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Really hard little escaping game

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Always good to have some theory!!  goodjob

Just got a personal record... 20.327
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Grabcopy - bit random i know - but how did you get into copyediting/writing?


I was a journalist down The Smoke. Then I was a copywriter for Marconi cos I wanted to be more creative. Then I thought I was going to be made redundant, so I became an editor for an appalling company in Cheshire who actually did make me redundant, six weeks after my little boy was born. So then I went freelance as a copywriter and it's just fab. I've had my garage converted into an office. I potter downstairs, think about starting some work around 9.30-9.45, do an hour, watch some tennis, do another hour, play with the cats, have a sandwich, do a few hours in the afternoon, pick the kids up from school and take them to their tennis lessons (oh yes!). There's no office politics, no commuting, no appraisals, no funny looks for coming in at 9.05am, no having to socialise with people you despise... and I earn about 2.5x what I did in my last job.

Care to find fault with that?  goodjob
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Grabcopy - bit random i know - but how did you get into copyediting/writing?


I was a journalist down The Smoke. Then I was a copywriter for Marconi cos I wanted to be more creative. Then I thought I was going to be made redundant, so I became an editor for an appalling company in Cheshire who actually did make me redundant, six weeks after my little boy was born. So then I went freelance as a copywriter and it's just fab. I've had my garage converted into an office. I potter downstairs, think about starting some work around 9.30-9.45, do an hour, watch some tennis, do another hour, play with the cats, have a sandwich, do a few hours in the afternoon, pick the kids up from school and take them to their tennis lessons (oh yes!). There's no office politics, no commuting, no appraisals, no funny looks for coming in at 9.05am, no having to socialise with people you despise... and I earn about 2.5x what I did in my last job.

Care to find fault with that?  goodjob


 =D>  =D>  =D> Sounds like a dream outcome .... you go for it!
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Lol, no sounds wonderful Smile

Reckon I have any chance of getting into the journalism business with a history degree?
(Just checking out some options....not that I have the skills to be a journalist.....but it interests me Wink )
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Lol, no sounds wonderful Smile

Reckon I have any chance of getting into the journalism business with a history degree?
(Just checking out some options....not that I have the skills to be a journalist.....but it interests me Wink )


Well, yes, why not? You could always do the one-year postgraduate diploma - there's a good one at the Univeristy of Central Lancs and I think the other is in Cardiff. It's a good career cos it really open up options. Imagine you get made redundant at 40, like I did. It's tricky, cos you're not just going to walk into another job - but if you have a skill that you can do on a freelance basis, Robert's your dad's brother.
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Lol - yes I know about the one in Cardiff (it being my home town and all!) My friends brother did it and now hes got a great job with ITV in the south-west. Helps that hes *ahem* quite fit....

Thank you for the info!! x
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Lol - yes I know about the one in Cardiff (it being my home town and all!) My friends brother did it and now hes got a great job with ITV in the south-west. Helps that hes *ahem* quite fit....

Thank you for the info!! x


Go for it - there are some many opportunities, so much trade press, so much online journalism. People have never had so much to say.

And now I'm going to limber up with some Belgian beer. Then I'm going to peer at a blurred ball through Eurosport's foggy contact lenses while a commentator who's had a personality-ectomy hoovers up in the commentary box.

I just love Eurosport.
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Lol! Wunderbar.....I can't imagine the beer will help with the fuzziness! Although it might numb the commentary a bit....
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Er, before I go, however, I just have one thing to add...

55.265 seconds. If someone can tell me how to do a screen grab, I'll prove it!
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shocking Holy.... WOW!! i give up.. can't even get over 30!
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 Think an old thread

New personal best...24.576sec woohoo

EDIT: 24.696sec
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First time with a real mouse. 37.834 seconds.

Previous best with the pad was only 21 or something.
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