The Junk Food of Writing

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Oh, the wonders of (one of) my internship(s)

Backstory: My full-time, paid internship as a production editorial intern is at a publishing house, where most of my tasks include proofreading/copyediting and playing with maps/arguing with cartographers, among many other duties that sound dull but entertain me enough. This is my ode to the peculiar love I possess for proofreading.

-Oh, the pleasure I get from finding a mistake--making myself feel useful, important and, if it's a discreet error, rather clever.
-The mirth experienced upon discovering a comma splice--the joyful reaffirmation of finding a second.
-"Over production"? That's one word, right? Yes! Sweet sensation.

Hmm, it's almost 5:30; I should leave the office soon.

5 Comments:

  • Well, it's nice to see some kind of an update...

    Congrats on the internship--it always sounds like something I'd want to do, but then I realize I'm the one guilty of making the comma splices. Ah well.

    By Anonymous jesse, at 4:35 PM  

  • And did you read over at Match Cut that I had a dream about you about a week ago?

    By Anonymous jesse, at 4:36 PM  

  • Yeah, I did--I even wrote a reply to the post.

    Isn't that meant to be my dream and not your nightmare, though?

    By Blogger Nick M., at 7:27 PM  

  • Cartography? Wait the land is the blue part right?

    By Anonymous laura C, at 5:37 PM  

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    By Blogger barb michelen, at 1:16 PM  

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