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Paola Gonella, MLitt in Publishing Studies 2011 – 2012

November 8th, 2011 | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Paola Gonella, MLitt in Publishing Studies 2011 – 2012
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Hi,  my name is Paola, I am Italian and I am currently studying on the MLitt in Publishing Studies course at the University of Stirling.

Working in publishing has always been my ambition. Since I was a child I have always loved being surrounded by books and by people who love books. My parents still remind me of how I used to enjoy spending my afternoons at the city library instead of the playground. That was my escape from the real world and I would be lost there for hours. I even remember telling my mother that I wanted to become a publisher and marry a librarian so that I could read all the books I wanted, whenever I wanted.

When it came to deciding what I wanted to study, there was no doubt in my mind and after my Bachelor’s degree in Public and Institutional Mass Media Communication I chose to do a Master’s degree in Multimedia Communication and Publishing, which introduced me to the publishing world and convinced me even more that this is what I want to do in life.

Although I could not be more satisfied with the education I have received during my studies in Italy, I thought it was time for a new challenge, so I chose to come to the University of Stirling, mostly because of the excellent reputation that the Centre for International Publishing and Communication has. The teaching staff are all experienced and ready to help, and all the modules so far have been challenging but very interesting. What I am particularly looking forward to is working on the editorial project that we are asked to create, because that will really give me the opportunity to put into practice what I (hopefully) will have learned along the way.