Victims… Er… Language Clinic Testers Announced

Twenty-nine folks signed up to volunteer. I looked over their entries and did not disqualify anyone. So that meant that each person would have a 1-in-14.5 chance of being chosen. Pretty decent odds, really.

I then wrote down the numbers 1-29 on a sheet of paper, cut them into rectangles, folded them in half, and dumped the papers into a snack bowl. Each entrant’s number was his or her reply number in the request for testers post.

I chose two. I’ve emailed both testers. My testers need to agree to get their comments and suggestions back to me by Monday (I’ll email a .pdf to them first thing tomorrow morning). If either doesn’t get back to me today with an e-mail accepting the deadline, or has to disqualify himself or herself due to a busy weekend or work or whatever, I’ll select replacements. Still have the snackie bowl, still have the rest of the numbered slips of paper.

Oh? The victims?

Reply 8, and Reply 20.
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(No. I won’t leave it like that.)

Thanks to Rowan Wilson and Shawna, featured guinea pigs of the day.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered for this–you may yet be called into service.

The rest of the writing was on the sideline today. I’ll pick up with my other deadlines tomorrow morning.

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9 comments… add one
  • writingnerd Jun 10, 2006 @ 8:22

    I’m putting my name in here, since I didn’t have a chance last night, and I want to be here if there’s another back-up drawing.

  • hollylisle Jun 10, 2006 @ 7:45

    Palomino’s number came up in the redraw, and I’ve sent the clinic of to … well, Palomino, since I don’t know yet whether this is a him or her. (Pronouns. One of those things we deal with variously in the Clinic.)

    It’s now out of my hands and into the hands of the two testers. Now I wait to see if what I do makes any sense at all to someone else.

  • Angela-Marina Jun 10, 2006 @ 1:56

    I’m very much available, and I’d love to have a look over the Clinic.

  • lohengrin Jun 9, 2006 @ 22:42

    Available!

  • Palomino Jun 9, 2006 @ 21:18

    Very much available! Finals are over, my weekend is gloriously unencumbered, and I have been hovering by the computer all day, hoping to be picked.

  • shawna Jun 9, 2006 @ 20:58

    Hello, hello! I just sent you an reply. I’m on the west coast, so I only arrived home from work a bit ago. *Bounce, bounce*

    Have to say, you made my day- more then makes up for an irritating workday. Looking forward to it!

  • beckyb Jun 9, 2006 @ 20:12

    I’m available. *crosses fingers* Heh, my dad’s rooting against me here. He wants me to have to wash his car and wait for him to pay me to get the book…

  • PJ Jun 9, 2006 @ 19:57

    I have a slow weekend this weekend, so please keep my..er..slip of paper in the snackie bowl! ^_^

    ~PJ~

  • hollylisle Jun 9, 2006 @ 19:29

    Have not heard from either of my testers. If I haven’t by 6 AM Saturday morning (which is when I’m sending the test documents out), I’ll pick two alternates.

    If you’re available to test the clinic over the weekend, please post here.

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