If at first you don't succeed...

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Zuri al'Tala, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Zuri al'Tala

    Zuri al'Tala

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    I joined about 8 years ago after I met Serinia Sedai at DragonCon, but I never got a chance to really get involved. (I was in college and things were a bit hectic.) Now I'm out of school and... things are still a bit hectic. ;)

    Despite that, I'm back to try again. I work from home as a part-time editor and proofreader, part-time Marketing Director for a promotional products company, and full-time mom of an 8-month-old munchkin.

    As far as Wheel of Time is concerned... I started reading the books in 2005, and I was immediately hooked. I read all the books that were out in about a month that summer, then picked up Knife of Dreams as soon as it was released. I didn't find the fandom until the DragonCon where I met Seri Sedai, but she invited me to JordanCon that April and I've been going ever since. I'm now a member of the JordanCon staff, and I love my WoT family. It's taken me too long to come back to TarValon.net, and I'm excited to finally be here!

    I look forward to getting to know you all, and to hang out more with those of you who know me (as Meagan) from JordanCon!
     
  2. Mieriana Souvra

    Mieriana Souvra Keeper of the Chronicles Keeper of the Chronicles Aes Sedai

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    Welcome!!! Glad to have you here!! :whee
     
  3. Zuri al'Tala

    Zuri al'Tala

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    Me too! I'm glad you helped talk me into it! :)
     
  4. Alenya Al'Roran

    Alenya Al'Roran Aes Sedai of the Purple Ajah Aes Sedai Director of Membership

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    Welcome! I'm so jealous that you're an editor. I did it in college, but I've never really been able to find a way to do it from home. So glad to have you here!
     
  5. Zuri al'Tala

    Zuri al'Tala

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    I just got lucky! I met an editor at DragonCon about 5 or 6 years ago in the vendor hall, got to talking to him, then he offered to take my resume back with him to his publisher. I started as a volunteer proofer and worked my way up to a paid gig. I didn't start taking freelance clients until I met an editor at JordanCon a year or two later who told me how she went about it. It's all just networking and patience. (And probably a little luck.) If you ever have any questions, I'll do my best to help if I can!
     
  6. Onis O'Leia

    Onis O'Leia Aes Sedai

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    Welcome back to Tar Valon!
     
  7. Trystyne Telyan

    Trystyne Telyan Recruit

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    Welcome back!!!
     
  8. Keelinnea Isyne

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    Greetings and welcome back! :)
     
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    Arella Mathara Aes Sedai

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    Welcome back :welcome
     
  10. Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn

    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai

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    Welcome back!
     
  11. Nandi el'Shahir

    Nandi el'Shahir Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    Welcome!
     
  12. Ahmyra al'Ruley

    Ahmyra al'Ruley Tower Gatekeeper Aes Sedai

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    Welcome!
     
  13. Leala ni al'Dareis t'al'Caleum

    Leala ni al'Dareis t'al'Caleum Soul of the Purple Ajah Aes Sedai Assistant TVT Editor

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    Welcome back! We think Seri is pretty cool, too! She's our Amyrlin-Elect now! :D
     
  14. Raeviendha al'Toma

    Raeviendha al'Toma Aes Sedai

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    :welcome Welcome back! Glad to have you here :)
     
  15. Zuri al'Tala

    Zuri al'Tala

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    Thank you so much, everyone! I'm excited to be back. :)

    And she's definitely awesome, Leala! I work on her team for JordanCon now, and we all have such a great time.
     
  16. Cahalan Sothron

    Cahalan Sothron Aes Sedai of the Purple Ajah Aes Sedai

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    Hi and welcome, Zuri! Dunno if I've met you at JCon before or not, but I'll be especially sure to say hi this year! :)
     
  17. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai

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    Welcome back to TarValon.net! :D
     
  18. Verix a'Dyr

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    Welcome to our delightful band of miscreants and marvels.
     
  19. Nymala Ingasy

    Nymala Ingasy Head of the Purple Ajah Aes Sedai Head of the Blue Ajah Moderator

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    Welcome! Good things are worth the wait! :D
     
  20. Zuri al'Tala

    Zuri al'Tala

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    Sounds good! I can't wait! #IsItAprilYet?