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13 September 2002 @ 04:28 pm
The Minute Tribulations of a Production Editor  
My peaceful euphoria with life seems to fade with the advent of the paper layout. Hang on, ladies and gentlemen, it's going to be a bumpy ride this time around, but never fear - after this 'twill be mostly smooth sailing. I just need to get back into the swing of things, that's all, and learn your styles. I am still Mac-literate and most of my Pagemaker skills stand with me to this day ... but there's this one technique for resizing images that I just can't remember for the life of me ... grr. Grr! I know another few ways to do it, but I'd like to use that one which is the most efficient, but of course is the one which is unavailable due to memory lapse. Attempting to access our H drive from the computer fondly labeled Freak led me to connect (not sure why) to Dartmouth College's FTP, but I found a way around it, so I have most of the articles that are in.

Except for that one ::points:: and that one ::points::, which should be in (and are huge), but I can't find. o_O; All the pictures I've found to place so far are either for this one story or another one ... not sure where the other images have been hidden by others! No clue where the ads are currently sitting, either (I'm assuming we have them ... somewhere).

Okay, so apparently I'm kind of doubling as an ad designer as well. All I have to worry about is the bookstore's ad? Um ... can you give me the information they want on the ad, other than the fact that it's supposed to be a 3x6 ...? That'd be so handy. ^_^;

The computers Freak and Mother sponaneously and rather randomly say "Seriously, what the fuck?" every now and then. Freak also has a thing for dimming the monitor and flashing it back up again every so often. "Whoa, Freak, let me save first!"

As a production editor, I swear to check my email more often. "Aww, we were spoiled by Ellen." Yes, I am not my predecessor. Yes, she was a production editor goddess, and yes, she took care of everything for you, so you didn't have to worry. But this is my first time working for you, and frankly, I'm not as devoted to the cause as she was.

I'm feeling pressed against by time already. Grrr.

I feel both lonely and supported in this occupation. Certainly the others are available (if you can reach them in a still moment of their busy schedules) for help, but I'm mostly working alone. Somebody come visit me?
 
 
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Leohartleohart8383 on September 13th, 2002 11:10 pm (UTC)
Can you send me a copy of the paper? Your first.. Ooohhh.. ^_^ You'll do great. You're used to doing things at the last minute, so I know you'll be fine.