What do you do?

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“What do you do?” should not be a hard question, but I always find it difficult to describe what I do for work. I write business book abstracts. I know… it’s a bit off the beaten path. I’ve been doing it for four years and at this point, I’ve read enough books to qualify for several MBAs! I love that I can work from home and I’m always learning. I read books on a variety of subjects such as marketing, sales, self-improvement, leadership, innovation, and lately, social media marketing. Then, I write a five-page summary of the book, including ten “take-aways,” a review, quotes and an email line. After they are edited, getAbstract posts the summaries on its website, a resource people use to read summaries to stay current in their field or satisfy their curiousity. Some of my recent favorites are “Delivering Happiness” by Zappos founder Tony Hsieh, “Beauty Imagined” by Geoffrey Jones and “Luxury Online” by Uche Okonkwo. Check it out at http://www.getAbstract.com.

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  • writinghersense  On April 14, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Sounds like an ideal job to me, as long as they pay you enough! I suppose it’s pretty hard if the book is boring, however!

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