It’s official. I’m an Editor!

Squee! I got the job! I got the job! I’m going to be an Editor for the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the State of Georgia!

I’m gonna get paid to be a Grammar Nazi, with full health benefits and everything! And I’ll actually be doing something that I consider worthwhile, making legalese more accessible to lay people. Plus, I’ll be working with glenn5, who’s the wonderful-fabulous-awesome person who recommended me for the position in the first place!

Happy dancing in the streets!! I’ll be working in the beautiful Georgia State Capitol building. When I went in on Wednesday for the test/interview, I was ga-ga to wander around the place to soak in the ambiance. Rose marble! Sweeping staircases! Ancient, dark-wood furniture! Writerly inspiration galore!

I’m going to celebrate by buying a new pair of shoes.

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132 Responses to It’s official. I’m an Editor!

  1. alladinsane says:



    The World needs more grammar police, especially the lawyers…

  2. Nice going, Eugie !!

  3. Fantastic, congrats!

  4. terracinque says:

    Don’t you mean “legalese”?

    I’ll be working with ,

    Beth told me that when she recommended your hiring to Sewell, our big boss, she told him “the only thing that gives me pause about her is that she’s apparently really excited about working with Glenn.”

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Don’t you mean “legalese”?

      Yes. Yes I do.

      Beth told me that when she recommended your hiring to Sewell, our big boss, she told him “the only thing that gives me pause about her is that she’s apparently really excited about working with Glenn.”

      Hee! But who else will catch me out on my tyops?

  5. m0nkeygrl says:

    Woo! Congratulations on the job!

  6. coronalrain says:

    Congratulations!!!! That is wonderful!

  7. jimhines says:


  8. kenakari says:


  9. jaylake says:

    Well, good on yez!

  10. nmsunbear says:

    Wow! That’s awesome! It sounds like a great job in a great place — and I’m sure those health benefits will be a load off your mind.


  11. lizziebelle says:

    Woo hoo! Congratulations!

  12. gannet says:

    Yay! Congratulations!

  13. mroctober says:

    Wonderful 🙂 Congrats!

  14. carriejones says:

    Rose marble? Health benefits? The ability to annihilate bad grammar with a single DELETE stroke?

    That’s fantastic.

    You will be amazing.

  15. ogre_san says:

    Congratulations, Eugie! Clean up that legalese.

  16. This is awesome! Huge congrats!

  17. mabfan says:


  18. sruna says:

    How WONDERFUL!!! I’m so thrilled for you!! What a load off your mind that must be, eh? 🙂


  19. pyanfar says:

    w000t!! that’s AWESOME! congrats!!

    haha, being hobbyist grammar nazi myself, i’ve often wondered how professional grammar nazis get their jobs…

  20. pabba says:

    With all your editing hats, it’s a wonder you don’t topple over more often.

    Congrats, Eugie! 🙂

  21. marksiegal says:

    Congrats on the new job!

  22. lanyn says:

    Awesome! That sounds wonderful, and what a building!! Congratulations to you!

  23. Yay! That’s awesome!

  24. aliettedb says:

    Squee squee squee!
    That’s awesome. I am so happy for you.

  25. mkhobson says:

    Wow! Now you’re like “The Man.” Except you’re a woman. So … go you!

    Oh, and congratulations. 😉


  26. Yay! Now hurry up and make more money so you can hire me as a personal chef. And no, I will NOT live in the downstairs closet or hottub room, thankyouverymuch.

  27. elmwood says:

    Excellent news! Can you be the punctuation police as well as the grammar Nazi?

  28. That is *wonderful* news, Eugie!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! 😀

  29. neo_prodigy says:


  30. palmerwriter says:



    That’s wonderful news. You’ve fulfilled all our writerly ambitions of having a day job that acually has something to do with writing. And with State benefits to boot. By the way, any chance they use freelancers?

  31. fahkingnut says:


    Wonderful job for a wonderful woman!!!

    Love & Hugs,

  32. Yippee, hooray! Congrats, seriously. Steady gigs are awesome. Steady gigs that let you use your writerly skills are even more awesome.

  33. dean13 says:

    Excellent! Congratulations!

    Getting full health benefits is a very good thing, even with a substantial cut in pay from your previous job with State Farm.

    My own job hunting has not yielded any results. I haven’t heard back from my phone interview with DivX. I am reworking my resume and sending it to a Microsoft recruiter who contacted me. (Nothing to get exited about, they cast a very wide net.) I am also repacking my resume for a San Diego position at Sony.

    Your news makes it easier to keep going on my own search.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Yay! Congratulations!!! So happy for you!!!

  35. madwriter says:

    Congratulations, O newest Official Grammar Nazi of the ranks!

  36. lisamantchev says:

    BOO YAW! *confetti*

  37. j_hotlanta says:

    Oh, and the 2-headed goat. Can’t forget about the 2-headed goat.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Erm, is that something I need to buy, or a feature of the Capitol I somehow managed to overlook?

      • j_hotlanta says:

        On the second floor of the Capital is a small Georgia history/archive/artifact room. Appearently, it’s part serious history and partially a bit of a side-show. The exhibit that always is the favorite of the visiting schoolkids is a 2-headed goat (may be a sheep or cow….can’t quite remember but it’s some kind of bifurcated barnyard dweller).

        • Eugie Foster says:

          Wow. I’m going to be working in a building with a mini-freak show in it. That is so cool! And, of course, perverted curiosity is going to impel me to seek this two-headed critter out. A two-headed goat. Huh.

          • j_hotlanta says:

            I don’t think that anyone would describe the Georgia legislature as a “mini” freakshow.

            At least that circus only runs 40 days a year (unless they have to come back to ban gay marriage or something).

  38. nojojojo says:

    WOO HOO!!! Congrats!

  39. gardenwaltz says:

    oh most definitely get a new pair of shoes! congrats!

  40. melissajm says:


  41. wolflady26 says:

    That’s awesome! Congratulations!

  42. yukinooruoni says:

    ok, I admit, I waited to post this because i’m cheesy and wanted to be 100 .. 😛

    *hug* congrats Eugie!! 🙂

    We’re going to have to to lunch downtown!!

  43. FANTASTIC!!!

    I’m so happy for you. Full health benefits so rock!

  44. scyllacat says:

    But… but… what KIND of shoes? Post a picture? They should be spectacular. You go, girl.

    (And yay! I’m impressed and encouraged!)

  45. basletum says:

    Giddy Dance Time!!!!

    Congratulations, Eugie!


  46. astralfire says:

    ::cheer:: I am so happy for you 🙂

  47. azhure says:

    Yay!! Congrats!!

  48. keesa_renee says:

    Oh, Eugie, that’s awesome!! :huggles: I’m so happy for you–and what a relief about the health coverage!! Squee, squee!!

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Thanks, Keesa! *huggles back* I’m very, very relived to have the security of group health insurance again, and I’m overjoyed to actually have a job I’ll enjoy doing. Woohoo!

  49. winters_edge says:

    Oh, Eugie, that is the BEST!!! ALL your waiting was worth it in the end, and I am so pleased for you!!! Congratulations!

  50. Wooo hoooo! Congratulations!

  51. dream_wind says:

    That is absolutely awesome news! Whatta job!

  52. wbledbetter says:

    Woo hoo! Congrats!

  53. Hey, a big congrats #132. If you respond to this, I say you are even more miraculous than I already knew you were. New shoes? How about a whole new, editorly ensemble? If I can ever be any help with the legalese end, let me know.

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