It came from a grad school colleague, and it concerned an opportunity to do a job she could no longer do herself. Thanks to Facebook’s all-seeing eye, she knew I was living and working in Korea.
The work was as an “essay editor,” and my colleague described it to me thus: “Basically, she sends me as many essays as I want, usually 10-12 a week, and I edit them as a native English speaker. She pays well, around $30/page, sometimes much more, depending on how much I have to re-write.” The ‘she’ in question was a certain ‘Mrs. Kim’ of Seoul, whose daughter had attended an Ivy League school with my friend.