I never worked outside the home until after Zellery died. I started working in 1974. I had a friend who worked at West Publishing in the Twin Cities, which was how I was able to get a job doing night proofreading.¬† I worked there for about 10 years, and it was there that I met my second husband, Julius Zirul.
Because my mom had read the King James Bible to us a lot, and because of her British English language, I knew a lot of the terms that made for a good proofreader and editor.
At that time, proofreading involved a reader who read to the corrector who then corrected the manuscript while the reader read.
As time went on, eventually we moved to reading into a tape recorder and then using that to correct proofs from. I worked on law books, which was quite boring, but I liked it because I was busy all of the time. I remember that when I was reading, I would sometimes disagree with how a judge decided a case.published under: work