I begin writing this as the newest staff member at Prepress Projects, just 1 month after I started. I graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2017 with a degree in Molecular Biology. Next, I decided to start a PhD in a different field – proteomics in microbiology. For many reasons I made the difficult decision to leave this project, which meant I had to seriously think about my career path.
I began my career with Prepress Projects almost exactly 1 year ago. I graduated in 2015 with a MA in geography from the University of Edinburgh before gaining work experience, during which I identified my ideal career path to be publishing. I completed a MSc in publishing at Edinburgh Napier University in 2017. I learned of Prepress Projects through this course and, after keeping an eye on the company’s recruitment updates, I felt very fortunate to be able to begin working as a Project Editor while completing my dissertation.
My first few weeks at Prepress Projects flew by in a blur of training sessions and getting to grips with new things. I very quickly learned to style documents, brushed up on my proofreading symbols, and was taught how to use more complex features in Microsoft Word, like wildcards, to help me work more efficiently.