Saturday, 31 August 2013

Work experience at Penguin. You know..the usual.


I haven't posted in..well over a month now. Shocking. I have been rather busy with temporary jobs and such so it's been hard to fit in the time to write an interesting blog post.

I guess the biggest news that I can write about is that I am currently in London as I type this post.

Why are you in London, Emma? I hear you ask.

Well, I am on a two week work experience at Penguin Books!

Words cannot describe how excited I was to read the email asking if I wanted to come and work in the Children's Marketing and Publicity department. Basically, my dream job!

I have just finished my first week and it's been even more amazing than I expected it to be.

I am surrounded by colourful and fun children's/YA books, people are talking about John Green as if they know him, and I had the opportunity to attend a book launch. ALL IN ONE WEEK!

It's been so refreshing and incredible to be around likeminded people who are as passionate about books as I am. It has definitely reaffirmed the idea that I want to work in publishing, and I hope this experience will lead on to great things. Fingers crossed I have made a good impression, as I know how terribly competitive and hard it is to start any career. Let alone a career in an industry as popular as Publishing!

I can only wait in anticipation to see what my second week of work experience has in store for me.

However, I know for sure that I will miss it terribly (and London) when I go back to dreary and boring Aberdeen next Friday.

Better make the most of this week!

Happy Reading.