16 April 2006

Rough Week Ahead

My Easter salmon was ruined today when I was hit by a nasty case of stage fright. I’m teaching a writing class for electrical engineers on Tuesday, and I'm a little stressed. I’m not a trainer; I'm a a copywriter and project manager. But because our department includes both creative services and training, I was drafted a couple of years ago to develop and teach one class a year on writing and grammar. This year, though, I’ll be developing and delivering three different levels of business writing courses — this week's class, one in May and another in June (which I'll delivery three times that month). I do a good job — I’m comfortable in front of a group, and I love talking about grammar and writing — but training is a little out of my element. Plus, I’m too damn busy at work anyway … but nobody listened. If history repeats itself, I’ll be up all night long Monday, pacing floors and gnawing nails until I leave for the office at 5:25 a.m. (my Starbucks opens at 5:30).

Pray for me Tuesday morning.

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At 4/17/2006 02:22:00 AM, Anonymous paul said...

Don't sweat it. It doesn't sound like it's too far afield from what you're used to and I'm sure you kick ass at what you're used too.

At 4/17/2006 08:28:00 PM, Anonymous Dayle said...

Make sure to tell them how much Peter Buck rocks!

At 4/17/2006 08:53:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

That's in the intro, Dayle!

At 4/18/2006 09:43:00 AM, Blogger kaushik said...

phew! thats sonme schedule there!!

why do you have to teach grammar to engineers? they must know english pretty well if they have graduated!!!


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