No matter how many books I publish, I can’t kick my addiction to my other occupation, the scorned one that offers me succor and sanity: Proofreading.
By Melissa Holbrook Pierson
"On the spectrum of skills, proofreading lies somewhere between waitressing and stacking firewood. It is the ideal occupation for writers waiting for the large contract on their first book or for the recent graduate, waiting for life to start. It is also ideal for someone who is deeply conflicted, who imagines herself in a competition for World's Oldest Ingénue, or Longest Spinning of Wheels -- "