"Regarding doing a sample, yes, always ask for one. I always offer if the person doesn't know to ask. It also gives me a chance to assess their level of writing. One thing, though, is that the sample should be one to five *pages* not one to five…"
"Thank you for the laughs and the sense of connection. I thoroughly enjoyed your voice, and your obvious romance with the English language. It was also a very on time kick in the butt for me. Thanks for that as well. "