Keeping busy with a new "gig"

Happy first day of March!

So, the reason I’ve been a bit distant on my blog and on commenting on y’all’s blogs in the last week or so is because I’ve been accepted as a copyeditor/proofreader for Chippewa Publishing, and it’s already keeping me busy!

I’ve just begun and already I’m busy copyediting/proofreading TWO full length manuscripts for Chippewa! I love this job, and I’m thrilled that they accepted me– they’re some really nice people to work with! I (probably) normally wouldn’t be so busy, but I took on a second manuscript when someone else couldn’t complete it, and I need to get the two of these finished hopefully within the next week!

Plus, I’ve been just kinda down lately. Not really sure why. Just in a bit of a funk.

Nope, I still haven’t gotten the trackback problem fixed. It seems to have no problem locating trackbacks that I’ve posted within my own blog, but it won’t locate trackbacks that others have made (and I know there have been several). It’s really frustrating, since some of these people are linking to me for memes or just other stuff, and instead of being notified, I just have to “happen” upon it. Ugh!

And I miss MyBlogLog, too! Double-ugh! (Edited to add: I figured out how to get MyBlogLog to work again! I needed to adjust the width to fit my sidebar. I thought that was it the whole time, but I didn’t realize that I could change the width myself. Hooray– it’s back!)

And thanks, Lori, for introducing me to Mozilla Thunderbird! My hubby knew about it, but hadn’t thought to install it on my computer (he uses an older Mac). Anyway, I absolutely love it– SO much better than Outlook! We had to download the newer beta version because the other one was a bit wonky, but the beta is amazing! I’ve only had it for a few days and already I don’t know how I lived without it before. 😉 (I love all these alternatives to Microsoft! They’re so much better! Bye bye, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook. Hello Firefox and Thunderbird!)

I’ve got some posts I’ve been working on in small spurts, and have been saving them as drafts. There are a few memes there, as well! I’ll try to get at least one of them posted tomorrow, to give some food for thought for the weekend. And I will get to commenting on y’alls blogs ASAP! (I’ve been reading some great excerpts of posts in my Bloglines– can’t wait to get to commenting!)

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I'm a wife and mommy first, as well as a social media consultant/manager, editor, and writer. I'm also editor of Musical Reviewer and Houston Theatre Blog.

19 comments on “Keeping busy with a new "gig"
  1. I didn’t realise you were involved over at Chippewa too. They do seem to be moving on up in the epub world.

  2. Jessica says:

    Are they hiring any more? Let me know.

  3. Julia says:

    I’ve been meaning to tell you, Emily– sorry about that! I applied a while back and was thrilled to hear from Rebecca. I’m really enjoying it so far. Who knows? Maybe someday I’ll get to work on one of your books? 😉

  4. Gillian says:

    I thought this was brilliant news when I first read it on AW and now I am convinced. May you only have to deal with superlative manuscripts and charming authors!

  5. Leah J. Utas says:

    Good for you, Julia. Glad you’ve got a job you love.

  6. robeiae says:

    Hi Julia!

    Did you send me a message on MyBlogLog? I never check that thing.

    And didn’t Gordon Lightfoot sing about the Chippewa?

    Keep it in the road!

  7. Nancy says:

    Congrats on the new position! It sounds very cool. 🙂

  8. Congratulations! What exciting work! Getting paid for what you love. There ya go!

  9. Courtney says:

    Congratulations Julia! It sounds like it is going to be a wonderful opportunity for you! 🙂

  10. Congrats on the job with Chippewa

    I love mybloglog. The widget showing visitors is supercool. I have to start adding all my visitors to my contacts.

  11. Pattie says:

    Congrats on the new job! How exciting!

  12. Connie Barbour (NCRomanceWriter from AW) says:

    Congratulations on your new job! It sounds like you keep very busy. I have enjoyed poking around your blog. I have lots of new sites to explore – thanks for sharing!

  13. tjwriter says:

    Congratulations! If only I could convince my husband to move somewhere…

    Glad you like your new software, and I hope you work out all your kinks. I do like you blog. There’s lots of interesting stuff here.

  14. Andrea says:

    Congrats on the new job! I love MyBlogLog too. I just haven’t added the widget to my blog yet.

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  16. Tammi says:

    My sister did some artwork for a couple of Chippewa’s books. It’s a nice organization from what I’ve heard. Enjoy and congrats:):)

  17. latoya says:

    Congrats on the gig Julia! It’d better be work that’s been keeping you away from us! lol j/k

  18. Congratulations on the job in publishing! I’d love to get into copyediting/proofreading, even at a newspaper!

    Good luck!

    Gorgeous headshot, too!

  19. Susan says:

    Congrats on the Chippewa Publishing job. I was considering applying for the art director position there. It’s definitely a job I’m qualified for and would love, but I don’t have publishing experience, which the job description lists as a requirement. I wonder if Rebecca would consider me if it’s still open.

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