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This Sounds Familiar...

The production week starts out steady and relatively slow, then things get incrementally crazier toward deadline, and the night before the issue is sent to the printer--in production argot, "put to bed"--people work into the wee hours of the morning.

Lemire (skim Ch 2-7) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

I guess some things in life never change. This is pretty much the story of anyone's life--at least the life of a procrastinator--throughout all schooling, reaching its climax in the college years.

I have to say, through reading this chapter (Chapter 5: Magazines), I have found it to be both helpful and disconcerting. I found it to be helpful because it helped me to further realize all of the job opportunities that are out there. When I have to go out into the real world and get a job, I would love to become an editor--preferably for fiction. Realistically speaking, however, I know that I can't keep myself limited to that. So I will admit that the thought of being an editor for a magazine has crossed my mind. This chapter has helped me to get a better idea of what that would be like. I found it disconcerting, however, that it seems like most of the industry--at least the more secure parts of the industry--are located in New York. I know that New York is the big place for anything in writing, publishing, and editing. I also know that I don't want to live in New York. It did help, however, that Lemire mentioned that there are companies elsewhere.


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Margaret Jones:

Jen, I think that Lemire also did a good job at showing all the jobs out there for the English major. Though I only want to teach, I know that with my degree I should be able to find a job elsewhere if I decide I don't like teaching or if I can't find a teaching job anywhere.


I agree- for people who may not want to teach nescessarily Lemire did a good job of looking at all the options.

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