28 October 2008

Proofing

Baseball is a game of statistics.

My studentship allows me to work six hours a week, so I've been looking for some part-time work that is both flexible and lucrative. Proofreading seems to be that thing. Of course, it's well known that I can't proofread to save my life. Everything I've ever written is riddled with errors. That may be true, but I passed the proofreading test for a development bank based in Tokyo and am, having passed the test, now able to be paid for proofing one piece for publication. If I do well, I can become a regular reader and work on two or three projects a month.We'll see if I'm able to do the real thing to their specifications. I'm a bit concerned.

We found a good car, I think, although I'm not quite sure if I should go for it or look for something a little cheaper. A car will also allow us to, after our contract is up, to move to a cheaper, larger house outside of the city. In Milton Keynes, you either are in the centre, or you are in one of the villages. There is nothing beneficial about living closer to the centre, so we might as well get away, save some money, and get a bigger place.

We also need to keep in mind that after four years, the likelihood of us leaving England is pretty high. We need to be prepared to make that move, if it happens, but I'm trying not to worry too much about the future. 

Having worked some of this out, we can breathe a little easier in our monthly expenses and not have to worry about barely making it from month to month. And maybe, one day, I will be a well-paid discourse consultant and university professor.
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