Tuesday, July 2
The test itself is a mess of weird spacing, redundant wording, and inconsistencies. It's 17 pages of bits of awkward dialog, and formatting issues. Publisher told me that this test will be worse than any manuscript I'll ever be handed to clean up, and I'm feeling pretty happy about that. Some of my biggest concerns are probably basic formatting things for them (a single space or double space between sentences?), but beyond that, it's pretty standard stuff.
I'm just hoping to get it done well. What I'm finding though, is that I can't focus very well at home. My dogs, my kid (no surprise), and my computer are too tempting. If I get this job, even though it can be mainly an at-home position, I think I'll go into the office as often as they'll let me. Or find a table at a Starbucks or the library every day while Sydney's at school.
I'll finish up the test tomorrow morning, and be eager to send it back to Publisher in the afternoon.
Posted by Kimmie G at 11:31 PM