|Monday||6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
About this pro
Being a freelance writer, editor, technical writer, ghost writer, etc., has both Perks and Perils. The Perks: I get to work at home for most of my positions. It allows me to make my own hours, which can vary from normal work days to waking up in the middle of the night because the dogs have heard something and feel the need to inform me that a racoon tripped the backyard security light. Which is where, ultimately, the Peril of my job raises its dark head. The Peril: I love to work outside in my hammock (weather permitting). I normally do this when I'm finishing up a job and making sure I'm delivering exactly what my client requested or when I'm speaking directly with a client (I live in a very rural area that has spotty indoor/outdoor cell reception). Unfortunately my dogs and I find it easy to slip in an afternoon nap (an enjoyable Peril) if I work outside. That's where my hammock doubles as my work chair. If that does occur I wake up with renewed thoughts and energy and work harder than I did before the nap. While my dogs are doing their doggie thing (rules of my HOA... dogs must be supervised if tied out). I'll be doing my writer's thing... giving my client the best my 30+ years experience has to give. After 30+ years in the business I've worked in just about every field available; from shuttles that fly replacement astronauts to ISS to nuclear power plants just coming online; from manufacturers that stamp out car bodies to cruise lines launching a new ship that will hold 2,700+ passengers and 3,750+ crew plus 4 horses and an elephant. I've loved every job because of the new things I've had to learn. I've learned to drive a forklift, how to plasma weld, how to test and ultimately destroy developers programs, and helped set up test scripts and knowledge bases with help from those same developers. I've loved every minute of it even when one of my developers walked by my cube and threatened to never take me out for lunch again. I remember the time I hit the wrong combination of keys and did a hard freeze on my developers code. They said you're supposed to follow the test script we wrote. I told them that I did what any user straight out of 5 days of training on this system might do. They are going to be flustered the first time they are left alone. They are going to enter the wrong codes and hard freeze the system. If you don't take that into account your code will fail the day of release. They restructured the code.
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