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    Looking for work and going mildly insane

    I checked my email today and found that the school where I make the most money is only offering me one class next semester instead of my usual two. I panicked for a moment, and then pulled myself together. I've been unhappy at work for a while now- the low pay, the dealing with students. So now, I'm loking for work. I need to have something in place by January 1st. I'm realizing that I would really like to write or edit for a living, preferably in crafts, but at this point I'll take whatever is available. If anyone has any knowledge in this area, I'd be happy to hear your advice. Please feel free to PM me.

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    i don't have any advice, but i wish you luck!

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    I hope you find something...

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    Could you teach craft classes? I think the cheapest ones I've seen charge 15 dollars a student.

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    I would be happy to help with resume stuff, but I am on the left coast so I feel a bit disconnected from my right coast roots.

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    Thanks everyone!

    I may just start teaching craft classes- and I may have you take a look at my resume!

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    I don't have any grand advice or publishing connections, but I wish you the best of luck.

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    My mom has a friend that illustrates children's books for a living and she's from the eastcoast area. I can try to find out some information that could help direct you towards something related to books.

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    Thank you!

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    This idea may not be right for your deadline, but have you considered writing books on crafting and self-publishing them?

    A lot of printers do Print-on-Demand now, which lets you just print a few copies at a time as you need them instead of having to print thousands of copies in advance (and spending thousands of dollars in advance).

    Here's a link to a site that has a bunch of links to printers that print on demand if you're interested:
    http://www.bookmarket.com/ondemand.html

    Whatever you decide, good luck with your new career!


 

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