Back in my newspaper days, Labor Day was one of a handful of company holidays. Sometimes we dreaded holidays, especially the Monday holidays, because that meant a “short week”—we had to produce the same number of pages in fewer days, which meant the price of a day off on Monday was overtime on Tuesday and Wednesday. Not to mention the Friday before.
Now, as a freelance editor, I could give myself the holiday off if I wanted to, but I probably won’t, because I love my work and I’m in the midst of editing a great novel by one of my brilliant clients. Continue reading