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The Writing Business Is Tough

Don’t get me wrong, I like it, I work hard, and my neighborhood knows it.  But the thing is, one of my old doctors remarked that I’m in the wrong business.  Then again, she has a point, although I’m learning how to manage stress so that fact doesn’t get to me.  Therapy helps you learn stress management.  As it is, I have like three therapists right now.  The thing about life in general is that you have to make an effort, to succeed.  It is not random- the thing about success is that it is planned.  I’m working on learning how to pitch my writing, it will take time to learn-eventually I’m going to publish stuff.  Working hard eventually pays off even if there are no guarantees.

Energetic Boundaries- Cyndi Dale technique/approach

I have to say that I’m trying to read a lot about my energy boundary issues, although I’m trying not to slip into Mule mode, which means my parents get their energy work done for them by me. The mere fact that I have work to do on my own, means that I have to quit doing mom and dad’s work as though my life depends on it. Really, I’m trying to route their energy needs to the Divine even as right now I’m working on my chakra issues using a chakra book that the self-isolation has given me enough time to get done with. If anything, I’m working on that chakra self-help book. I’m working on getting myself the insights I need, but I may start booking readings with psychics at East West bookshop only because I have to start schmoozing more with more than one kind of person, although due to Mr. Hernia I have to be wary of pagans, or for that matter, anybody carrying around the title of “witch.”

Goals for Upwork

I’d like to make $200 a month from this website if possible. I already am trying to make $100 a month with Textbroker.  So that leaves me with the $1200 a month limit or the goal to stay under $2,000 at all times. I’m trying to continue to work from home. I suspected I was COVID negative and that’s the result of the current test. Why have I stayed COVID negative? Not hanging out around anybody, being the standoffish bitch I am.  I’m careful with whom I spent time with though.  I’ve read about people who are vaccinated getting the illness anyway. 

Upwork is a freelance job/gig board.  I can make enough money  to live off of from this board but I’m careful to stay covered for the eventual fact of needing hernia surgery. Or if I publish my books, at the very least I’m going to have means of income.  Upwork has categories such as web research, virtual assisting and transcription. I’m good for all three of those. I can also use spreadsheets to make stuff happen.

But anyway, I need to remember City will give me a scholarship even if I already have a bachelor’s. I’m retaking English classes as a refresher.  I need to do this for work only because my writing needs to reflect my skill.   I’m wondering if it sounds sane, and stable?  I’m pretty much working on registering for City College right now. 

I’m trying to keep my brain together with this stuff. I wonder how I managed to register for State while being a functional drunk.  I stayed with the Ex way too long give or take I wanted to go back to school but he’d always talk me out of it. I’m glad I dumped him. Really, now, yes I am. I’m trying to add English classes into my schedule at City College.

I’ve been trying with no help to register today and I have days until class starts on around August 16th.  I’ve dropped a lot of my schedule to work on my registration problems. Anyway, I’m just saying I’m looking forward to retaking English 1A as I got a D in a summer semester situation from City College of San Francisco.  My aunt asks if I have to go to San Francisco for class, and I was like, no its online. Hee. Yes, online. I’m wading through options on the phone while hoping to reach to an actual representative. I’m wondering if I’m going to reach the right person this time around. Maybe not. I keep getting Rocky the Ram, a useless virtual assistant.  Registration for college, junior or otherwise is one huge headache. I have a long to-do list for this week.

Anyway, I’m taking English 1A to improve my writing.  Yes, I’ve gotten much better. Writing is like exercising a sore muscle, you have to use it or you won’t improve. At any rate, I’m proud of myself for plugging away at registration without relying on substances to do so.  This is what I was afraid of getting me manic over the edge nut job nuts but it didn’t. I enrolled without panicking.  I’m doing okay.  

Why I’m Not Sick This Year

Mask-wearing is working wonders on my health in general.  I haven’t been sick since December 2018 and this is almost three years.  I’ve set a new record for myself. I like the mask thing so much that this winter, I may keep it up even if they say it is safe not to. I use elderberry to keep myself well. I’m studying an herbal medicine class on Udemy.  I’m learning quite a bit from it but I’m going to make an appointment with naturopaths to talk shop.  I’m going to screen them for kooky behavior by asking if they are vaccinated.  See, this virus could have messed me up really good.   I’m lucky I can shake off a cold in a week, and a flu in a week.

Reading the 22q boards on Facebook, I have to say that my mother has no idea about how lucky she is despite all the colds I had growing up.  I’d get sick easily, being around sick people all the time.  Oh and mom used to smoke around me so that’d lead to bronchitis or pneumonia.  Mr. hernia is what makes my body weaker.  I should have had surgery for the hernia as a baby but no.  Nobody was in their right mind then and certainly they aren’t in their right minds now.

I’m not sick at all. Period.  I’m well, and I’m staying well.  Nobody can make stuff up about this although they are welcome to try. They knew who was ill in the family. She somehow keeps up with gossip.  Nobody bothers to tell me jack.  I rarely write about my family on this here blog, but that’s because nobody family reads my blog.  I feel ignored as the narcissist has her flying monkeys working for her. Yeah, so in the end, I pay for stuff myself and it is high time I make real money.  I’m a busy bee in addition to everything else going on in my life.  I’ve looked into enrolling at City College of San Francisco.

I’m taking care of the financial aid paperwork.  I stated to the counselor that I want to retake an English 1A class this Fall Semester.  What strikes me as odd is that City College is on Semesters while Foothill and De Anza are the only schools using quarters.  This is wild.  This is crazy, it is like wow.  I’m shocked. It makes no sense. But then again for the administrators it makes perfect sense.  I’m just plugging away at making money copywriting and writing my books.

Mask-wearing is working wonders on my health in general.  I haven’t been sick since December 2018 and this is almost three years.  I’ve set a new record for myself. I like the mask thing so much that this winter, I may keep it up even if they say it is safe not to. I use elderberry to keep myself well. I’m studying an herbal medicine class on Udemy.  I’m learning quite a bit from it but I’m going to make an appointment with naturopaths to talk shop.  I’m going to screen them for kooky behavior by asking if they are vaccinated.  See, this virus could have messed me up really good.   I’m lucky I can shake off a cold in a week, and a flu in a week.

Reading the 22q boards on Facebook, I have to say that my mother has no idea about how lucky she is despite all the colds I had growing up.  I’d get sick easily, being around sick people all the time.  Oh and mom used to smoke around me so that’d lead to bronchitis or pneumonia.  Mr. hernia is what makes my body weaker.  I should have had surgery for the hernia as a baby but no.  Nobody was in their right mind then and certainly they aren’t in their right minds now.

I’m not sick at all. Period.  I’m well, and I’m staying well.  Nobody can make stuff up about this although they are welcome to try. They knew who was ill in the family. She somehow keeps up with gossip.  Nobody bothers to tell me jack.  I rarely write about my family on this here blog, but that’s because nobody family reads my blog.  I feel ignored as the narcissist has her flying monkeys working for her. Yeah, so in the end, I pay for stuff myself and it is high time I make real money.  I’m a busy bee in addition to everything else going on in my life.  I’ve looked into enrolling at City College of San Francisco.

I’m taking care of the financial aid paperwork.  I stated to the counselor that I want to retake an English 1A class this Fall Semester.  What strikes me as odd is that City College is on Semesters while Foothill and De Anza are the only schools using quarters.  This is wild.  This is crazy, it is like wow.  I’m shocked. It makes no sense. But then again for the administrators it makes perfect sense.  I’m just plugging away at making money copywriting and writing my books.

Any sort of illness would screw me over big time right now.  Even a small cold.  COVID is spreading but only around unvaccinated people and some vaccinated types can  get it too.  I am a busy person, who gets stuff done with my day.  I do not waste my time.   Some people think I’m wasting my time but I’m trying to get stuff done.  Self-employed work from home types are not as lazy as one may think.  This is a stereotype of those who work from home.  We actually do stuff with our day, bub.  We do things with our time.   We try.  Unlike those who don’t try.

Jobs I’m Interested In

This blog entry is about jobs I’m interested in and would like to learn about but I can’t do because I’m still working on my knee injury from years ago.  I’ve always held a fascination with skilled trades like electricians, plumbers and construction as my career choices.  I’m fascinated by male-dominated fields only because I am interested in these.  Although I know I run the risk of hurting myself again. My knee injury came from yoga.  I dislocated my knee cap, and fractured my tibia which is a knee bone. It was quite the emergency.

I’ve never had emergencies on that level again.  I really don’t have diabetes emergencies to begin with.  I am very careful with those and this. Careers in plumbing could be open to women these days, only because there is no shame in a career in plumbing.  My family considers some of my career interests menial work.  I’m like, wow, that’s ridiculous.  Menial work? Really?

I mean I want to work, I want a job more than just publishing my books.  Every Sunday for six more weeks I’m going to submit my work to literary agencies. I’m in the process of editing my book on bullies, as I have to look it over one more time. I’m lucky I’m a one stop shop, in terms of writing, I can edit my own work.   I can go over it and edit my own work. 

It is rare a writer can turn an eye on their own work. Your work is your baby, and for many people your work is your livelihood, Anyway, I’m just working on saving money, and not blowing through what’s in checking.  My savings are very much accounted for in one of my accounts. I want to look into stock.  I’m looking to make money but do I have supportive doctors? No.  The ones I do have tell me that they think I should maintain my benefits.

Don’t dictate to me what jobs I should do.  Or what I’m interested in doing later in life. I’m not going to be low income for the rest of my life like the old man says I will stay low income.  No, dumbass, I’m going to make more money. I’m going to try to make more money.  I’m going to publish my books.

I have Udemy classes going on herbs, copywriting and ghostwriting.  My method is simply to take advantage of sales on that platform. When there is a sale, my plan is to swoop in, buy up class cheap, taking advantage of the $14.99 low price. But anyway, sales happen, and I try to take advantage of them whenever possible, whenever I have the money. 

I need to make money at this point, because I’m losing my mind and need extra income. The stimulus checks have been a great idea since jobs are few and far between depending on the nature of how someone else can pay you.  The crisis we are in now is unusual at best but it is brought on by the virus itself. I have unconventional career interests for  a girl.

Careers in Publishing Research Project

Careers in Publishing

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/top-book-publishing-jobs-2316066

  1. Literary agent – The literary agent is a sales person who sells books to publishing companies through a literary agency or can be an independent agent. Literary agents represent writers who want publishing contracts. They are aiming to sell their writer’s work to a publisher.  Literary agents need to have a good understanding of the publishing business. Contracts only go over how much an author is actually paid. Agents need to have contacts in the publishing industry at large. A literary agent has to spend a lot of time reading in their niche, their industry of interest, and their specialty genre of choice. Writers trying to navigate the industry on their own do not fully understand the contract they try to establish with a publisher on their own.  At this time in my life, I know how to be a book coach, not a literary agent although I have to wonder how I can apprentice myself to a literary agent so I can learn things to be hired as a book coach. An agent is responsible for selling a finished manuscript to a publishing house.

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/literary-agents-2316054

  • Acquisitions Editor

The acquisitions editor is in charge of finding commercial books, academic papers, or other written projects either for print or digital production.  They work on a team with an employer’s objectives only because they read manuscripts with the need to stay on budget in mind. They are the ones who the literary agent negotiates royalties with as they are also inclined to finalize contracts for both new titles and reprints of books. The acquisitions editor also negotiates with photographers and illustrators.  An acquisitions editor needs to have a background in creative writing as a Bachelor’s or even better, a masters.

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/literary-agents-2316054

  • Commissioning Editor

A book publishing job, the commissioning editor is someone who makes sure an author does their work on time with transcripts delivered to what has been laid out and on time. They think of ideas of books, then go find authors to write them. They react to book proposals, or manuscripts, but they also work with other authors. They republish previously published books, or they co-publish books in other editions worked on by other companies.  A commissioning editor has to understand the market and the company’s place in that market as assumed. Project management, creative skills, and communication skills are all required as is linguistic sensitivity which I assume, means an understanding of language.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commissioning_editor

  • Senior Publicist

To become a senior publicist you have to know how to write a press release, run a publicity campaign, and have at least a Bachelor’s degree. Many publicists also have a master’s degree.  In my case, the master’s degree would be an MFA.  A publicist is a type of manager at the publishing house who runs the writer’s tour. 

https://www.zippia.com/senior-publicist-jobs/

  • Book Coach

Jenny Nash runs a book coaching company https://www.bookcoaches.com/abc?utm_campaign=2021%20Summer%20Campaign&utm_source=ppc&gclid=Cj0KCQjw5uWGBhCTARIsAL70sLLh12_opjJqk1DXqObjwI7btX239r6wQGL_0JCtxr3iy7kQtigTvQ4aAghsEALw_wcBand https://www.trueeditors.com/author/book-editing-services.htmlis is a resource I just found.  Both resources help me quite a bit with the fact that I want to help other people edit their books while also writing my own.

  • Marketing Manager

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Career/Publishing-Manager/What-Is-How-to-Become#How-to-Become-a-Publishing-Manager

Publishing companies have publishing managers who take care of all publications for companies or clients.  A marketing manager is the primary interface between their company and the media.  They supervise staff working under them in the marketing department of the company.  Specific job duties include supervision, as well as but not limited to creating training materials for the staff.  The marketing manager is responsible for reviewing and editing print or otherwise, materials while also approving copy before publication. They would be the ones negotiating contracts or licensing agreements for books about to be published. A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or literature, but also having previous experience is the job requirement for a marketing manager. Managers need communication and manager skills.

  • Subsidiary Rights Associate Manager

https://www.publishingcrossing.com/article/900020051/The-Fascinating-World-of-Subsidiary-Rights/

The subsidiary rights associate manager is someone who takes care of the income shared between the publishing house and the author when a book is published. Books that sell 100,000 copies make the Best Seller list, and excerpts get into magazines. Book club rights come next at Book of The Month Club, the Literary Guild. Also taken care of by the subsidiary rights associate manager is the paperback reprint rights, the second serial where excerpts of a book get published in a News Paper, and foreign rights.  The best way to break into a job like this is to take an entry-level position in a subsidiary rights department.

  • Literary Scouts

Literary scouts are like talent scouts.  They look for literary talent while talent scouts look for someone with a specific look about them, or charisma, which translates into acting talent. Scouts read, read, read, they find new talent to sell to an editor.  The editor gets al their work from agents, who pile it onto the scout. Scouting is seen as one of the hardest jobs in all of publishing, as fast-paced job the scout does not always have control over, only because the scout’s job is to communicate with the literary agent. A scout must know the industry they are attached to.

  •  Publicist in Publishing

https://study.com/articles/Literary_Publicist_Job_Description_Duties_and_Salary.html

Publicists help an author maintain a public image.  They use many different types of communication tools like social media, to create a positive buzz about their client. They can work for independent publishers or in public relations.  An English or a business degree or another relevant degree is useful for them to have when choosing this sort of career. A publicist writes press releases, and helps an author conduct their book tour.  Publicists have flexible work hours but need to be on call a lot.

  1. Production Editor

The production editor at publishing companies works in the content department at a publication or publishing company.  The production editor coordinates each step towards publication of a magazine or book. Production editors edit manuscripts as well. The Production editors working with large staffs give out assignments to those under them and consequently, they choose relevant content to read or assign.

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Career/Production-Editor/What-Is-How-to-Become#What-Is-a-Production-Editor

  1.  Sales Positions

So long as the bookstore still exists, there is a relationship between the bookseller and the sales rep at a publishing company.  Studying marketing, business, or communications will give you an edge in the competitive nature of working for publishing companies as well as having a Bachelor’s itself. You need to gain experience in the field of general sales for publishers. You can get an internship at a publishing house where this career move can help you build useful career contacts. You’ve got to familiarize yourself with the demographic on the target audience for a specific type of book.

https://work.chron.com/publishing-sales-rep-15217.html

  1. Copyeditor at publishing house

https://work.chron.com/publishing-sales-rep-15217.html

A copyeditor in such an environment gets to read new literature.  I was a copyeditor for Coreopsis for three years. Copy editors fix spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors while also refining the language a writer is using.  Copy editors work on manuscripts or shorter pieces such as online copy, an article that will be published or a newsletter. Some copyediting jobs are freelance, which means that a copyeditor can work around their schedule. Copyeditors know the AP Stylebook inside and out although the Chicago Manual of Style is what is used more than the AP Stylebook. You can find copyediting jobs on Reedsy, freelance sites including Indeed, and Upwork, and editorial societies’ job boards. Major publishers have postings that you can find on their database. Find a niche and stick with it.

  1.  Digital/social media editors

https://www.talentlyft.com/en/resources/digital-editor-job-description

Digital editors are responsible for the content and imagery used on websites.  Social media editors are responsible for the content on social media that a company produces for their publicity efforts.  Digital editors research, then plan out while developing a way to implement web content. Their responsibilities include ways of creating, producing and managing high-quality content.  A digital editor helps make relationships with clients work, as well as relationships with other team members.  They have to know something about graphics, images, videos, and other artwork available. Not only are they in charge of graphics, but they are in charge of proofreading material also.  They use SEO rules to make pieces work as readable authorship, following the rules for copyright and privacy standards couched under company policies. They track important KPIs, also responsible for analyzing web traffic directed at their publishing houses’ company. Part of the job description relies on producing reports, but also to present them.  On top of everything else, the digital editor must keep track of new web technologies that are on the verge of coming out or have already come out.  Digital editors need a master’s degree in journalism, communications or English. 

  1. creative director –

https://www.glassdoor.com/Job-Descriptions/Creative-Director.htm

A creative director works at a publishing house by leading a team of graphic designers, artists, or other creative professionals who are involved in collaborative idea making.  They are the supervisor of people in jobs such as copywriting, artists, and designers who are working to make a website, advertising, or email campaigns.  All report to a Chief Marketing Officer, or CMO, a role that makes major decisions, including approvals although graphic designers et. al do their work independently, showing good professional judgment.  Creative directing requires a bachelor’s degree or higher, in a background that is relevant to a specific industry, since an ability to work well under pressure is desired.

  1. advertising executive – publishing

https://study.com/articles/Advertising_Executive_Job_Duties_and_Salary.html

Like on Melrose Place, advertising executives run advertising campaigns with teams. Advertising Executives need at least a Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, or related fields.  An ability to be able to meet deadlines is necessary to get ahead in this field.  As a part of your job description, it is necessary to manage others. You could also need a Master’s in marketing or business, and also need to study product development and accounting.  Public relations is another subject an advertising executive could need to know about.  All jobs make you start off at the bottom and work your way up. 

  1. account executive at publishing house

https://www.paladinstaff.com/jobs/careers/account-executive-job-description/

https://www.ihirepublishing.com/t-publishing-account-executive-jobs.html

Account executives need to have strong interpersonal skills, including but not limited to customer service.  They have to have a background in math, the way budgets work and they have to be good at time management. They do presentations with negotiating business deals in progress,  all while also solving problems. Writers make great account executives as they know how to express themselves via written communication. At a publishing house, account executives represent full service agencies offering ranges of creative services. Account executives serve as intermediaries between the agency and its clients.

Careers in Publishing

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/top-book-publishing-jobs-2316066

  1. Literary agent – The literary agent is a sales person who sells books to publishing companies through a literary agency or can be an independent agent. Literary agents represent writers who want publishing contracts. They are aiming to sell their writer’s work to a publisher.  Literary agents need to have a good understanding of the publishing business. Contracts only go over how much an author is actually paid. Agents need to have contacts in the publishing industry at large. A literary agent has to spend a lot of time reading in their niche, their industry of interest, and their specialty genre of choice. Writers trying to navigate the industry on their own do not fully understand the contract they try to establish with a publisher on their own.  At this time in my life, I know how to be a book coach, not a literary agent although I have to wonder how I can apprentice myself to a literary agent so I can learn things to be hired as a book coach. An agent is responsible for selling a finished manuscript to a publishing house.

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/literary-agents-2316054

  • Acquisitions Editor

The acquisitions editor is in charge of finding commercial books, academic papers, or other written projects either for print or digital production.  They work on a team with an employer’s objectives only because they read manuscripts with the need to stay on budget in mind. They are the ones who the literary agent negotiates royalties with as they are also inclined to finalize contracts for both new titles and reprints of books. The acquisitions editor also negotiates with photographers and illustrators.  An acquisitions editor needs to have a background in creative writing as a Bachelor’s or even better, a masters.

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/literary-agents-2316054

  • Commissioning Editor

A book publishing job, the commissioning editor is someone who makes sure an author does their work on time with transcripts delivered to what has been laid out and on time. They think of ideas of books, then go find authors to write them. They react to book proposals, or manuscripts, but they also work with other authors. They republish previously published books, or they co-publish books in other editions worked on by other companies.  A commissioning editor has to understand the market and the company’s place in that market as assumed. Project management, creative skills, and communication skills are all required as is linguistic sensitivity which I assume, means an understanding of language.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commissioning_editor

  • Senior Publicist

To become a senior publicist you have to know how to write a press release, run a publicity campaign, and have at least a Bachelor’s degree. Many publicists also have a master’s degree.  In my case, the master’s degree would be an MFA.  A publicist is a type of manager at the publishing house who runs the writer’s tour. 

https://www.zippia.com/senior-publicist-jobs/

  • Book Coach

Jenny Nash runs a book coaching company https://www.bookcoaches.com/abc?utm_campaign=2021%20Summer%20Campaign&utm_source=ppc&gclid=Cj0KCQjw5uWGBhCTARIsAL70sLLh12_opjJqk1DXqObjwI7btX239r6wQGL_0JCtxr3iy7kQtigTvQ4aAghsEALw_wcBand https://www.trueeditors.com/author/book-editing-services.htmlis is a resource I just found.  Both resources help me quite a bit with the fact that I want to help other people edit their books while also writing my own.

  • Marketing Manager

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Career/Publishing-Manager/What-Is-How-to-Become#How-to-Become-a-Publishing-Manager

Publishing companies have publishing managers who take care of all publications for companies or clients.  A marketing manager is the primary interface between their company and the media.  They supervise staff working under them in the marketing department of the company.  Specific job duties include supervision, as well as but not limited to creating training materials for the staff.  The marketing manager is responsible for reviewing and editing print or otherwise, materials while also approving copy before publication. They would be the ones negotiating contracts or licensing agreements for books about to be published. A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or literature, but also having previous experience is the job requirement for a marketing manager. Managers need communication and manager skills.

  • Subsidiary Rights Associate Manager

https://www.publishingcrossing.com/article/900020051/The-Fascinating-World-of-Subsidiary-Rights/

The subsidiary rights associate manager is someone who takes care of the income shared between the publishing house and the author when a book is published. Books that sell 100,000 copies make the Best Seller list, and excerpts get into magazines. Book club rights come next at Book of The Month Club, the Literary Guild. Also taken care of by the subsidiary rights associate manager is the paperback reprint rights, the second serial where excerpts of a book get published in a News Paper, and foreign rights.  The best way to break into a job like this is to take an entry-level position in a subsidiary rights department.

  • Literary Scouts

Literary scouts are like talent scouts.  They look for literary talent while talent scouts look for someone with a specific look about them, or charisma, which translates into acting talent. Scouts read, read, read, they find new talent to sell to an editor.  The editor gets al their work from agents, who pile it onto the scout. Scouting is seen as one of the hardest jobs in all of publishing, as fast-paced job the scout does not always have control over, only because the scout’s job is to communicate with the literary agent. A scout must know the industry they are attached to.

  •  Publicist in Publishing

https://study.com/articles/Literary_Publicist_Job_Description_Duties_and_Salary.html

Publicists help an author maintain a public image.  They use many different types of communication tools like social media, to create a positive buzz about their client. They can work for independent publishers or in public relations.  An English or a business degree or another relevant degree is useful for them to have when choosing this sort of career. A publicist writes press releases, and helps an author conduct their book tour.  Publicists have flexible work hours but need to be on call a lot.

  1. Production Editor

The production editor at publishing companies works in the content department at a publication or publishing company.  The production editor coordinates each step towards publication of a magazine or book. Production editors edit manuscripts as well. The Production editors working with large staffs give out assignments to those under them and consequently, they choose relevant content to read or assign.

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Career/Production-Editor/What-Is-How-to-Become#What-Is-a-Production-Editor

  1.  Sales Positions

So long as the bookstore still exists, there is a relationship between the bookseller and the sales rep at a publishing company.  Studying marketing, business, or communications will give you an edge in the competitive nature of working for publishing companies as well as having a Bachelor’s itself. You need to gain experience in the field of general sales for publishers. You can get an internship at a publishing house where this career move can help you build useful career contacts. You’ve got to familiarize yourself with the demographic on the target audience for a specific type of book.

https://work.chron.com/publishing-sales-rep-15217.html

  1. Copyeditor at publishing house

https://work.chron.com/publishing-sales-rep-15217.html

A copyeditor in such an environment gets to read new literature.  I was a copyeditor for Coreopsis for three years. Copy editors fix spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors while also refining the language a writer is using.  Copy editors work on manuscripts or shorter pieces such as online copy, an article that will be published or a newsletter. Some copyediting jobs are freelance, which means that a copyeditor can work around their schedule. Copyeditors know the AP Stylebook inside and out although the Chicago Manual of Style is what is used more than the AP Stylebook. You can find copyediting jobs on Reedsy, freelance sites including Indeed, and Upwork, and editorial societies’ job boards. Major publishers have postings that you can find on their database. Find a niche and stick with it.

  1.  Digital/social media editors

https://www.talentlyft.com/en/resources/digital-editor-job-description

Digital editors are responsible for the content and imagery used on websites.  Social media editors are responsible for the content on social media that a company produces for their publicity efforts.  Digital editors research, then plan out while developing a way to implement web content. Their responsibilities include ways of creating, producing and managing high-quality content.  A digital editor helps make relationships with clients work, as well as relationships with other team members.  They have to know something about graphics, images, videos, and other artwork available. Not only are they in charge of graphics, but they are in charge of proofreading material also.  They use SEO rules to make pieces work as readable authorship, following the rules for copyright and privacy standards couched under company policies. They track important KPIs, also responsible for analyzing web traffic directed at their publishing houses’ company. Part of the job description relies on producing reports, but also to present them.  On top of everything else, the digital editor must keep track of new web technologies that are on the verge of coming out or have already come out.  Digital editors need a master’s degree in journalism, communications or English. 

  1. creative director –

https://www.glassdoor.com/Job-Descriptions/Creative-Director.htm

A creative director works at a publishing house by leading a team of graphic designers, artists, or other creative professionals who are involved in collaborative idea making.  They are the supervisor of people in jobs such as copywriting, artists, and designers who are working to make a website, advertising, or email campaigns.  All report to a Chief Marketing Officer, or CMO, a role that makes major decisions, including approvals although graphic designers et. al do their work independently, showing good professional judgment.  Creative directing requires a bachelor’s degree or higher, in a background that is relevant to a specific industry, since an ability to work well under pressure is desired.

  1. advertising executive – publishing

https://study.com/articles/Advertising_Executive_Job_Duties_and_Salary.html

Like on Melrose Place, advertising executives run advertising campaigns with teams. Advertising Executives need at least a Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, or related fields.  An ability to be able to meet deadlines is necessary to get ahead in this field.  As a part of your job description, it is necessary to manage others. You could also need a Master’s in marketing or business, and also need to study product development and accounting.  Public relations is another subject an advertising executive could need to know about.  All jobs make you start off at the bottom and work your way up. 

  1. account executive at publishing house

https://www.paladinstaff.com/jobs/careers/account-executive-job-description/

https://www.ihirepublishing.com/t-publishing-account-executive-jobs.html

Account executives need to have strong interpersonal skills, including but not limited to customer service.  They have to have a background in math, the way budgets work and they have to be good at time management. They do presentations with negotiating business deals in progress,  all while also solving problems. Writers make great account executives as they know how to express themselves via written communication. At a publishing house, account executives represent full service agencies offering ranges of creative services. Account executives serve as intermediaries between the agency and its clients.

Healthcare Careers Research Project

                                    Health Related Careers

  1. Physician’s assistant –

A physician’s assistant is someone who has at least a Master’s but is not a doctor.  They could be a nurse practitioner, something close enough to a doctor who knows how to do exams.  I used to see the Foothill College nurse practitioner. Physician’s assistants in psychiatry are qualified to prescribe medication as they are there as a additional measure in areas of the United States where access to psychiatry is limited. They treat patients on an in or outpatient basis.  They help physicians by establishing a conversation to see what is happening to the patient, conducting a physical exam, and conducting thorough review of a patient’s medical, personal and drug use history.  Physician’s assistants in psychiatry help patients access counseling, as well as medication or other forms of mental health treatment. Physician’s assistants respond to major emergencies.  The educational requirements for a position like this include a Bachelor’s in a science field like biology, psychology or chemistry, having taking specific courses in behavioral and biological sciences. PA programs are 26 months long, ending in a master’s degree.  Candidates have to take the Physician’s Assistant National Certifying Examination, (PANCE), or the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants (NCCPA). Physician’s assistants for psychiatrists are required to complete rotations in a psychiatric health setting, a fellowship and also need to gain experience in psychotic disorders, geriatric, mood disorders, child psychiatry, or dual diagnosis units. A cetificate of added qualifications or CAQ program helps a PA earn 150 credits towards CME, 2000 hours working as a PA in psychiatry, with the knowledge of how to do a psychiatric interview, conduct a diagnosis, differential diagnosis included and devising a treatment plan. They need to know psychiatric pharmacology, how to implement the plan once designed, how to intervene during a crisis, manage risk, and sort through ethical and legal issues.

https://www.physicianassistantedu.org/psychiatry-mental-health/

  • Health coach

A health coach is a perfect career choice for me.  The goal of a health coach is to assess client’s health, coach clients on how to improve their over all health, and work to develop health care plans. Health coaches are people the ill go to in order to ask for a consultation that evaluates their current state of health.  A health care plan https://www.jobhero.com/job-description/examples/medical/doctor doctors to support clients in recovery. A health coach has a background in coaching, fitness, or nutrition, and knowledge of good health care practices that make sense. Health care coaches have to be up to date on the latest health care developments, maintaining good organizational skills, while also offering compassion to those who suffer.

https://www.betterteam.com/health-coach-job-description

  • MD

My number one ambition is to become an MD who helps others with 22q function as best they can but not limited to those with mental illness also.  I want to study neurology, endocrinology, genetics, and psychology/psychiatry I guess.  I want to become a psychiatrist the way other shrinks helped me. The stress of getting an MD could break me though.  It could hospitalize me, cause me psychotic breaks, melt downs, and major anxiety. Fun times.  It might break me. Really now. May as well give up before even trying. Gosh I’m depressed today.  If I can joke around about it, it isn’t that bad. Lol.

  • Psychiatrist

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who treats mentally ill people with medication.  They make a study of what medications work best on people with mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders. They work in hospitals, private practices, small medical clinics and nursing homes.  They treat those who need medication. A psychiatrist can help people get treatment for their mental health problems as needed.  They analyze data with the thought of diagnosing people.  Medications are given out as per diagnosis.  A psychiatrist merely has to document the illness and prescribed treatment plan.  Psychiatrists help people going through mental health crises.  Psychiatrist need

https://www.glassdoor.com/Job-Descriptions/Psychiatrist.htm

  • Endocrinologist

A doctor who treats the endocrine system, an endocrinologist is necessary to have when managing diabetes. Endocrinologists help patients resolve their hormone problems, and are a useful doctor to have for fertility problems also. Endocrinologists have the responsibility of analyzing a patient’s medical history to help them resolve their health problems by ordering specific types of tests such as a Vitamin D or calcium test. Endocrinologists do research on complex endocrine system problems in order to develop new treatments.  You need an MD in endocrinology, while also completing a residency and fellowship to earn your certification.  Endocrinologists need decent researching skills, in order to be good at using computers along with medical equipment.  

https://www.betterteam.com/endocrinologist-job-description

  • Neurologist

I was not allowed to see a neurologist to ask the “Do I have autism” question because mom wanted to make me paranoid and off-center imagining that I might have it but maybe I didn’t?  I went behind her back to Community Health Awareness Council and got a test. I don’t have autism.  Deal with that. Also, I want to become a neurologist only because I feel the need to help diagnose and treat disorders of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles of patients with 22q.  I want to help my own kind and others with genetic disabilities.  I’d love to become a neuroscience researcher.  What IQ problem? Really. I have none. Time to see a neurologist to ask about that.

https://www.betterteam.com/neurologist-job-description

  • Genetics Counselor/Doctor with concentration in genetics

A genetics counselor helps diagnose and convey diagnoses to patients who have genetic disabilities.  Counselors can study as part of their psychology background, and they need a medical residency in genetics to be able to hold necessary credentials.  Wow, I feel like such a useless forty year old.  A geneticist is different from a genetics counselor, in that they are a biologist or doctor who studies genetic problem and disabilities. Geneticists evaluate, diagnose, and help manage patients who have genetic disability.  They have to participate in biology, chemistry, physics, microbiology, cell biology, bioinformatics and mathematics class work to begin to qualify as a geneticist and that coursework can also count towards an MD.. prereqs while  an MD/psychiatry Ph..D. may be good enough if I concentrate on genetic studies that could get me the title of genetics counselor.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneticist

  • Medical Scientist

A medical scientist is a type of doctor that conducts research studies, and I want to study schizoaffective and schizophrenia as specific as it gets.  Having an MD prepares you for the medical scientist career since a medical scientist can be trained in medicine, dentristry, pharmacology, or medical pathology.  You need experience with grant writing so as to fund research projects, also needing an additional skill with managing fund properly during the research projects you are working on.   You need to have on he job training at a school which has resources. You need a Ph.D. in a biological science, and I want mine in psychology.  An M.D. is good enough, although I want to get into psychiatric research. 

https://learn.org/articles/Whats_the_Job_Description_of_a_Medical_Scientist.html

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  • Forensic Psychologist

Because of my family of origin I have a major interest in forensic psychology, the psychology of criminal behavior.  Indeed, both parents should be in more trouble than they are with what they do with each other. Forensic psychology combines law and psychology to uncover motives for criminal behavior.  Forensic psychologists are involved in criminal and civil matters like civil law suits, custody disputes and insurance claims.  They investigate child abuse scenarios, as well as child custody evaluations, while also conducting visitation assessments to see if a parent is fit to visit. Forensic psychologists have a role in the civil court system, which is to provide psychotherapy to crime victims, assess mental competency to stand trial, even to assess both juvenile and adult offenders.  Forensic psychologists work with child witnesses.  Forensic psychologists interview criminals.  A forensic psychologist works out of a police station, courthouses, law firms, prisons, jails, and juvenile detention centers.  A forensic psychologist could also become self-employed.

 It seems I need a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree in forensic psychology, and a law degree is optional but necessary.  Earning a doctorate psychology degree is also a helpful path to take. I need a license and to become board certified.

https://www.careerexplorer.com/careers/forensic-psychologist/

  1.   Psychotherapist/Psychiatrist  

A psychotherapist uses talk therapy to help treat those with mental illness. The average psychotherapist could have a background in psychiatry, psychology, counseling or social work.  Talk therapy helps emotional problems by helping someone process pain in order to see the source in a better light. Talk therapy and medication is prescribed, along with the therapist helping you find a solution to your problem, hopefully without causing you anymore trauma.  You need a doctoral degree, to practice.  I have it in mind to get my English Ph.D. first.  English/cinema studies MFA/Ph.D. Then I can get my psychology Master’s/Ph.D.  Then after that, I can get my psychology M.S./ Ph D. I need to take the Examination for professional

Practice in Psychology (EPPP).  An average therapist uses psychology to help a person deal with trauma, come to terms with a health problem, live with and confront/take responsibility for major life changes, recover from abuse, handling sexual problems along with sleeping the whole night or sleeping well and better, are all things a psychotherapist can help with.  A psychiatrist can prescribe medication. For years I thought I only wanted one Ph.D. 

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-psychotherapist

  1. Personal trainer/Weight loss coach/Health Coach

Health coaches, personal trainers, and weight loss coaches can fall under each other’s umbrella.  In the field of health coaching, you guide someone to  make better choices with their physical health.  I am an expert at using myfitness pal to manage weight or to lose weight.  I’m an expert in getting yourself physically fit. I make sure to train myself in sports by myself although I cannot shot put because that would aggravate my hernia.  I want to help those with chronic illness, and I have an interview this Friday at 6:00 p.m. with Mr. Charles Henry Barton.

  1. Mental heath technician

You need a high school diploma, an AA in psychology like I’d planned, even a Bachelor’s degree but I’m also looking into getting my Psychology master’s at this point. You need 480 hours, 1 year of work experience to 960 hours of college and university level courses, and including two years relevant work experience. You also need a Bachelor’s degree in mental health or the developmental disabilities field, not limited to but having three years relevant work experience.  Mental health technicians look after people having a crisis. 

  1. psychiatric technician

I’m aware of the California requirements to become a psychiatric technician because you need a license for this.  You graduate from an approved school for psychiatric technicians to go to, as you need a pharmacology course to complete your coursework load. You need 126 hours of theory, 270 hours of supervised clinical experience, or 9 months of trained work experience in the field of dealing with mental health clients.  You could also be a nurse in any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States with one year of verified full time work experience.

https://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/applicants/summary_pt.shtml

12 Century England

Way back in the 12th century, I was in a different body, I was blonde and white. Past life trauma is as real as present-life trauma, having similar effects on mind and body.  In the 12th century, I was a blond girl living in some British township, a costal region so far as I can tell.  I managed to have a boyfriend during this time, and it was years before bubonic plague would hit.  I cannot verify this story’s accuracy yet but someday I will.  My mother was someone who persecuted me religiously for practicing the old religion as Christianity was expanding its hold on England during this time.  I have no way of confirming these statements, but it is a story as it happened in my mind.

            People from my elementary school and my spiritualist church were in this lifetime with me.  I was learning about Christianity while holding on to the Old Religion.  My mother in that lifetime had me burnt at the stake for heresy, turned a whole town against me, and I died knowing full well the sting of her betrayal.  She had my boyfriend burnt at the stake too.  It was fun for her. I have come to realize my mother has been after me in every lifetime. There is fake peace with her, but not real peace of mind or her telling me good job at something I’ve done.

            I’m never going to get many compliments from my mother either.  I’ve decided that I’m just sticking to myself. Yes, 12th century England had a whole town coming after me because of my religious beliefs.  In my current life, this happened when I left the Catholic Church, deciding to practice witchcraft. It is why I want to start the social network for psychics if only to provide a way to help others access proper help for themselves.  My spiritualist church was marginally safe because of one guy there who had a restraining order expire, which left him free to stalk our leader.

            Come to think of it, the Ex’s family was there in this life time too, and the Ex too. I’m just realizing that my support system should include good people who look out for me.  The major trauma I went through was about groups of people turning away from me.  I now feel safer in groups of people having confronted this trauma in Occupational therapy class at San Jose State. Group persecution is real, it happens on this planet a lot to this day, and it leaves its mark on those who go through it.  It is something loners like me don’t feel comfortable going through, being in groups in the first place.

        12th century England could make a good TV show. I mean I had to endure way too much persecution.  I was burnt at the stake and I uncovered this memory, of coughing in the smoke, passing out, and waking up in the after life. My mother in that life time died of the plague just 10 years later when it hit.  Where was my dad during this lifetime?  He was indifferent.  I’m wondering how to find a functional family or set of friends right now.  Friends who bother to take care of me.  I’m busy processing this information.

            My readers seem to want to read more about psychic stuff than they want to read about my business ideas.  Why is that?  I’m sure that stuff is fascinating but I try to keep this blog to the real world.  Okay, so read more about my business posts since I may wind up a famous psychic with a working name divorced from this identity.  Yes, I just feel like writing stuff under a pen name. I’m just working on stuff I need to get done.  The mask stays on despite COVID restrictions being lifted btw.

Lemurian Crystals Help Me For Some Reason

I got myself a Lemurian crystal because I hear they’re a kind of library.  I don’t quite understand what kind of library so I’m going to have to do some research.  But somehow, one Lemurian crystal on my third eye really helps the rattling around in my head of the library that resides in there also.  Lemurian crystals are something I was right about using because they retrieve hidden information.  Right… okay, and I just out of nowhere, thought to buy a Lemurian crystal so as to keep the information in my head organized.

Apparently a Lemurian crystal is a wand shape.  Mine was also Reiki charged since I bought it off of Amazon or eBay or something.  I can’t tell the basics on my crystal but it has ladders on it.  It is a rocket-shaped or something. Gosh my ignorance is showing. Hey psychic readers, I need help figuring stuff out like gee, I come from Lemuria, I’m a starseed kind of person, but I came from further than Lemuria. Fun times.

I guess my crystal helps me function in my body although you know what, there are certain people I stay away from because I’m grounded in my present reality quite a bit. My reality is– need to enroll at Foothill to get a third AA degree in psychology, so I can help out my clinic as a peer counselor.  I also need a library science certificate from De Anza.  The websites are confusing to navigate but that’s because I’m petrified of returning to normal school as a treated schizoaffective.

This website:

https://www.sacredgemstone.com/blogs/crystal-healing-blog/lemurian-quartz

gets into detail about how Lemurian crystals helped Lemurians keep their physical form. Lemurians used their Quartz crystals for their technology. I just use mine to get a good night’s sleep since the information in my head rattles around. I mean literally, it just floats. I see snatches of choice lines I want to use in my books-I see witty comments.  I see jokes I haven’t told yet and shocking things I haven’t said yet.  If I’m not careful  I’m going to wind up with a huge Lemurian crystal collection in my house. I feel as if I need a big one for the living room but I don’t want it to cause me anxiety.  My current and only crystal causes me major anxiety.  Along with me trying to rein in my manic spending habits by not spending money at all.

I try to sit on it. I try not to spend it.  Combined with this time of year paranoia, life is just peachy.

The Next Steps in My Academic Path

Okay, so I’ve thought a lot about this.  I’m doing a career research summary of all the medical careers I want.   So, I’m focusing on taking English 1A this fall at San Francisco City College because since talking with my counselor, I have been told this is what I need to do having passed my English classes at Foothill with a C thanks to no plus minus grading that we student government types passed back in the day, thus making things easier on ourselves. I also learned that Foothill-DeAnza is on quarters while every other school in the Bay Area is semester oriented.  Isn’t that just fascinating and frustrating at the same time.  Fall Semester is longer at other schools.

 For me it is one class at a time, one day at a time.  I cannot go back to school to have my life fall apart on me because of my ridiculous tendencies to procrastinate too much.  I tried looking at Second Draft and saw that editing Opening New Dimensions professionally will take time.  I will have to use Fiverr or something.  But anyway, going back to school is necessary to refresh my English degree knowledge.  English 1A will help my writing all across the board.

But anyway I’m just analyzing my options, seeing as I filed my major at Foothill College to be AA in psychology, so I can have a good background as a life coach.  I have an Udemy account so I can take a life coach class.  Udemy often has many sales on holidays.  They offer accredited means of getting certifications.  The classes are done on video.  Now that school is all online with talk of reopening classes in the classroom by fall semester, we online students have the advantage.  I want a

Yes, so I will start with an online psychology degree, finishing a lot of my general ed along the way. I’ve added De Anza to my FAFSA list of schools I want to apply to.  I want to get a lot of my Premed stuff done in the next ten years, depending on whether or not I successfully publish my books.  I will go from an AA in psychology to an AA in film and television, taking my screenwriting and film classes online and in the classroom since they will have hybrid options.  I want a B.S. in forensic psychology, which I can take from Arizona State University online.

Then while I’m getting that, I will also take classes at De Anza for my film and television AA that I want to transfer to UCLA to get a Masters in Fine Arts in creative writing, with some film classes, and screenwriting/scriptwriting.  I’m also eager to take playwriting. When I’m done with my MFA, that’s when I get my law degree.  It’s been five years since my parents decided to retire in Spain. They are well lout of my hair now.  At De Anza this Winter quarter I want to take the following courses first –

LIB 1 LIBRARY RESEARCH SKILLS
LIB 51 BUSINESS RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET
LIB 53 ADVANCED INTERNET SEARCH

Yes, these classes will help me as an internet researcher. I have to wonder if you have to take them in order.  Back when I was in my twenties and at Foothill I was taking a library science class until the instructor pointed out that I’m a writer, I got a C in library science 1 and I’d be bored.  So off I went to the writing department to change my major.

As far as my writing goes, I plan on submitting my science fiction book to a literary agent, not ones I’ve submitted to before, but I have to submit to at least 5.  I’m also looking for a part-time job using Upwork, and Indeed.  I need to set up my Guru.com and I have Freelance.com too I think. I’d have to double-check this.  Anyway, yes, these are my plans after talking to my former college counselor.  It was nice talking to her again and I have some idea of what direction I want to head in now.

So I spoke with my former counselor at Foothill College, and she told me about how I had passed English 1A/1B making my general ed good at that school.  I remembered that I had taken English 1A one summer in San Francisco at City College when I decided to stay up in the city for that summer.  Yes, so now that there is an online option with only talk of schools reopening in the fall when the pandemic manages to end, I’m just going to say that I’m needing to take English 1A for work. I need to take a bunch of journalism classes too but we shall see.

I wann a scholarship as it applies to Ciy College, which I want to take Fall 2021.  This summer will be spent finishing Udemy classes though.  I added schools and resubmitted my FAFSA form.  I added Mission College and San Francisco City College.  She also said to consider West Valley.  In California, you can make a career out of earning junior college certficiates, and associates.  But then again I want to freelance. A friend of mine is trying to do exactly that given we both kick each other into doing this to see if we can do well as freelancers. It is his plan to get through school.

I realize that’s a great plan I should have too.  Wow, way to set the bar real high and this kid is a Facebook friend/my student. He wanted me to teach him psychic stuff so I said sure, I’m only forty with limited teaching experince. The experience involves teaching my latent friends how to manage their stuff. They don’t make reading a habit though.  But anyway, I’m a book nerd, a school nerd, someone who enjoys learning.

I’m eventually going to wind up a college professor with more than one Associates, Bachelor’s, etc. I want to get my MFA in creative writing/screenwriting and study a bit of film and television.  I want to write for Star Trek, since ample opportunities exist in the present for that.  I’m working on writing two books at once here though, which is a bit exhausting given it is spring time.  I’m dealing with spring time feelings of stress. Sunlight stress for lack of a better term. I’m trying to go to bed when it gets dark.

Anyway, the thought of enrolling in one English class on a grant is exciting. So exciting that I may be losing sleep over it.  It is an online class, which means I don’t have to compete seeing people’s faces.  I can hide out.  My young-looking skin is not a target of having to be eye candy for boys and men. If fall classes return, I want to actually take a chance getting myself into the De Anza library research certificate track but I cannot overload myself.  For all intents and purposes, I have to know what is too much for me to handle.  I do not need to impress people with how many classes I take and I don’t need to admire them either if other people take excess units just to finish faster. There was a reason I was an addict all through school. Some people can’t handle that one can they?  I quit. I was an addict and I quit. There you happy now? I am a school addict though and I quit that so I have to be careful with how many units I wind up taking every quarter or semester, since Foothlill-Deanza use Quarters while everybody else in California uses semesters. New information I  just found out abd didn’t know while I was in the thick of it. Psychology is easy to take at Foothill, because I know exactly what to take and Psych 1 is done.