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margdean56 said:
I do like having a daughter-in-law. :)
I was able to get her into reading Georgette Heyer, too, which is a plus. This was actually before she and my son got formally engaged. Now they read her together--along with a good number of other authors from what I understand.
 

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A number of recent jobs proofreading contemporary romance inspired me to compose the following clerihew:

The Navy SEAL
Is the modern romance beau ideal.
He rescues the heroine from the villain,
And in the bedroom he's thrillin'.

(So what is a "clerihew", you ask? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clerihew)
 

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Many thanks to Ryan Mullaney, author of the Treasure Huntress series, for giving me a fresh testimonial to add to my LinkedIn profile! As well as the latest installment in his series to work on.  :)
 

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Just wanted to give Margaret a shout out for her excellent work on my upcoming mystery. She was on time, incredibly reasonable in her rates and attentive to every detail. I would gladly recommend her to a colleague without reservation. I'm looking forward to working with her on the next several books in the series!
 

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Many thanks for the testimonial, Liam! I enjoyed the mystery and will look forward to working on future installments of Mafalda Marchand's adventures.
 

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Apparently US English is the preferred spelling standard for international e-book publishers, even one nominally based in the UK. I wonder if that has more to do with the setting of the books (the ones I've worked on have usually been set in the US) or with the expected readership.
 

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I've voted! That is, I filled out my absentee ballot and dropped it off at the post office. It should actually be collected today (since yesterday was a Federal holiday).
 

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And indeed, my ballot was received by the county clerk's office. In New Mexico the Secretary of State's website allows you to track your ballot, which is appreciated in these times!
 

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*grumble grumble* I shell out the money for the latest version of Microsoft Office because they're no longer supporting my old one ... and now the new program is giving me trouble. The old one may be vulnerable but at least it still works.
 

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margdean56 said:
*grumble grumble* I shell out the money for the latest version of Microsoft Office because they're no longer supporting my old one ... and now the new program is giving me trouble. The old one may be vulnerable but at least it still works.
I do have to say, though, that when I went online to get help from customer service, they were able to fix my problem. The service rep's name may not really have been "Jeff Ellis", but not having English as his first language didn't prevent him knowing his business.
 

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I find that New Mexico's renewed stay-at-home order doesn't greatly affect me. The fact is that I've been staying home, pretty much, since March.
 

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The pandemic has made me a fan of Skype and Zoom, which enable me to keep in touch with family and friends.
 
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