Writing Jobs

Searching for writing jobs has been interesting. I have learned that in Michigan there are not many entry level writing jobs available. A lot of the ones I found are in Detroit area. Also, I don't feel I am fully qualified yet for a lot of the jobs.

Some of the jobs I am interested in applying for are:

1) Web Copy Editor in Grand Rapids

2) Junior Copy Writer for MRM McCann in Detroit

Getting to the Grind

So I find myself not having much to talk about this week. Maybe that means I've gotten into the swing of things. Or that means I've been spending so much time on designing a menu that I don't really know what else is going on. The project is consuming a lot more of my time than I really anticipated, and this can be a little frustrating when I don't actually have inDesign on my home computer. So I'm doing a lot of work in the library for things. I guess this is what I can compare to having the experience of working in a 'cubicle' type setting.

I'm Almost There

Last week I mentioned planning on having all of what is on We the Eaters' site on Pinterest by the end of this week, and as we speak, I am so close. This week was a bit weird because Amy and I weren't able to find a time to talk, and I feel like that got me off track just a bit, but not drastically so. I'm just a few posts away from being done with the project.

Bichon Bulletin

This week I've been finalizing the puppy stories and coming up with appropriate pictures for each. I've had to start with introductions for the dogs. I already wrote them beforehand, but I have to change the third-person descriptions to one of the dog's voices. Princess Bianca reporting! She will be introducing her royal siblings and then relating their antics through the "Bichon Bulletin."

Time for your "Midterm Evaluation," Nathan.

I walk into work and what am I greeted with but a comment from my supervisor, who is standing behind a big black curtain in the back of the CYC - "Hey, Nathan. Can we chat a bit?"
"Sure," I say already expecting something strange, something different from the normal conversations I have with Meghan. I walk behind the curtain and Meghan is filing some paperwork or putting away a laptop or doing something, something, I don't know.
She says, "Let's talk about the lesson plan from last week" and I say, "Okay."

I Think My Brain Is Broken

We all have those dreaded days when we stare at a blank document for hours on end and type out a sentence, read it, delete it, and complete the cycle over and over again. Unfortunately, I’ve been having a lot of those days lately. My brain has been running slooooooowly. I drink around three or four cups of coffee each morning (oops) and my body is ready to go, ready to tackle the day and whatever it may bring. My mind, on the other hand, is struggling to get out of bed.

Week of Oct. 30

This has been a pretty good week. My last few articles turned out pretty good, despite difficulties in getting information. I seemed to have a string of bad luck when it comes to getting interviews. First my primary point of contact for a story disappeared off the face of the earth, then when I found another person I could talk to they came down with an illness. Thankfully though I managed to pull everything together and submit my story just in time for deadline.

Week of October 23

Definitely been feeling the sting of the intern doldrums this week, especially after these past two weeks of riding a sustained high on quality assignments. Life is all about the dreaded listings now, and lordy how tedious they are! On Wednesday I went in at 9:00am and worked nonstop on database updating until 5:30. In small doses the work is tolerable but after hours on end, the task becomes mind-numbing. And the wound gets salted after seeing how small a dent 8 hours makes on the massive assignment.

The Kid Adventures: Learning Styles (late)

So far, every day that I have been at the CYC for Afterschool Adventure something happens that simply amazes me, be it something that a kid says or does, something they write, the vast difference in learning styles and abilities, or something else. I'd like to talk about two specific kids that I have worked with concerning learning styles. For privacy purposes, I am changing the students' names.

Dreading Design

This week I am taking a break from writing articles and approaching a different large chunk of this internship - the menu. Although I am not a major in document design, I did show my internship coordinator a few of my works from the class. That generated the idea of a link to an online menu. So I have started to work on that while a few bugs are worked out for the Facebook page. While I have experience in creating this sort of document, it is again very limited - much more limited than even my experience in article writing.

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