Certainly, I have an exaggerated sense of the role of this humble blog in Weston affairs: I am a capon who preens like a cockerel. Still, I did not expect it to be so hard to pay writers.
Dear reader, I again need your help—your help finding someone to write for money.
As long-time readers will know, I’ve been trying to raise money and hire a student for more than a month. Several generous readers gave me enough to get started, and I emailed and called, successively, an English teacher, a vice principal, and the principal, at Weston CI.
Not one of them got back to me. When I finally spoke to the principal, she said it would be too much trouble—police background checks, you know. Fair enough. I guess.
The principal did, however, refer me to Frontlines. The staff there were wonderful. They put me in touch with two young people. The young people, however, lost interest.
So now, I come to you, dear reader, with a plea: if you know a young person from the community who might like to write for money (albeit a small amount), would you ask them to get in touch with me?
I will promise the writer this:
- $20 for each weekly article
- A lovely letter of reference from a community-minded college professor
- Help editing and composing
- The tiniest sliver of power to exploit
My needs are simple:
- Passable grammar
- Enough connections in the community to find 2–4 articles a month
- A willingness to learn
If you know someone who can help, ask them to drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org