Making a Career in Publishing (HUM2004)

15 credits

The module will examine careers in the three main areas of publishing expertise: commissioning, marketing and production. The different sectors of the publishing industry will be examined in detail as will the different publishing roles that need to be filled in the modern publishing industry. Key editorial skills will be learnt, developing the expertise and knowledge typically required in a graduate level publishing role. Publishing careers are open to graduates of all disciplines and no prior knowledge of the industry is required for this module, just an enthusiasm and interest in publishing as a career.

Alongside sector specific skills, the module will allow you to develop an understanding of how the skills and knowledge acquired as part of a Humanities degree are applicable to the workplace and to extend your work-related learning and knowledge in a reflective way.