moving expenses fundraising! EDITING and WRITING (and sartorialism.)
As you may or may not know, o tumblr, I am moving to Canada to become an Actually Employed Academic, a feat which I am vastly pleased with having managed. However, I have to get there. Once I get there, I get paid. And have moving expenses reimbursed! How nice, for Future Me. Present Me needs to give a lot of money to U-Haul.
If I was an artist, I would open commissions! I am so not an artist.
What I am is an experienced editor (I work on contract for a very successful e-publisher in the romance genre, and I’ve worked for other small fiction presses; I also have edited/proofread/indexed for academic presses) and a successful grant-writer (I have won a lot of grants.) I will edit your thing. I will write your grant.
- developmental editing (where I tell you how to make your work better structurally, plotwise, stronger characters, clearer language, etc): 0.01 cents/word (i.e. a 5000 word story is $50)
- line editing (grammar/spelling/clarity only): 0.05 cents/word ($25 for a 5000-word story)
- grant-writing: email or askbox with a description of your project and we’ll come up with a fair rate
- editing for academic or business work: 0.02 cents/word
I won’t write fanfic on commission, sadly. I don’t like the legal issues surrounding it. (Also I’ve got ethical qualms). But if for some reason you want me to write you original fiction, I will consider it and we can talk!
A BONUS THING: I will do wardrobe and style consultations over the internet. I am very, very good at helping people look good for an event, job interview, etc. I love working with people’s own sense of style to help them look fantastic. (I have done this for many friends in the past!) $5 for a one-time one-outfit consultation; $15 for a 30-minute discussion of style in general; $45 for ‘you and I go through your entire wardrobe, either in person or by Skype’. In-person is ‘in NYC or accessible by public transport’, at the moment.
Thank you guys so much; August is a really difficult month for academics always, because most of us get paid on 10-month contracts which start up in September; adding moving expenses on top of that is stretching my budget to its limits. I hope I can help you with your projects! Feel free to reblog.
email for contact: quantumseraph at gmail
or askbox me!
“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another. The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.”
— Deepak Chopra
Wow, that sure is a bunch of bullshit from the woo-peddler who believes we can stop aging by simply wanting it hard enough or that we can cure AIDS through meditation.
The universe will not take care of you. The universe doesn’t do anything.
whimsicalobservant said: i was under the impression that only the most recent reblog shows up in the notes. i recall several giveaways addressing this as in "only one reblog, because only one will show up". (also when looking at my rp post chains, only the two most recent posts from each blog show up)
I wonder if that’s something that’s changed.
When I made the comments about being blocked, I checked extra carefully and there were no references to my posts at all. Now there’s just one recent one. And in the past, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen more than one, but tumblr’s never been famous for making sense or preserving UI functionality.
whimsicalobservant’s experience is the same as mine; whenever you and luka are having a conversation through reblogging, i can only see the latest post from each of you in the notes.
holyshitfreudvikings said: can you talk me through gryffindor vriska? I've always struggled between the two houses for her.
Vriska has some slytherin tendencies, but what puts you in a House appears to be some combination of “what do you want?” and “how will you go about getting it?”
What does Vriska want? To save the day. Loudly. Rules? Fuck ‘em, they get in the way of being a hero. and oh, what a hero. no one else on the Hogwarts grounds has the stones or to challenge her for Biggest Loudest Dickbag.
Glory WILL be hers. She will be the very best. she will win all of quidditch games, all of them.
She’s brave, she’s brash, she fears almost nothing. She’s also dumb as a stump. She gets away with so much shit that she shouldn’t, and everyone just sort of lets her take the spotlight even when it makes no sense, because she’s a Gryffindor, and if you get in her way, she will kick you off the stage on her way to claim the trophy for Best Character Ever, and everyone will just sort of pretend it was an accident, even though they know it wasn’t.
she gets away with using the unfortivable curses on her friends and enemies to ensure her rise to power for way longer than she should have, because no one wants to believe such a shining star, and certainly no Gryffindor, would be a Death Eater.
and she’s not.
she plans to take Voldemort down, and she wants to do it singlehandedly.