Work, work.

Well, after many months of waiting, my work as a freelancer scribe (if you can call it that๐Ÿ™‚ ) is really kicking off. I’m making a shitload of cash for a completely useless chum my age, but it’s also taking its toll on this wonderful new blog. I haven’t done much blogging this week at all, since I’m getting used to the idea of having deadlines and also being bombarded by new job offers (which seem to get more and more lucrative, and thus tend to make me take almost everything I’m offered. Beggars can’t be chosers).

Anyway, I just want to say that in any period in the near future when I won’t feel like my fingers have been crushed by a trailer, I’m going to put some more effort into this wonderful medium, me-blag.

Cheers and fluffy hearts to Pith. (English is fun, it allows pitz one more silly nickname)

6 Comments »

  1. forknowledge Said:

    ‘Freelance scribe’ would be my ideal job. What do you write about/for?

  2. freidenker85 Said:

    Well, everything. It used to be online transcripts of live science lectures for deaf science students. Now that I work from home, it’s almost 100% court&law material. The main bulk of my work is interior affairs, but I do get to do criminal cases sometimes. The post I wrote called “Shenanigans” is about a criminal case I scribed that was extremely troubling. I never thought this job might be this horrifying. The thing about scribing is that you spend a lot of time on your own, but actually, a lot of time with people, too… And you get to see how people really are, sometimes, in ways you wish you hadn’t.

    It’s highly paid up here, but I wouldn’t know if it’s a dream-job anywhere else. Are you from the US?

  3. forknowledge Said:

    Originally yes, but I’ve lived in Ireland for more than ten years. I thought you had been talking about freelance journalism or the like, but what you’re doing sounds more specialised and, I’m guessing, a lot more technical (correct me if I’m wrong).

    Despite the contents of my blog, I’m actually planning on studying English (it was a choice between that and genetics), and I’ve always wanted to write for a living.

  4. freidenker85 Said:

    :-O

    Oh, no, no. It’s anything but specialized. I got into deaf science students mainly because I like and had high school background in science, and now I’m doing court/law scripts mostly because that’s where the big money is (that is, there’s HUGE amounts of scribing to do, so I can actually freelance from home and not only make a living, I can make a good and comfortable one)

    It’s kinda surprising that you’re living in Ireland, and even more surprising to know you’re going for English. How do you come up with the English-Genetics dichotomy? They’re miles apart!

    I have no idea where Biology’s gonna take me, as long as it’s got to do with animals. Ever since I got into biology a few years back while being in the IDF, I knew I wanted my professional life to have something to do with it.

  5. forknowledge Said:

    I have quite varied interests – hence the choice between genetics and English (of all things).

    It’s true, I live somewhere as yet untouched by the scourge of Creationism. As soon as it ends up over here, I’m moving to England…

    What level have you studied biology to? I only have what I learned in secondary school (high school) and what I’ve learned since then, which is mainly related to Creationism and the real science it distorts. I’d love to study it more in depth some day.

  6. freidenker85 Said:

    Well, I’ve done one semester of hardcore biology this year and then had to quit my college (hated it and the program I was in) to move to an ordinary biology program. I’ve learnt, of course, all the basics of biology with textbooks and popular science books – but I also got way deep into the technical details – especially in cellular biology and genetics – these are the only two topics that I can think of that never get boring or too difficult no matter how technical you get.

    I ran into biology because of creationism too, but I’ve gotten much more bored with creationism than I was interested in just, well, biology, as time went by. Sure, I spent quite some time and even today I spend time scuffling with tubed creo-bots… But that’s just because nobody likes to talk about science anymore. It’s the closest it gets. (Yet so far away)


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