Date: Thu, 19 Sep 1996 12:35:17 EDT
From: Orin Hargraves 100422.2566[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM
Subject: Lex Opportunity
NB No. 1: If you responded to this notice when it appeared here several weeks
ago, there is no need to respond again.
NB No. 2: Please do not forward this notice to any other list; doing so will
have the effect of increasing agony for the overworked and underpaid!
Now with that out of the way: there is an opportunity for freelance
lexicographers and editors with reference experience to work on a major
reference project. Candidates must be:
1) Native speakers of American English.
2) Experienced in writing lexicographic or encyclopedic entries, or, experienced
in Americanizing text written in British English. Experience in both of these
areas would be a bonus.
3) Aware of American cultural and linguistic biases, such as might come about
from prolonged experience of another culture or different English speech
4) Willing to work on-screen, and able to exchange encoded files via e-mail
(using Uuencode and decode programs).
5) Able to work to deadlines and turn out high-quality work.
Successful candidates will be offered regular work at competitive rates for the
next couple of years at least and involvement in an exciting and challenging
The calibre of responses to this notice the first time it appeared was very high
indeed and has allowed the publisher to be quite selective. It is appearing here
again in the hope of reaching any possible candidates who were still away for
the summer the first time it appeared.
If you are interested please respond with a brief resume detailing your
experience via e-mail to
100422.2566 [AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]compuserve.com
If possible please indicate the number of hours per week you might be available
With best wishes,
438 Bankard Road
Westminster MD 21158
phone 410 346 7889