My mother called me the other day to say that she had rediscovered this blog while googling Frank M Vanderhoof (as the astute reader will recall, my father took home a bag of Frank's books as well). There was a rather long silence and then she added that she thought I was a good writer and that perhaps I could get some "writing jobs."
On a lark, I found myself scrolling through the writing listings on Craigslist. I quickly discovered that the people who need writers clearly have a need.
Check out this listing--
Full-time experienced Technical Editor/Collaborator for the West Coast’s number one Dedicated Server provider. Responsibilities include working closely with Product Management on new services and products to evangelize product FAQ’s, web design and customer experience.
It is one thing to mock the drunken male personals posters who can barely string a sentence together, but one would think that those advertising for professionals would try a tiny bit harder. Why is FAQ possessive? Why all the capitals? When I cull through personals replies, hypercapitalization is one of my biggest peeves. When the Germans do it, it is elegant and teutonic, but when English writers do it, they lack the appropriate black face font.
I was just taking a read down memory lane. I was trying to find some examples of the above-mentioned capitalization frenzy. I couldn't find what I was looking for, but I did find a lot of bad camille craigslist writing. I am in pain. Let me clarify that-- my ego is in pain. On the up-side, at least all of us bad craigslist writers are in good company.