When I was in my undergrad at CSU, Northridge (Go Matadors!) I discovered a passion – editing and proofreading the writing of others. Or more specifically and as others might put it, fixing people’s mistakes.
Since then, I have offered my services as a freelancer to friends, family, and friends of friends. Most of the time I did research or term papers but on occasion I would get to do fun stuff like create, proofread, edit, and distribute a birthday fact sheet or proofread/edit creative writing such as short stories and novels.
Sadly, I did not have the time to consider completing an internship in the editing/publishing field during my undergrad because I was commuting to school which I was attending full time and working part time whenever possible. So naturally when I graduated and started looking for a job in my desired field I lacked the necessary experience which I would have gained from an internship. Hindsight truly is 20/20. Continue reading “The Shock and Awe of Employment”