The Workplace Writing Forum, a student organization in the English Department, is pleased to sponsor an English Week presentation during their student conference by publishing industry expert Kimberly Goldstein, Director of Managing Editorial at Simon & Schuster (S&S).
Goldstein has over 20 years of publishing-industry experience. Prior to her current role, she was the Managing Editor for Simon & Schuster, the flagship imprint, and before that, the Managing Editor for Atria Books, an imprint of S&S. Goldstein has also worked at Viking Press, which is now part of Penguin Random House. In her career, she has worked on books by Bob Woodward, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Walter Isaacson, Alice Walker, Fredrik Backman, Lisa Jewell, and Jennifer Weiner.
Goldstien’s talk will focus on the many different career paths to take in the publishing industry. She will walk through the many steps it takes to turn an unedited manuscript into a printed book. Along the way, she’ll explain the job responsibilities of an editor, production editor, interior designer, jacket designer, managing editor, and production manager. She’ll also touch on supply chain, ebook design, and the roles of a publisher. This talk will be followed by a Q&A, as well as a show and tell of some of her favorite books.
Please join us on Wednesday, April 6, from 9:00 to 10:15 AM in Glass 108. Although the event is free, please let us know you are coming by registering here. A Zoom link will be available the day before the presentation on the Workplace Writing Forum Student Conference website.