Bring it.

You would think I didn’t have enough to do. I have a forty-hours-a-week, sometimes challenging job. I have a family whom I love to spend time with. I occasionally have the pleasure of caring for my two perfect grandchildren. I have a loving husband (always) and a house to keep (sort of). I go to as many Mariners games as I can afford. Yet, I have recently added more to my plate, and I am very excited about the prospects.

In the last month I have had the privilege to begin volunteering as a copy editor for the Christian Writers Coach, an e-book in development by the Northwest Christian Writers Association. This is a terrific organization, and this book will be a wonderful resource for the novice and the experienced Christian writer as well. I really appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this effort. This association of like-minded people has been inspirational for me over the years. Here is the NCWA website: http://www.nwchristianwriters.org/

Last week, I registered as a volunteer proofreader for Distributed Proofreaders, the make-it-happen partner of the Gutenberg Project. With the lofty goal of “preserving history one page at a time,” DP wrangles thousands of folks like me to verify that the optical scan of public domain documents and books are identical to the original. It sounds like a slightly more productive use of my time than surfing Mentalfloss, Neatorama, and Pinterest. (Insert smiley face here.) Here’s the link: http://www.pgdp.net/c/

(My kindle friends, if you aren’t familiar with the Gutenberg Project, where have you been? Seriously! For bibliophiles like us, the only thing better than an instantly downloaded classic is a free, instantly downloaded classic. Go here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ Get busy!)

I have also signed up as a beta tester for the digital version of the Dictionary of American Regional English published by the Harvard University Press. What a yawner, right? Take a peek at the website. This should be very fascinating, and I am really looking forward to being a small part of this project. http://www.hup.harvard.edu/features/dare/

Got anything else? Bring it !

2 thoughts on “Bring it.

  1. Marlene
    Thanks for volunteering to help edit The Christian Writer’s Coach. The project is really coming together thanks to all the talented people who have pitched in. This will be a blessing to veterans and rookies alike!

    • It’s a pleasure to have a small part in this wonderful project. Thank you for the role you play in the Northwest Christian Writer’s Association. I learn something unique and valuable at the NCWA meeting every month!

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