I'm an editor in online advertising for a company that works with small businesses. What that means is that I edit websites all day long!
We also do social media, so we have a team of people who will run facebook, twitter, Google+ and Linked in for businesses. So I also get to edit facebook posts, which can sometimes feel kind of silly since they're so short. :)
My job can be boring. Like reading 15 pages about plumbing.
And it sometimes gives me the heebie jeebies. We've had several pest control businesses, so after 25 minutes of reading about ants and spiders and termites, I just want to take a long shower.
It can also be pretty dang funny. Some of our more interesting clients have included a strip club, a lingerie shop, and a company that makes dolls that look like real babies (you can send in a picture and they'll recreate the baby!).
At work, I'm a rule follower. I know when to say four and when to say 4 and I know that we don't capitalize all the letters in a title in one kind of writing but we do in others. I know the difference between compliment and complement, affect and effect.
I spend a surprising amount of time alphabetizing things.
My job affects my life outside of work.
Everything I do on a computer, I try to hit Ctrl S after to save it. Like, things on the internet or changing what folder a picture is in... Ctrl S. I'm constantly trying to save everything. Because I have to so so much throughout the day.
I can type really fast. :)
My mom and friends text me grammar and spelling and word questions.
I see the mistakes in your blog. Yup. I know which their they're or there you should be using and I know that punctuation goes inside the quotation marks. I can also spot it if you have two spaces in between words instead of one. Quite a talent. Try not to be too jealous :)
But I'm not constantly internally correcting you. I think that's the biggest misconception about people who know their stuff grammar-wise. I say stuff that isn't completely by the books all the time -- in my blog and in my speech. Sometimes things just sound better wrong, and sometimes I'm just wrong. I don't judge because I know I'm not perfect either.
(I do however judge my writers when they do really stupid things. Like spell a business name wrong. I mean, come on. They're getting paid for this!)
What do you guys do? Anyone have a crazy cool job? Or are you all stuck at desks like me? :)