Since last September I have been working one-day-a-week at Ebury Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House. Based in the imprint’s Publicity department, I am in charge of collating and organising both digital and print cuttings. I also create press-books when required. Responsibilities include: - Designing and writing press releases for new titles. - Conducting research and other tasks on an ad-hoc basis. - Vetting and forwarding author post.
Through the Creative Employment Scheme I was awarded a six-month internship at the PBS, a literary charity established by T.S. Eliot in 1953 with the aim of engaging new audiences for poetry. As part of a small organisation with three permanent staff members, I am expected to undertake a diverse range of responsibilities. In January 2016 I helped coordinate the annual T.S. Eliot Prize readings, which took place at the Southbank Centre. Other tasks include: - Writing manuscript reviews for our quarterly Bulletin publication. - Editing and uploading digital content to the charity’s website and social media platforms. - Ongoing research into fundraising prospects. - Events management, including booking of travel and accommodation for poets. - Assisting the charity’s Director with day-to-day office administration. - Processing online and phone-based book orders alongside membership signups.
A-Levels in English Literature [A], Philosophy [A] and French [A] AS level in Italian [A] 10 GCSEs including Maths and English, all at Grade A* or A
I was awarded the Thomas Maguire Prize after I obtained the highest grade in the Medieval Studies department, with an essay written on the subject of female sexuality in Chaucer's 'The Reeve's Tale'. http://ceciliatricker.tumblr.com/