Our new contributor Emily will be writing short diary type articles for Creatabot that discuss her recent experiences working for small independent publishing house “Limehouse Books“. Her aim is to give writers a little more insight into how things work behind the scenes and also provide ideas and suggestions as to how to progress in the publishing world. I spoke to Emily to find out more about her and how she got into working in publishing.
So Emily, whats your creative background?
I studied Graphic Communication at Bath Spa university, and graduated last summer (2011). At university I got involved with the student magazine and interned at local magazines – publishing was always a focus for me. But I’m originally from north London – it’s good to be home.
How did you get involved in Limehouse?
I was a design intern at Limehouse Books just after I graduated, and started my part-time job here in October. The company is very small so I work in lots of areas as well as design, like organising events and press.
What other career paths have you taken?
None so far – but as well as working at Limehouse, I also work part-time as a Junior Designer at a company called Informa. I work on some of their healthcare magazines.
Who inspires you both locally and universally?
People with drive and determination inspire me. Working at a small start-up and watching it struggle is hard but you have to keep motivated and keep going in order to succeed.
What would you like to achieve in the future?
I’d just like to keep doing what I love!
Can you recommend a creative website you love?
I like the It’s Nice That website, I think they do a lot for us creatives!
Thank you Emily for telling us more about yourself!
You can find out more about Limehouse Books at www.limehousebooks.co.uk
By Natasha Steer
Area: UK Britain East of England East Midlands London North East North West Yorkshire Scotland South East South West Wales West Midlands