Although we are a wee company, we try and support those who are just starting out in their publishing career whenever we can and offer work experience to students. For the past ten weeks, we’ve had the pleasure of having Emma in our busy but friendly office. She has been helping with both marketing and editorial tasks and has been getting a flavour of what it is like to work in the book industry.
What’s not changing at the moment? The world seems to be in a state of flux. Zoom right in on Scottish education and it is a similar picture. Teacher workloads and salaries are often in the spotlight, the introduction of primary testing is a hot topic and the challenges around increasing attainment are never far from the headlines either. It can be quite hard to keep up with it all.
At a certain point in life – let’s just call it early middle age – birthdays can feel somewhat understated. With the exuberance of coming of age at 18 and 21, the growing up marker of 30 and the landmark 40 firmly under your belt (this writer’s certainly), personal celebrations get a little more routine. At the same time, other people’s birthdays start to become far more interesting as they grow up or hit some of the milestones mentioned above.