IPG | On being an Editorial Assistant

186I1126_-7786_0_0The IPG do this great regular column where they ask someone ten questions about their job – and, you guessed it, today they asked me! You can read the full interview over on the IPG Blog.

What does your average working day entail?

Landing at my desk, checking in with all our social media outlets, answering any emails that have come in overnight, then getting stuck in to some editing. I do a lot of administrative support around the office and help organize our events as well, so my role is pretty varied. When I have a free moment, I try to get round to reading as many submissions as I can, though there always seems to be more to read than there are hours in the day!

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Definitely reading submissions. I enjoy editing too, but there’s a certain excitement about coming across a gem of a story buried in the slushpile that just can’t be beaten.

What achievements are you most proud of?

I am very proud that I am now editing full manuscripts. I thought it would take me longer than it has to get there!

What are your biggest challenges?

Probably the same faced by any small independent publisher: we all double up on our roles and get involved in all sorts of different areas of the publishing process. It means we are always on a tight schedule, but I like keeping busy and there are benefits to having a smaller team—communication and clearance for big projects is much more immediate, for example… [READ MORE]

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