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.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
"The Google n-grams viewer (https://books.google.com/ngrams) offers a view of the Google Books collection not as a set of texts, but as a set of word groups that can be filtered by time and language."
First search was interesting (it's 1:20am, I'm indexing, and free association or lack of too much creative brain power is kicking in):
Allen Ginsberg/William S. Burroughs/Hunter S. Thompson
I figured Ginsberg to be in the lead. Burroughs and Thompson at this point are neck and neck.
New York Mets/Georgia Republicans/peyote
The results were rewarding.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I posted a response under my alias on a Publishers' Weekly article today, and I received blowback from two people who said I really had no place calling other people's opinions into question.
For some of the critics at that neighborhood meeting, “It challenges the idea that people who are homeless are lazy or just aren’t working hard enough,” he said. And Seth was effusive in his praise of his homeless employee. “He’s an incredible guy. You would never know he was homeless. He used to be an editor for novels. . . .”