Spain, Oxford, Perth: Olivia’s journey

OliviaOur Company

The Tay from Kinnoull Hill. © 2019 Olivia McGrath.

My publishing career began in Oxford, following a year of teaching English in Galicia, Spain. Although I was initially reluctant to leave a life of tapas and travel behind, I decided it was time to fulfil my ambition to work in publishing.

Committees and groups at Prepress Projects

LiekeOur Company

The committees are a great chance to have a positive effect on the company culture and to improve people’s working days. It also adds some more variety to the work I do on a daily basis. Each group has a different set of responsibilities, though issues and ideas do sometimes overlap.

Coaching training at Prepress Projects

GillianManagement, Our Company, Training

When it was announced that the company was investing in training in coaching skills, I was really quite excited about taking part in it. I confess that I had only a vague idea of what coaching might be — something about inspiring people to achieve their full potential — and no idea about how to go about it.

From new recruit to project leader: Sarah’s journey

SarahOur Company

Up until August 2014, I was a research scientist, working in a laboratory and studying the molecular mechanisms underlying cell growth and division – a career that my 18 years of education and training had perfectly prepared me for. I’m now a project leader at a publishing company, editing, proofreading and writing a variety of materials, and helping to train other members of staff – a career that I have no formal qualifications or training for. How did all this come about in the last four and a half years?