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I am just the proofreader.

January 10, 2012 Leave a comment

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I have known about your company since its near inception. I had to reject you at first because I was afraid of starting with a company from the ground up. Then several years later, you opened your arms up to me but kept me on the fringes. I’ve been continually rejected from being a full-fledged employee in your company. I am just the proofreader.

I attend your company parties and watch as you dole out thoughtful gifts to your employees. I help your proofreading department and make your materials error free. But you don’t know anything about me, so I do not receive anything. I am just the proofreader.

No one talks to me. No one cares about me beyond a simple “hello.” Everyone is too busy with their tasks or more concerned about their friends already at work. Because, you see, I am just the proofreader.

I polish and proof. I redact and edit. I am the phantom behind the writers. I am just the proofreader.

I am called randomly for work. I get a change in routine. I am paid well for my services. With this, I don’t mind just being the proofreader.



Personality Test: DiSC Assessment

November 9, 2011 2 comments

In September, I was required to attend a course for determining my personality style. I’ve previously blogged on this topic before and determined that, of the four temperaments, I was melancholy sanguine. Well, the DiSC assessment is a bit different (although not by much). DiSC stands for: Dominance, influence, Conscientious, Steadiness. Responses can vary based on the environment. For example, I am an I at work (29) but not too far off from an S (28). This would probably change for my personal/home life. I found myself identifying with the steadiness category much more than the influence category, but I was borderline for each. Here’s an overview of the different DiSC styles. Click on the image to enlarge it or click here to download the PDF. has a free DiSC assessment, but I’m sure it’s one of those assessments that won’t give you the results unless you give the site your email. I hope you will instead try to find your personality according to the overview above and tell me who you think you are.

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September 17, 2011 2 comments

Writing Prompt: Personality

August 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Q. Is your personality more like your mother’s or your father’s?

A. My father’s.

Writing Prompt: Worry

August 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Q: What do you worry about?

A. Stuff. Lots of stuff. Read previous blog posts to get an idea.

Writing Prompt: Exercise

August 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Q. What is your favorite way to get exercise?

A. Combo of strength training and cardio a la Jackie Warner and Jillian Michaels.

The Advantage to Writing Prompts

August 17, 2011 Leave a comment

I guess they’re good for scheduling regular posts.

Q. Have you ever participated in a protest? If not, would you?

A. Probably not. They haven’t really accomplished anything significant after 1970.

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