Friday, April 23, 2010

Love the weekend!

I have no plans this weekend.  And I am thrilled about it!  I have had a long week at work.  We've had several meetings for groups of students preparing to study overseas this summer or next semester and they take a lot of planning.  Not to mention the last day of classes is next Tuesday so things are just hectic around the hallways anyway. Plus, I have been working on a project for the last couple weeks that I didn't realize would be so time consuming!

A professor asked me if I would help edit a book he's publishing this summer and I agreed because I thought it would be fun.  I love books, I love reading, and I always thought it would be cool to be an editor or work for a publishing company when I was younger.  For example, in the last book I read, Pillars of the Earth (which was great, by the way), I found two errors!  Anyway, I decided to go for it for that reason and also because I have a hard time saying no when people ask me for a favor.

Well.  Editing an academic text is definitely not the same thing as editing a work of fiction.  It took so much longer than I was anticipating and don't even get me started on the index - it was painstaking.  Needless to say, after a meeting to go over corrections that was scheduled for one hour lasted two hours and fifteen minutes, my throat was sore, my mouth was parched, and I was ready to go home for the weekend.

And now I'm ready to do nothing but relax for two glorious days!

3 comments:

Liz said...

congratulations on getting through the editing! enjoy your weekend :)

jennie said...

yes it is awesome to just do nothing! have a relaxing weekend!

Dorothy said...

Enjoy your quite weekend!