Want to contribute to Careers for Characters? This be the place.

If you find yourself on this page without quite knowing how or why you’re here, an explanation of the goal of this project can be found here. For the rest of you who know why you’re here and would like to contribute, please leave a comment below. If you don't have a blogger ID (or it's not turned on) please include a way for me to contact you.

I may not be in touch immediately, depending on how many irons I have in the fire at that moment. I do like to have a couple interviews in the works, but at the same time, I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself and keep folks waiting in the queue too long.


  1. I'd be willing to be interviewed/write a blog post for this series. I work for an environmental remediation contractor, mostly doing data management and map making, but I also do some field work. We're an EPA emergency response contractor, so get called in for wildly varying things - hazmat management after Hurricane Katrina, the oil spills last summer in the Gulf and a smaller one in Michigan, the post 9/11 anthrax response, and the space shuttle Columbia explosion. You can contact me by email at kathryn.scannell gmail com, or look for me on the Savvy Authors loop.

  2. I will throw my hat in the ring for this one. Have you ever seen the show "How It's Made" where they go into factories and show the machines that make all sorts of different things? The majority of my career has been writing the software that controls those machines. Software I wrote is making things from Honda Minivans, to Twinkies, to Yogurt. Other aspects include designing machine safety systems and training operators on how to run the equipment.

    Hope that can be of use!


  3. Hi Kathryn,

    Your blogger profile isn't turned on so I can't track back to connect with you. If you stop back by, please contact me at suequint (at) gmail (dot) com. I'd love to talk more with you.


  4. This is a wonderful project. I'd love to contribute.

    I worked as a Research Engineer in a University. It involved designing experiments, lab work, writing quarterly reports for stakeholders, attending and presenting at conferences all over, collaborating with industry, writing software designed to predict results based on input criteria, hiring an intern and research assistant, publication, and field work.