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Alexis Billinge, MLitt in Publishing Studies 2013-2014

October 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Alexis Billinge, MLitt in Publishing Studies 2013-2014

Hi! I’m Lexi. I came to University of Stirling after I graduated from my undergraduate university, Florida State (FSU) in May 2013 with a dual degree in English and Theatre. I have a passion for storytelling in any and all mediums. I chose publishing studies for my postgraduate because I wanted to learn more about the processes of getting a book, or any kind of story out into the world. I am extremely interested in print versus digital publishing, as well as cross-media, or what I like to call the Harry Potter phenomena. I enjoy a wide variety of fiction genres including fantasy, sci-fi, young adult (YA), horror, romance, etc. — so long as it’s well-written and the story is interesting, entertaining, and thought-provoking.

As someone who comes from a background in theatre, I know how important every part of the process of putting on a performance is, and how vital communication during that process is as well. While my interests are primarily editorial, I hope to learn about all the areas of publishing so that I can effectively communicate with other departments and understand the process as a whole. I can’t wait to get to know my fellow classmates and start learning about the business of publishing.

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(FYI: Gareth David-Lloyd and James Marsters from Torchwood are the actors in the photo.)