Back in the old days—say, 10 years ago—a job interview was a strictly in-person thing. You might talk to someone on the phone; you might even have a conference call, if the people you were interviewing with were particularly tech-savvy and had the right setup for it. But remote working, teleworking, and the gig economy have changed a lot of that. We aren’t necessarily working in-person. Remote teams sometimes function in an always-on video mode, or at least have daily stand-up meetings with everyone checking in from their webcam at home.
One of the recurring threads I see in the places where editors gather online is how much most of us dislike editing in PDF. I get it; editing in PDF can be tedious, even with a fairly clean manuscript and a fast computer. But some publishers use PDF as an important part of their workflow (especially if copyeditors or proofreaders are expected to look for layout problems), and if we want to work with them, we need to be able to use it well. That means learning the tricks and tools that make it easier.
This week I spent a lot of time working on a personal PHP project that I’m very excited about. It’s finally starting to come together and work the way I want it to, and most of the things in my open tabs have to do with that. Continue reading This week in tabs: What I’m working on→
I confess: On the day after I turn in the final edits on a title and submit my invoice, I want nothing to do with that title ever again. After two full passes and assorted spot checks, I am SO DONE. But a month or so later, when I start seeing Twitter mentions of books I’ve worked on, I get curious.