- Edinburgh, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I am a very reliable, hard-working and trustworthy person who gets on well with anyone. I am a native English speaker. I am Scottish and have spent time abroad in both the US andmore...I am a very reliable, hard-working and trustworthy person who gets on well with anyone. I am a native English speaker. I am Scottish and have spent time abroad in both the US and Canada; I lived in Canada for a year and feel like Vancouver is a home to me. I am an avid reader, reflected in my choices of degree (English and Publishing) and I also am a keen writer, mainly creatively but I feel equally as confident writing academically and professionally. I have had quite a few jobs including retail, customer services, receptionist, waitress. In addition to my degree I am currently undertaking a work placement with a well-known publisher of academic books and journals. I will be doing a 20,000 word dissertation this summer and did a 10,000 word one for my undergraduate, showing that I'm certainly not afraid of hard work and large projects requiring serious dedication. In my spare time I love hillwalking in Scotland and I'm planning where to go next at the moment.
Area Covered: UK, US, Canada
Job Title: work experience
Company: Edinburgh University Press
Description: work experience in EUP marketing department with tasks including proofreading, copy-writing
Education Summary: I got six Highers, all at A grade, while at high school. In 2007 I graduated from the University of Dundee with a 2:1 MA (Hons) in English. My specialist topics there were Old and Middle English, and I also have a strong interest in Shakespeare. Currently I am doing a Masters degree in Publishing which ends in August, with a view to moving into the publishing profession. During the course of this degree I have sub-edited on a magazine and been part of the editorial team for our book project, the result of which will be launched in May 2011. In particular I would like to focus on copy-editing and proofreading, but I also have an interest in marketing.