I’ve been pushing myself to get my freelance editing business and its website up and running. It’s been over a month since I completed my certificate in editing course, but I’m keeping sharp with books like The Editor’s Companion.
Eventually, I hope to create a series of informational posts about editing and publishing both here and on my new site. If you’re interested, I’d love to know!
Top image, Sierra Nicole Rhoden/Chicago Tribune. Bottom image by Donna Battle Pierce for NPR
“Inside the dark theater, during a recent showing of Hidden Figures, the pioneering food journalist and cookbook writer Freda DeKnight came to mind several times,” writes Donna Battle Pierce.
Born in 1909, DeKnight spent much of her 54 years collecting, protecting and celebrating African-American culture and traditions in the years after World War II up to the civil rights movement. Yet her name has been all but forgotten – she doesn’t even have that most basic of 21st century acknowledgements, a Wikipedia page.
As the first food editor for Ebony magazine, DeKnight wrote a photo-driven monthly column that offered her home economist’s tips, as well as regional recipes from the “Negro community” of home cooks, professional chefs, caterers, restaurateurs and celebrities.
THERE IS NO CALL when One is Oneself a Bachelor to economise; it is in No One’s Interest to act a Miser when One’s Estate is to fall into the hands of a Rakish Profligate who has never done Any Thing to earn his keep; and so pay your Servants Well, drink the Finest Madeira you can, and suffer no Qualms in buying a Pine-apple for your Window.
If you could make a list of modern day au! jobs for Bull that didn't play into the big guy = blue collar stereotype, what jobs would they be?
if i could make a list of some jobs he might have (by no means all) it would take his canonical skills and interests into account, and look something like this:
languages: translator– government, medical, ancient texts/poetry. professor of Qunlat in a school/university setting. advisor for historical accuracy on movie sets.
dragons (definitely a skill): preservation expert/zookeeper. educational ambassador (goes to classrooms and teaches kids about animals). trainer/breeder.
childcare (this is a headcanon, i know): early developmental care (infants). special education (specialized education for kids with learning disabilities/nd kids and specialized education for kids who work way ahead of their grade). homeroom/language arts teacher. social worker. guidance counselor.
miscellaneous skills: writer. architect. accountant. video game coder. lawyer. advice columnist. business owner. model. art historian. astronaut. professor. editor. food critic/food blogger. nurse. lepidopterist. librarian. personal assistant/secretary. coach for competitive chess players. costume designer. travel writer. environmental scientist. therapist. detective/fbi profiler. actor. spy.
@autumnkepler asked: “Can you please draw a baby version of all six sakamaki brothers (merman AU) cuddling on some soft corals ((idk about sea life •__•))”
But my! If the babies, so smols just look at Teddy’s size to theirs were in such a place, they’d be spotted and attacked immediately!
They were kept hidden in a small cave day and night, sleeping in the soft sand.
The surprising thing is, even if they went to sleep separated, they always woke up nestled up to each other…