Will trade labour for money

Why don’t you ever see a homeless person in a movie or on TV holding a sign that says that? Why do their signs always say something like “will strip for food”? I suppose it’s because those fictional characters neither realise that there are many people who want things other than stripping done for them, nor understand the versatile, abstract power of money. I however, understand these things well.

Currently, my credit card balance is way higher than I would like. While I could keep accumulating debt in the hope that my soon being titled “Dr. Ben Hourigan” will bring a whole load of money my way, I am seriously contemplating finding a job right now, hopefully some kind of proofreading or editing work. Also, if I really want to be working in Japan in the next 6 months (which I do), I’d better apply soon.

In the service of this end, I have posted “a new version of my resumé”:/documents/2005/bh2005-resume2.0.pdf, redesigned in response to Annette’s insistence that the old one was ugly. Anyone who’s familiar with Apple’s new “Pages”:http://www.apple.com/iwork/pages/ application will immediately see that I used it to do the layout. In fact, I didn’t do much except type one of the templates, it was that good. Overall, I’m really impressed with the new app, which has a lot of DTP(DeskTop Publishing) functions as well as word-processing ones. It’s just a shame there aren’t any templates for book-length documents, like theses…

Author: Ben Hourigan

Ben Hourigan is a novelist from Melbourne, Australia. His books Kiss Me, Genius Boy and My Generation’s Lament are Amazon category bestsellers, and are available wherever good books are sold online. Ben also works as an editor, copywriter, and self-publishing consultant at his own firm, Hourigan & Co. For news and book release updates, sign up to his email newsletter.