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Katherine Marshall, MLitt in Publishing Studies 2011-2012

October 27th, 2011 | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Katherine Marshall, MLitt in Publishing Studies 2011-2012
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Hello, my name is Katherine and I am currently taking the MLitt programme in Publishing Studies at Stirling University.  Growing up, books were very important to me and have remained so throughout my life.   However, it was not until the final year of  my undergraduate degree in Film and Television Studies that I developed a serious interest in pursuing publishing as a career.  For me, the decision to apply for the course was easy; I wanted to develop a broad awareness of the industry and learn all the necessary skills in order to become a successful publisher.

I was attracted to the course at Stirling  primarily because of its excellent reputation, but also for the strong emphasis it places on gaining practical skills and enhancing  employability.  Every aspect of the course is relevant to the current state of the industry and the staff encourage us to think creatively and with a business perspective.  Like many publishing students my main interests lie with the editing process, however I am now very interested in marketing, which is something I may not have said only a few short weeks ago.

Although just a  few weeks into the course I can confidently say that I am enjoying every minute of it and I cannot wait to begin work on my publishing project and put everything I have learned into practice!