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    Write a long post about your job

    The most boring/least boring aspects, your career prospects, etc.

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    I proofread stuff for an insurance broker. They’re mostly documents relating to insurance, claims, employee benefits, company renewals and prerenewals...stuff like that. The most boring stuff is the long lists where I can’t proof sentences and just have to look at numbers and words. The best are the Requests for Proposal, where my company is trying to promote itself to a potential client. Those are long (I did one today that was 108 pages), but they’re filled with paragraphs of text. The other proofers don’t like them, but I do.

    I’ve been doing well; I just received a $200 bonus last week. But this isn’t the job I want to have for the rest of my life. My dream job is to be a copy editor for a news publication, which I did in high school and college, but news publications are dropping copy editors. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where I really wanted to work, laid all its copy editors off last August. So I’m still looking for a journalism copy editing job out there. My hometown’s newspaper recently stirred up some controversy with a comic that led to people resigning, so I was hoping a job there would open up, but nothing yet.

    I also edit stuff freelance, sort of. I made a Fiverr account about a week ago, but I don’t really know how to get it off the ground. I’ve had several people I know pay me for my services, though, so it’s a nice way to make some extra cash. I know this is what my life’s calling is; I just haven’t found the kind of content I want yet.
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