Editorial Assistant to Communities Editor. Work involved updating and editing past and current content for the Picador blog, writing features, conducting a content audit for Picador and Pan Macmillan websites and other editorial an administrative tasks.
The internship provided me with experience in editorial processes in adult fiction and non-fiction, from proof-reading manuscripts and writing jacket copy to general administrative duties.
As intern in the Penguin Viking imprint, I conducted a range of different tasks, from editing and improving image captions and jacket copy to requesting image rights and permissions from exterior sources and transcribing author interviews for publication. I also performed lots of administrative tasks to assist with the smooth running of the department.
As an editorial intern I read manuscripts and wrote reader's reports for senior editors, edited copy for the company trade catalogue, conducted large mail-outs to authors and agents, learnt how to use publishing software such as Biblio, and performed administrative duties to help the department.