Amy Raybould MLitt Publishing Studies 2011-2012

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Amy Raybould MLitt Publishing Studies 2011-2012


Hello World, My name is Amy and I am originally from Birmingham in England but have uprooted myself to become a post-graduate Publishing studies student at Stirling University.  I have a Law degree and although on the surface this does not appear to harmonise with the idea of publishing, the two underpin each other in many ways. For both Law and Publishing you need ambition, enthusiasm, a broad mind, imagination, logical and perceptive thinking.

A professor of mine commented in my undergraduate degree that he wished I showed the passion I hold for books, ideas and imagination as I did for writing legal speeches and researching cases. But unfortunately my heart lies within literature, I am completely in love with the idea of somebody reading a piece of work whether it be a journal, a diary, a magazine or a book and that person connects with that work in a unique way. I think that is pretty incredible.  I’m excited to continue the publishing studies course, and to learn about the business, marketing, editorial and sales side of publishing. The course itself is by far the best thing I’ve ever done.

Stirling University is a fantastic place to start my journey into this fascinating Publishing globe!