What It Is (posts below left; rate sheet, client list, other stuff below right)

My name is Bob Land. I am a full-time freelance editor and proofreader, and occasional indexer. This blog is my website.

You'll find my rate sheet and client list here, as well as musings on the life of a freelancer; editing, proofreading, and indexing concerns and issues; my ongoing battles with books and production; and the occasional personal revelation.

Feel free to contact me directly with additional questions: landondemand@gmail.com.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Now That’s What I Call Progress

In examining medicine, one sees the impact of developmen­tal thinking not only in the planned obsolescence of medical technology, essential to the process of commodification, but also in influential analytic constructs such as the health transition mod­el. In this view, societies as they develop are making their way toward that great transition, when deaths will no longer be caused by infections such as tuberculosis but will occur much later and be caused by heart disease and cancer.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Quote for My Next Business Card

In 1876, a Southington man wrote to Hawley for assistance “about that monument business,” hoping to make a monument in Hartford’s Bushnell Park for the Sixth, Seventh, and Tenth Connecticut Regiments, and the First Connecticut Light Battery. He made clear to the experienced Hawley: “I am not much on art and such things, but I have an immense capacity for drudgery, and for any of that which is involved please command me.”