What Do You Actually Do?

Get into book publishing, with Helen Barton

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Helen is a Commissioning Editor at Cambridge University Press, responsible for hundreds of upcoming books at any one time. In this episode, Helen and Kate talk about how to get work experience, the key skill you need and what the job is actually like.

Helen graduated from University College London with a Linguistics degree in 2002, and joined Cambridge University Press as an Assistant Editor. She is now a Commissioning Editor, responsible for the acquisition, development and publication of books in language and linguistics at all academic levels.

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Want to know more? These resources will help:

Journalism and publishing job sector information: https://www.york.ac.uk/students/work-volunteering-careers/ideas/sectors/journalism-publishing/

How to get into publishing from Prospects: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/media-and-internet/how-to-get-into-publishing

Helen's case study from UCL: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/publishing-case-study