According to the National Pie Council and those of us complicit in using tasty pastries to brighten dreary winter days, today is National Pie Day. Whether your tastes tend toward savory or sweet, fruit or custard, lattice or crumble, there's a pie out there for you. As the council says: "It's not just a dessert, it's a tradition. ... Grab a slice of life!"
Texas State University is seeking a copy editor to join its marketing team in San Marcos. Established as a teacher education school in 1899, today Texas State is an emerging research university located between Austin and San Antonio in the hill country of the San Marcos River. Texas State enrolls around 36,000 students from around the world and offers about 100 bachelor’s and 100 master’s and doctorate degrees.
Five hundred and twenty-two years ago today, January 9, 1493, Christopher Columbus insulted merfolk everywhere by observing that the mermaids he saw off the coast of the Dominican Republic were "not half as beautiful as they are painted" [History.com; see also "Oh no he did not"]. If he had looked more closely, perhaps Columbus would have noticed that these mermaids were missing more than just half their beauty.
So many of you have asked if you can still get the holiday special, we decided to extend it through January. Call it shopping therapy to chase away the winter doldrums, call it an excellent use of your continuing education budget, call it an irresistibly good deal — we call it a special opportunity for you to invest in yourself and sharpen your editing skills in 2015.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a scientific technical editor to join its Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division (NSITD) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Oak Ridge National Lab is the U.S. Department of Energy's largest multipurpose national laboratory and researches advanced materials, alternative fuels, climate change, and supercomputing.
Maggie Biroscak has been editing and making content comprehensible for 8 years. She is currently the content editor at Jimdo and the freelance editor and web content specialist behind Oak Street Editorial.
How did you get into editing, Maggie, and what’s your current position like?
Zappos.com is seeking a copywriter/editor to join its copy team in Las Vegas. Launched in 1999, Zappos is an online shoe and clothing store known for prioritizing customer service. Today, it is owned by Amazon.com and employs more than 1500 people in Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Shepherdsville, KY. Zappos also sponsors the monthly print and online magazine Downtown ZEN, which showcases restaurant, entertainment, art, and other community features of downtown Las Vegas.
Although the origins of Boxing Day are unknown, it’s a nice day-after-Christmas holiday that our UK, Canadian, Australian, and other friends celebrate. Traditionally, it has included giving gifts to service workers and those in need. Today, it’s commonly observed by relaxing and eating Christmas leftovers or by taking advantage of shopping or sporting events. (Anyone want to join me in petitioning for its official holiday status here in the United States?)