Nieske Zuidema, MLitt in Publishing Studies 2012-2013

January 12th, 2013 | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Nieske Zuidema, MLitt in Publishing Studies 2012-2013
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My name is Nieske Zuidema and I’m a student on the MLitt in Publishing Studies course. I come from the Netherlands, where I’ve worked at two book stores. While it was fascinating to see what happens to a book after it has been published, I became more and more interested in what happens beforehand: the publishing process. I therefore always had a career in publishing in the back of my mind while doing my undergraduate degree in Communication Studies.

When looking for a master’s program, it soon became clear to me that a publishing course in the UK would suit me best, since I love reading English books and since the publishing industry here has a major influence on the rest of the world. The program in Stirling especially interested me, as it focuses on all aspects of publishing (editing, production, marketing, etc.) and combines theory and practice. After only week into the course, I definitely felt like it will give me a good preparation for a job in the industry, and I’m very glad that I’ve decided to come here!