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Susan Wise Bauer

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  1. FWIW, when these threads get locked or removed, it's generally not because of the topic itself--it's because of uncivil remarks or ad hominem attacks from the folks who respond. Keep it civil (you're doing a decent job here) and offer information and suggestions rather than accusations. Thanks. SWB
  2. Thank you, Terri! Those kind words are much appreciated. Best to you and your lovely daughter!
  3. Complaining about board policy and moderation ON the boards is one of those things that has long been against our user policies. So please don't. Thanks. SWB
  4. Cross-posted to the General board...please visit and have a look!
  5. Hello, boardies old and new, We've posted our newest job opening in publishing circles but I wanted to share it with you as well. Please pass it on to anyone who might be interested in joining our small but scrappy band? Thank you!! SWB Busy and prosperous small publisher of education titles for K-12 is looking for a detail-oriented, tech-savvy Publishing Manager to oversee print runs, production schedules, and general smooth office functioning. Duties include: Tracking book inventory and scheduling reprints as needed (includes corresponding with printers, getting quotes, submitting corrections, signing off on paper weight/dimensions/other details, etc.). Managing book metadata (purchasing and assigning ISBN barcodes, filling out copyright applications, entering and updating information into our book production management system, etc.) Supervising office operations (security system, phone and Internet systems, office equipment, etc.) Overseeing warehouse stock and coordinating transfers between warehouses Placing orders with vendors Answering customer queries via our Customer Service platform (approximately 5-8 hours per week; includes, but not limited to, coordinating and tracking school licensing purchases) Organizing and maintaining office files (invoices, quotes, other paperwork), office copies of titles, and office systems (electronic files) The ability to learn and manage computerized data systems is absolutely necessary. Knowledge of publishing business is a plus but not necessary. Working knowledge of Quickbooks another advantage but not required. Must be self-motivated and not require constant supervision. Publishing Manager will work closely with the Sales Director and Director of Operations to assure smooth functioning of the business. This is a full-time position with benefits (health, dental, life, disability); raises depend on length of employment and performance; details upon application. Send resume and cover letter to business@welltrainedmind.com
  6. I love the thoughts expressed here. Thank you so much, wonderful parents, for these kind and self-reflective words. I'm so grateful. SWB
  7. HAH! So, back in the day when the boards were a super simple script that even *I* could program, they were a set of threaded topics that eventually would get to around 2,000 posts...at which point they were SO slow to load that I would go on, close the script, archive it, and start a new script. Posters knew this would come and they would wait around to be the first to post on the new board once it was "flipped." Yeah, we're not that old but we're about seven generations on in technology...
  8. Ah, I've missed you guys. Please take a breath, stay on topic, don't attack each other, share personal experiences.
  9. Aww, you guys, I'm so enjoying reading this thread. Thank you. These boards were as much of a help to me as we were to you. Now that my kids are 29, 27, 24, and 20, I'm happily retired from boots-on-the-ground home schooling (hey, we get to be FINISHED at some point, people), so I have a whole different perspective now. Nothing stays the same, as the sages point out. And change always brings some decay. But there's also ALWAYS good in the newest phase as well...whether it's the newest phase of the boards, or the newest phase of your life as a family. swb
  10. I did say "quote edited"! Anyway, it looks like we've got it figured out.
  11. So now you should be able to see that I edited two of the posts on this page...there should be a notation at the bottom. Yes? (I'm hoping it's not merely visible to admins.)
  12. I'm with you on the short-on-sleep! We had new lambs late last night and I woke up at 5 to go check on them and couldn't get back to sleep afterwards....trying to get myself motivated now to get dressed and get on with it. Go for a run Feed livestock Sort mail and pay bills at the Press office Run a farm tour at 11 AM Try to get unstuck on the current writing project
  13. Hey, all, I've been completely buried in family responsibilities since the beginning of the pandemic and haven't been keeping an eye on the boards. Sorry, I'm going to try to address some concerns that have come up--and yes, if a post is edited by a moderator, that should ABSOLUTELY be signposted, and an explanation should be given. I have a feeling that an option got checked/unchecked in the last automatic software update so that the standard notification is no longer appearing, but I am following up with the software gurus to find out. It was a lot simpler back in the days with the threaded chat boards that I would turn over by hand every few days...
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