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Laura Craddock, MLitt in Publishing Studies 2012-2013

October 26th, 2012 | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Laura Craddock, MLitt in Publishing Studies 2012-2013
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Before I was even close to finishing my English degree at the University of Dundee I had already started to entertain the idea of undertaking a course in publishing.

Although I have always enjoyed creative writing, I also displayed an interest in the process of how an idea or an author’s manuscript is transformed into the final product. My first and only experience of the publishing process so far was when I opted to join my High School’s yearbook production team. Even though we hit quite a few bumps along the road, it was a proud moment when we finally saw months of hard work come to life in the form of a physical copy.

The University of Stirling’s MLitt in Publishing Studies stood out to me over other courses available because of the broad, hands-on introduction that it provides to the publishing industry. For me, the course appears to contain the perfect balance between theory and practical skills in every section of publishing, which allows everyone to have a taste of each role before deciding what sector appeals to them the most.

Although it is still early days, I am excited to see what the rest of the course brings. Please feel free to follow my adventures on twitter @lauracraddock.