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?