Ina Garova, MLitt in Publishing Studies 2010-11

December 20th, 2010 | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Ina Garova, MLitt in Publishing Studies 2010-11

I am a Bulgarian student doing my postgraduate degree in Publishing Studies at Stirling University. This being Stirling’s Centre for International Publishing and Communication we, international students, are more the norm than the exception.

Although my previous degree is in accounting, after spending a few years working as an accountant I discovered that I am more interested in words than numbers! So, here I am in Scotland, learning (and not only in theory but in practice as well) how to create books – everything from commissioning the author, to designing the product and sending the title to the printers. What the programme has done so far is to broaden my expectations. Publishing, after all, is not only about editing and I find that the software classes appeal to me the most. The first semester was exciting and challenging (everything my accountancy job wasn’t) and I can’t wait to see what the second semester will offer.

Ina Garova