These stars all have one thing in common, and that’s a passion for books. At the start of their publishing careers, working across large and small houses and in all departments, they are seeking to improve their core publishing skills such as copywriting and proofreading. Our support allows them to gain industry recognised training through a variety of face to face and virtual courses that cements their on-the-job learning and allows them to progress in their publishing careers.
Emma knew from a young age that she would relish a career where she could contribute to publishing books that people will love and has successfully curated and developed a career in publishing. She is very passionate about the traditional aspects of editorial publishing and appreciates great writing and unique narratives. Currently Assistant Editor at Oxford University Press, working in trade publishing is her goal. She is a member of the Society of Young Publishers.
Change and innovation in publishing excites Emily, who has recently taken on the newly established role of Development Editor at Jessica Kingsley Publishers, focusing predominantly on its Education list. Passionate about reading and encouraging others to read, the company’s promotion of inclusivity through book knowledge is the perfect fit for her. Taking advantage of advancing technologies in a fast-paced, dynamic, and customer-driven sector to find new ways to reach readers keeps her job interesting, new, and exciting.
Passionate and driven, Beth has recently completed an English Literature degree at Manchester University. She believes bookselling is a fantastic way to realise how many people adore books and loves reading and reviewing books on social media. Proud to be part of the North’s book industry, she does a lot of blogging and reviewing books on social media and is excited by the prospect of digital coming together with print to create a really unique, hybridised industry.
Hilary is passionate about working in publishing simply because she loves books. From a young age, the power of stories has been transformative in her life and, as the Publicity Executive at Egmont UK, she feels especially lucky to work in children’s books. Prior to that, she managed major industry events for The Bookseller and was Head of Events for the Society of Young Publishers (SYP). She is on the Children’s Book Circle Committee.
Having studied English Language and Literature and with an inherent love for the written word, the prospect of working with books for a living seemed a no-brainer to Humairaa. Currently an Assistant Editorial Controller at academic publisher Manchester University Press, she finds publishing research to a wider audience rewarding; and is excited by the publishing industry’s innovation, including the way publishers have responded to Covid-19 by offering digital content for the greater good.
Cameron believes it is an exciting time to be in publishing and, with publishers constantly adapting to new forms of media and storytelling, he plans to upskill in publishing technology to remain relevant and adaptable. His passion for books and several publishing internships convinced him publishing, not law, is his vocation. Currently working in Hodder & Stoughton’s General Non-fiction Editorial Team, he is a former events coordinator for the London Society of Young Publishers (SYP).