Got A New Client

I have landed a new computer book publisher client. They’re big. I have accepted my first job. It looks boring as HELL, but I successfully negotiated a higher per-page rate than what they offered me. I expect it to be a struggle. Doing the job might kill me, but at least I’ll earn a chunk of money. I am happy to have one more client egg in my basket. The couple that were in there were looking mighty lonely and small.

7 Responses to “Got A New Client”

  • lunagirl35
    March 9, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Yeah for new clients!


  • tshuma
    March 9, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Congratulations! It probably will be boring as hell and grindy, but it must be nice to have a little bit of added security in these uncertain times.

    I don’t know if you realize how much I admire you for fighting for your rate and working so hard to keep this lifestyle choice viable.


  • foseelovechild
    March 9, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    congratulations! how did they find out about you?


  • sarabellae
    March 9, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks, honey. Yes, added security is a nice thing. And if I have to do “boring and grindy,” well, I’ll buckle down and do it.

    Wow. I have a “lifestyle”? That sounds so sexy!


  • sarabellae
    March 9, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Internet research led to leads, whom I spammed with my résumé and refs. One person passed me onto a division within the company who is in charge of only computer books. We started exchanging emails last June. Then I had to fill out a bunch of vendor application forms, but at least I didn’t have to take a bleeping exam! Then I waited for 6 months for an offer, touching bases with the guy periodically. In December they offered me a project a week before Christmas, due by New Year’s. I turned it down due to other commitments. Then, I waited another 2 months for another offer. Ta da!

    The same strategy on dozens of other possible leads led exactly nowhere.


  • misterjustin
    March 9, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Who kicks ass?


    What an awesome display of patience, professionalism and perseverance!


  • foseelovechild
    March 9, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    and punch and pie


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