To those in the states...HAPPY LABOR DAY!

May you have a relaxing, healthy and wonderful day off! (If you have the day off)

Enjoy! :-)

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We have Labor Day too.

Just the thanksgivings are different dates....ours is in October.

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! :)

Thanks! No, I haven't used a Kindle yet. I'm a library first, then bookstore kind of woman, lol. I will maybe give-in someday! ~Mindy (booklover.)

Keep it up, Mindy. As long as there are people like you who buy books and use the library, there will be jobs for people like me (I'm an editor). I have also vowed to never use an e-reader. There's just something about holding a book in one's hands that I find comforting. 

I like the feel of a book in my hands too, Nick. My daughter was the copy editor for her high school's award -winning newspaper. She's in college now, and an Art Major, but she just applied for the job of copy editor at the school newspaper. She also edits all of her friends' papers. Since she hasn't gotten a job yet, I told her to charge them each a small fee!

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! 


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