yes there's many of me. a dime a dozen! :-)
p.s. is persistence a good or bad?