As a college student/intern/tutor/
Thank you to the editor of the Town Journal in Ridgewood, NJ. At 14, I sent you my book report on the Odyssey as well as suggested that I become the paper’s next book reviewer. You didn’t laugh, but invited me into your office for a meeting, where you offered me theposition. I was elated. You worked with me through awful draft after awful draft peppered with nonsensical words from the thesaurus because I thought they sounded fancy (and New York Times-esque). You sent me long e-mails full of suggestions about how to improve my writing, and I took each one to heart. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to work with me and allowing me to pursue what I thought was merely a dream.