We appreciated having Ciara Myton join our team for five Tuesdays as a volunteer. Ciara has finished her second year of a publishing degree at Oxford Brookes University, and leant her friendliness and skills to our office.
Her work towards updating prices and ‘See Inside’ book excerpts on our website was a helpful contribution. She also helped start the mountainous task of cataloguing foreign-language editions of Windhorse Pubs titles. Finally, she researched target audiences for our upcoming new book I’ll Meet You There. We appreciated her hard work.
Here are some thoughts in Ciara’s words:
“I completed a work experience placement at Windhorse Publications in Cambridge from 15th May to 5th June, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience as a volunteer within a publishing house. I learned a lot of new skills and also a greater understanding about the number of different tasks that go into the publication of books.
The skills I have gained from these tasks are that I have, in my opinion, greatly improved my abilities with Microsoft Excel, which is an essential aspect of working in publishing. I also learned an entirely new skill, working with WordPress (website). I learned how to edit and update the content on these pages and also the different functions it has for the publishing house. This knowledge and skill will come in very handy when applying for publishing jobs in the future.
I have really enjoyed my experience working at Windhorse Publications. The staff are very friendly, taking the time to show me how to do the tasks and how everything works, etc. They are also always available and ready to answer any questions or help you if needed. The staff at Windhorse made me feel incredibly welcome throughout my work experience with them, and that my work was very much appreciated and helpful, which was very nice indeed. I would highly recommend applying/contacting Windhorse if you are looking to gain experience within the publishing industry.”
Thank you, Ciara, and we wish you well!
The Windhorse Publications team