I can’t believe graduation is next month! I already feel so far behind in my job search process. Like most ISFJ’s, I’m a responsible person who likes to have a plan! And not having an exact plan after graduation is causing some major stress.
Not only am I worried about after graduation, paying student loans, and the current gas prices ($4.15/gal), the magazine I’m working for is finalizing their fall issue, which is coming out this July. This means tedious (boring) last minute work. Don’t get me wrong, I love working for a magazine, but fact checking isn’t the most fun thing to do.
Our team is fairly small, which means that everybody (even my editor) is going through page by page, fact checking and copy editing. It’s a grueling task, but it is one of the most important.
Copy editing is work that is done to improve the formatting, style, and accuracy of the publication.
This week I met with the group at my editor’s house to go over the pages and to create a last minute to-do list. It was my second time meeting my editor and the other interns (we’re mostly email-based), therefore I was a bit nervous. I wasn’t sure how professional I was suppose to be because the other interns, who have worked there longer, have already developed a relationship with our editor. The others were cracking jokes and talking about their personal lives. Not to mention, I was in my editor’s home!
I wanted to join in the conversation but wasn’t quite sure what to actually talk about other than work. I wanted to get more comfortable with the group, but is it safe to crack a joke, or talk about your personal life when your editor is in the room? How comfortable is too comfortable?