Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Many of you know that I'm a freelance writer/editor when I'm not playing with boats or knitting.

I love my job. I don't have to work very hard to make decent money, I can work in my jammies at 5:00 a.m. and be done for the day, if I want to be, by 10:00. I can turn down projects if there's anything I'm not comfortable with (and I have!); I also get to meet lots of interesting people, and learn about interesting subjects that I might not otherwise come across in my life. And, occasionally, there are other rewards, too.

Generally speaking, most clients cut you a cheque, shake your hand, and ride off into the proverbial sunset. But yesterday I had coffee with a client whose book is 'hot off the press' and he wanted to make sure I got a copy.

This job was a challenge ... what do I know about investing? Much of this book was in some kind of foreign language to me -- formulas and mathematical concepts and I don't get along so well. But Dr. Kinarthy's easy-going writing style and demeanor made it much easier, and I got it done.

Yes, the book *is* autographed, but more importantly...

... this dude knows how to say thanks!

(Oh, and if the book interests you, you can buy it here!


Esther V. said...

WAY TO GO, Marilyn!!!

Hailey said...

Awesome Work Mumma!

Anonymous said...


I love the projects where I don't know as much of the subject matter, it keeps my mind moving!