Book Publishing

I finally get a job interview for editing and it’s for… erotic fiction. Perfect.

I applied just a few days ago and received a reply (shocking!) today, requesting an interview. They’re hiring at the end of the week, and they’re hiring two editors. My chances look good. No wonder.

“Oh, well,” I told my dad, “it’s better than technical writing.” A girl can’t be picky in this economy. I think it is hilarious. Pathetically desperate, my first job in editing offered from porn publishers.

Looking over the job posting, I guess I knew what I was applying for – or I should have known. It’s a part-time job, and it pays $10/hour. Looks like baristadom is in the forecast.

Original Craislist ad:

“Romance publisher is looking for two part-time junior editors. Applicant is expected to have perfect spelling, strong grasp of grammar, and a sharp eye for detail. Prefer an English-major college graduate. For job description, see [publisher’s website].”

Aaaaand their Facebook ‘About’ Section:

“You can find your happily ever afters where boy meets girl, or boy meets boy, or girl meets a lot of boys at [publisher’s website].”

And this, Wolfy, is why I’m not coming to Austin this week after all.


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