#WorkinPublishing: Moving from academic to trade

If you hadn't noticed by now on Twitter, I have made the proud leap from academic publishing to trade fiction publishing in the last couple of weeks. While I fully enjoyed academic, especially the resources and training, there's nothing quite like understanding every word you're reading and getting excited about tweeting for books you absolutely... Continue Reading →

#WorkinPublishing Make your CV short and sweet

Applying for a job in publishing can be one of the most daunting things, as you wonder what experience will be the most relevant and should you add in that week of work experience for a local newspaper when you were 14? Well, after applying for literally hundreds of entry level jobs about a year... Continue Reading →

New Year, new job? #Workinpublishing in 2019

As can be seen through a quick Google search, the publishing industry is expanding in many ways. It is becoming more inclusive, promoting diversity and expanding its reach across the UK. The Northern Fiction Alliance are making huge strides toward publishing reaching past London, and publishers such as Sharmaine Lovegrove's Dialogue Books mean that there... Continue Reading →

Interviewers: who do you think you are?

I have just jumped aboard a thread on Twitter from someone explaining her worst interview experiences, ranging from being told that she would be bored in the role based on her previous experience and that her accent isn't right for various reasons. But the worst one for me was that one company told her that... Continue Reading →

Publishing Interview Top Tips.

It’s interesting how you feel as though you cannot blog about something until you’ve properly experienced it. I interviewed successfully for two publishing jobs in summer, at a magazine publisher and a scientific journals publisher, so I’ve decided that I might be able to give some advice to those of you interviewing for publishing roles.... Continue Reading →

Speculative applications: what is the point?

If you are interested in applying for publishing jobs, especially at entry level, you will know that the available opportunities are few and far between. Not every ‘editorial assistant’ or ‘marketing assistant’ role matches your skill set, or the potential career progression from a role at one company will differ wildly from that at another.... Continue Reading →

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