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Forget About the Price Tag

October 16th, 2012 at 07:12 am

I got my paycheck for my second job yesterday, which is $330 I get to put towards my fun trip this summer. I'm treating myself to the BlogHer Conference in Chicago in July, which I'm very excited about. Plus, my sister and her wife live in Chicago, which means I'll get to see them and my nephew, who is expected to arrive sometime in February.

I got my paycheck, though, and started giggling, wondering how I would explain exactly what it is I do on the side - as it would probably appall some of my readers.

No, I'm not a phone sex operator. But my second job probably will raise some eyebrows. My father is certainly horrified.

I proofread gay erotica for an online publishing company.

It is sometimes hilarious, sometimes frustrating, but always fun. I'm getting paid to read, basically, and seeing as I read anything that isn't nailed down anyway, it's an awesome side job for me. I don't make much, as I proof anywhere from 3 to 6 short stories to novel length stories a month, but the extra is very nice, is all mine, and as a bonus, I get to tell people what I do and laugh at their expressions.

There is really no down side to it!

6 Responses to “Forget About the Price Tag”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    LOL! Hey, sounds more interesting than what I proofread on a daily basis. I'd proofread anything too, but it is funny what comes our way. My very first news article I wrote was about a longstanding adult bookstore that was closing its doors. Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:


  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    That sounds like a great gig. I'd do it in a heartbeat!

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    I'd do it too. Smile

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    Wait, so how the heck did you get that gig? That is what I want to know! Big Grin

  6. alianora Says:

    It is an awesome gig, I have to say. Sometimes the writing is HORRIBLE, and I've lost count of how many times I've had to look up some terminology on the internet if I happen to be proofing something with BDSM (or the times I've had to explain to a writer that lube is a GOOD thing and to USE IT), but it's really fun. I've been proofing for the same company for...wow, three years, I think, and I got it through a friend who wrote for the company. Smile

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