Heather McDaid, MLitt Publishing Studies 2014-2015

October 24th, 2014 | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Heather McDaid, MLitt Publishing Studies 2014-2015

heather mcdaid“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them” – Lemony Snicket.

Having graduated in June 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Stirling University, I wasn’t 100% sure where I wanted to go career-wise. I had been freelancing for a number of culture websites and magazines for a few years but in terms of an actual adult (welp!) career, I found myself looking towards publishing because it encompassed many of the skills I’d been building on, and my favourite things – so, after some researching on where was best to pursue a postgrad in publishing, I’m back!

I generally like to keep myself busy when I’m not visiting the Chamber of Secrets. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a number of outlets over the last few years including The List, WOW247, DIY Mag, Rock Sound, Kerrang! and The Skinny through freelancing and internships, as well as running my own music webzine, and book blog Wonderland Avenue. I’ve tentatively stepped into the publishing world thanks to some kind publishers and really enjoyed every moment, so look forward to learning the ins and outs of the industry, and beyond!

Feel free to follow me on Twitter for (somewhat) relevant ramblings on books and publishing, amongst other things!