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Kelly J. Cooper

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Long Damn Days [Sep. 24th, 2007|03:16 pm]
Kelly J. Cooper
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I've had a few long damn days - containing both good and bad - but definitely exhausting overall.

However, I just got to meet one of the authors whose dissertation I edited (he stopped into MYP, where I'm covering a coworker's shift, to give me a couple of printed copies he had made for me through his college) and it was awesome! He's knowledgeable, intelligent, and his dissertation is one of the most excellent things I've ever edited (he wrote about community-based approaches to urban poverty as managed by the UN, the World Bank, and various NGOs and how they seem to forget history as soon as it's over; he compared their various reports over the past 80+ years to his own work in Cambodia in the late 1990's, early 2000's; amazing first person perspective work with an eye on historical successes and failures).

Plus he bought two graphic novels! And he didn't make me feel like a failure for working in a comics shop.

I hope he gets it published. I'll make everyone I know buy a copy.

It's actually pretty rare that I meet my authors these days. We mostly do everything online or through the USPS. And his is my favorite editing job so far, so bonus cool points there.

Thank you, powers that be, for improving my day.
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From: i_leonardo
2007-09-24 09:32 pm (UTC)
how cool is that ?!? congrats ! and may the fleas of a thousand camels infest the armpits of anyone who suggests that you're less worthy for working in a comics shop.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-09-24 10:01 pm (UTC)
I hope that really happens. Cuz, while he didn't say it out loud, when Simpson G. was in the other day he sure made me FEEL like it.
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From: i_leonardo
2007-09-25 12:22 am (UTC)
that is *so* *weak* ! but remember: our God is a *mighty* god, whose retribution is Swift and Awful and have faith....
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[User Picture]From: candle_light
2007-09-25 01:37 am (UTC)
Honestly, I think he just makes people feel that regardless of what they are doing with their lives. He seems to exude superiority. Bleah.

I think you're neat, no matter what you're doing :-) Working for a comics shop seems like a perfectly fine place to work.

I shall email you forthwith about Halloween craftiness.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-09-26 10:40 am (UTC)
I think you're neat, no matter what you're doing :-)

Awww! Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: drwex
2007-09-25 03:39 pm (UTC)
Very cool indeed!
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[User Picture]From: kimberlogic
2007-09-27 01:11 am (UTC)
I'm sorry your days have been long and rough, babe. I hope they are improving now. The paper - and the guy - sound way cool. And remember, you are NOT a failure because you take some shifts at MYP. You do a lot of things and what defines you is your heart, soul and mind. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: kimberlogic
2007-09-27 01:11 am (UTC)
plus, i happen to think working in a comics shop is cool ;> and it simply enhances your already gi-normous Coolness factor
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