Call it a blessing in disguise.
I got a flat tire on the highway the other day. The experience was terrifying, especially considering that I drove on the rim for much further than anyone should have.
I took my car into the shop and found out that in addition to needing a new tire, my shocks are completely worn down and my front bumper is coming apart.
In short, I’m lucky that I got the flat when I did. It could have been deadly.
But repairing the damage will cost me nearly $500.00.
I have much more than enough saved away to pay for it, but even so…
Do you have anything that needs to be edited? I will gladly edit for a reasonable price. I do all kinds of work. I once even edited a one-page letter to a congregation of a church in Iowa for a few dollars.
Just drop me an email at kate.mcculley [at] gmail.com. I’ll give you an estimate.
This is one of my favorite reader submissions ever. In fact, I love this so much, I think I’m going to mark it under “Best of the Blog.”
I know that there are a lot of people out there who adore Wal-Mart — one of my best friends, Alexa, is one of them. Personally, I’m ambivalent about them — the prices are great, but the stores are messy and they always have a weird smell. Like popcorn, but worse.
Anyway, reader Marimba sent me this gem of an image from Wal-Mart. This was emailed to him from a friend who got it from her sister who got it from a friend who got it from a former co-worker….
Here is what it said:
HI… Had to share this. IT’s real. From a former co-worker in one of The Commercial Appeal bureaus. Read the message below, then open the pic.
Check out this cake. Chad said they ordered it from Walmart and told them to write “Best Wishes Suzanne” and then underneath that “We will Miss You.”
Look at what they did.
All I have to say is stay in school.
This is beyond priceless. Thank you so much for sharing, Marimba. I love this!
In other news, I just received my first paycheck for creating educational grammar materials for a big company in Boston. I’ve been freelance editing for a while, but this one, in particular, means a lot to me. I’m happy.
Enjoy your Halloween weekend, everyone!
I haven’t done the interview yet, but I’d like for there to be an entry welcoming you.
I hope you enjoy the blog!
If you have any errors to submit, please email me at kate [dot] mcculley [at] gmail [dot] com.
Also, I run a freelance editing and educational consulting business. (Strangely enough, I have yet to blog about it, though I do receive a good amount of freelance work!)
Need anything edited? From business writing and presentations to academic papers and college application essays to advertising and newsletters, I do it all.
My rates are quite low and I guarantee that no other editor will do a better job.
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