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greetings from a delicate cast iron SM flower
« on: Feb 27, 2017, 11:02 am »
i've worked two large professional shows, and mostly college productions before that.  i have about three years of real experience, and since i am mostly self-taught, boy oh boy has it been rough.  i've hung on to what i want out of my career, but sometimes how educated and grounded professionals treat me really stings.  i've joined on here hoping to broaden and deepen my awareness of what the industry is; i'd really like to be ready for the tech area auditions next year.
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Re: greetings from a delicate cast iron SM flower
« Reply #1 on: Feb 27, 2017, 06:21 pm »
Hello and welcome. I would suggest you go back and correct the grammar on your first posts before you proceed. You can edit a post using the Modify button in its top right corner.

This is a site more stringent than even LinkedIn when it comes to presenting yourself politely.

By writing without proper grammar you are saying that your ease of writing is more important than your readers' ease of reading. Posts on here should be written with the same amount of care as school assignments or job cover letters.

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Re: greetings from a delicate cast iron SM flower
« Reply #2 on: Feb 28, 2017, 10:49 am »
I would suggest you go back and correct the grammar on your first posts before you proceed.



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Re: greetings from a delicate cast iron SM flower
« Reply #3 on: Feb 28, 2017, 11:29 am »
I would suggest you go back and correct the grammar on your first posts before you proceed.



 ::) the shade...lol

What's that old saying?  I'm paraphrasing, but: better to keep your mouth and let people think you're an idiot than to open your mouth and prove it.

Terrible grammar in a professional environment is just a bad look!
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Re: greetings from a delicate cast iron SM flower
« Reply #4 on: Apr 01, 2017, 11:42 pm »
i've hung on to what i want out of my career, but sometimes how educated and grounded professionals treat me really stings.

I'm not really sure what this means. I didn't see your original post, but this appears to be your edited version. I've noticed your sentences (still) do not use capital letters. If you are implying that "educated and grounded professionals" don't treat you well, perhaps it's because they don't feel like you're responding to them professionally.

That said, you mentioned that you're here to learn, so I hope you take in everything you see, read our spirited discussions, and know that ultimately we are all trying to make us all the best stage managers we can be. Being self-taught can be extremely rough - I didn't have that much direct guidance in college, but I interned and assisted many stage managers, read what books I could find, and also found this website to be one of the best SM resources out there. Perhaps you can find a stage manager to shadow, whether on a tour or at a local theatre, to get some one-on-one observation experience.

Good luck,
Erin

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