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Guest Editorial: Dane Abley on his Editing Internship
I really enjoyed the
internship. It was great to have something that I wanted to do to distract from
that which I had to do. Not that I allowed it to distract to the detriment of
my other assignments and study.
Having previously helped a
friend with the editing of his book, I was interested in the process, and the
internship allowed me to learn the proper skills of editing, specifically for
editing a play. This internship taught me the skills and gave me the confidence
to know that I could do a better job, should my friend ask me to work on
another of his books, and the confidence to seek out employment in editing.
I haven't yet started the job hunt, but when I
do I'm sure the experience of the internship will make me stand out when
applying for a position in editing and / or publishing. I'll let you know!