A Letter to a Prospective Lexicographer

This blog post is a week old, but it’s not time sensitive.

While the particulars may be a bit different, this sounds like every single place I have ever worked. As to the degree requirement, with most jobs I’ve discovered that what a person majored in is completely irrelevant. If your studies prepped you with particular knowledge, that will be obsolete or forgotten in a few years anyway. What’s more important is the ability to think critically, to write well, and the ability to learn quickly as you do the job.

Tip o’ the hat to Erin McKean.

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