Well, it's been spring for a while, but Cleveland is just recently entering into the warm-weather season with sunshine, pleasant winds, and temperatures in the sixties and seventies. It means we've been taking lunches outside, going for afternoon walks around the building on breaks, and of course, that we've been receiving a greater number of wedding invitations.
As a proofreader, I get to look closely at orders in the proofing stage, checking everything from the accuracy of what we've done with the information provided to us on the order form to the availability of papers (R.I.P. those shades that have been discontinued) and the feasibility of some of the most customized instructions we've been happy to provide for you. I love my job. And, maybe one of the most fun and validating parts of proofreading orders is verifying the URLs on information cards.
It's fun for us to look at wedding websites, partly because our wedding customers seem to be some of the cutest, most in-love folks ever to order custom stationery, and partly because it's very neat to see the faces behind the names of the wonderful people who take the time to get creative with our product and make it their own. When the primary part of your job is studying text and design close-up, every day, it's a breath of fresh air to widen our view and remember that it's more than just paper and ink. It's a really cool, important milestone in people's lives. Happy spring, everyone!
-- Alicia @ L.V.