Thank You (& Now I Need Help)!

Overwhelmed by the many kind and encouraging responses to my new position, “I can no other answer make but thanks/And thanks, and ever thanks.” (And thanks, too, for an excellent excuse for a wee bit of Shakespeare.)

And now I ask your help…so that I needn’t to do my former and current jobs simultaneously. We need a great managing editor, and quickly (otherwise, I’ll need a prescription for anxiety meds).

The job is Cincinnati-based, and, as was the case with me eight years ago, while an interest in woodworking is preferred, you needn’t be accomplished in the craft (and we’d love to teach you if you want to learn). Most important is that the managing editor is an organized and hard-working person with excellent editing skills, slavish devotion to deadlines and the ability to multi-task. You can read the complete job description on our company web site.

Please pass this along to anyone you think might be interested.

And again, thank you – it’s a lovely Christmas gift indeed to know that so many folks are happy for me.

— Megan Fitzpatrick

p.s. The picture? That’s my mom’s Christmas gift, photographed in a way that she can’t tell what it is (just one more finish application to go – plenty of time!). For white oak, I recommend Bob Lang’s current favorite easy and authentic-looking Arts & Crafts finish:
1) Wipe on a coat of dark walnut stain, let sit for 15 minutes, then wipe off the excess and let it dry overnight.
2) Wipe on a coat of Watco Danish Oil in walnut, let it soak in, then wipe off the excess and let it dry overnight.
3) Apply a coat or two of amber shellac; if you use the pre-mixed stuff, you might want to thin it with denatured alcohol for easier application (if you mix your own, well, you probably know how much alcohol to use).
4) Clean up the shop, and wrap the gift, two full days before our annual gift exchange. (Better than last year, when I installed hardware on Christmas morning.)

11 thoughts on “Thank You (& Now I Need Help)!

  1. esincox

    “p.s. The picture? That’s my mom’s Christmas gift, photographed in a way that she can’t tell what it is…”

    Can we guess now? I’m going with “picture frame”, because when I mouse over the picture, the pop-up says, “frame”. :)

  2. robertwf

    I have a Masters in Strategic Planning for Critical Infrastructures (a subduvision of Urban Planningand design) I am familiar with Office 2010 and Adobe. InDesign or QuarkXPress not familiar at all. If you need Geographical Infromation system (GIS) person to map your readership I am your man. I love Wood working, and I just retired
    I am sure there are plenty of younger men with better qualifications in Cincinnati. I will help you with your doctoral research if you would like

  3. Bill Lattanzio

    Let’s see..I am a pretty good woodworker, very good with microsoft office, I can multi-task, I am detail oriented, and deadlines are my specialty. I don’t have a degree in Journalism or English Lit(where I grew up these weren’t options) I have an a specialty degree in Electrical Systems Installation and Maintenance. I have a assoc degree in Jazz performance (bass/piano). So in the least I can replace your circuit breakers in the shop and entertain you with “Freddie Freeloader” while we woodwork…
    Seriously…Good Luck and Well Done!!!

  4. KC Kevin

    Megan,
    Congrats for the promotion. The job of managing editor sounds cool and I wish I could apply. But I don’t think you can wait for me to get out of journalism school. I know you will do a tremendous job as Editor. Merry Christmas.

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