Writing Assignment

So a while back, I did a writing assignment for a game company. This was a difficult assignment, and I wasn’t at all eager to do anything further with it when I turned in my final draft back in mid-February.

It turns out that one of the other freelancers on this project has dropped the ball. I was asked to take up the slack. The three sections in need of revising amount to 20,000 words of disorganizatia. I’m not at all sure I want to take up the assignment. On the other hand, if they have to cancel this project, then I don’t get paid as much as I planned on getting paid, and I get screwed. If I fix this section, though, I’ll have another $400 in my pocket more than I had originally planned on having. So it could be a deal sweetener.

On the other hand, taking this assignment means giving up a week of my vacation — a vacation I’m desperately in need of. I’m already going to have to give up several days at the other end of the vacation for planning purposes for school; I’m not sure I want to spend another week staring into a computer screen trying to make sense of someone else’s mess.


Speaking of other people’s messes…

Today outside the Audubon Society’s welcome center in this area, I saw a sign that said “visitor’s welcome”. It was actually a gut-wrenching experience to see this sign, so badly mispunctuated. Are limners (sign-painters) so badly educated? Are Audubon Society bureaucrats so grammatically blind?

4 comments

  1. You have my sympathies. I struggled some on that book too. I’d offer to help out, but as I told our friendly DLOH, I’m interstate for 2 weeks, working ridiculous hours.

    I hope the book doesn’t get cancelled. It’s the first book in the line I’ve worked on, so I’d like to see it printed 🙂

    If you’re still struggling with it after the 15MAR04, let me know and I’ll see if I can help you out some.

  2. You have my sympathies. I struggled some on that book too. I’d offer to help out, but as I told our friendly DLOH, I’m interstate for 2 weeks, working ridiculous hours.

    I hope the book doesn’t get cancelled. It’s the first book in the line I’ve worked on, so I’d like to see it printed 🙂

    If you’re still struggling with it after the 15MAR04, let me know and I’ll see if I can help you out some.

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