HarperCollins Hosts London Met Students
English Literature & Creative Writing students visited HarperCollins for careers in publishing and learnt about the process of taking a novel from manuscript to publication.
Novelist Matthew Plampin, author of Will and Tom, published by the Borough Press, spoke about his novel and the creative process of working with his editor. Matthew's editor and Borough Press publisher, Katie Espiner, explained the editorial relationship with authors and to other departments in the organisation, detailing the various stages and discussions the editor goes through in taking a book to print.
Publishing operations director, Bartley Shaw, explained to students the different forms the published book can now take, such as print, ebook, and audiobook.
Publishing intern, Emmanuella Kwenortey, concluded the presentations by talking about her experience of applying to the HarperCollins Graduate scheme and the different sections of the company she has worked in.
Our thanks to everyone involved for a fascinating and valuable insight into publishing and for taking so much time to speak to students individually.
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