Ever wanted to know what the staff at the RSC get up to? In this blog our publishing editors describe some of the interesting activities they are working on, and let you know what it's really like to work at a leading international scientific publishers. You can also hear from the development editors in our publishing team, and find out what exciting projects and RSC social events they have been involved in recently.

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Publishing Editor - RSC Advances

a609b0180d48d155c9ec9cebdb18fad0-huge-ad I started at the RSC in November 2014 and since then I have learnt and experienced more than I ever thought I would have done in this job.
I had an unorthodox route compared to most people who start as a publishing editor. Before moving to Cambridge to start my new job, I had been living in Istanbul teaching and translating in a private International Baccalaureate school. I would like to encourage anyone who isn’t coming from research or straight from university to think about coming to the RSC as everything has been a positive experience (except missing Turkish food!).
I joined RSC Advances and started out on peer review. Once I got signed off of it I moved on to editing training. I found peer review fascinating as all these authors and referees from around the world are coming together for the sake of advancing our chemical knowledge. Whereas editing shows you the hard work and all the care that goes into making a manuscript publishable.
In addition to being a publishing editor at the RSC I have taken on some extra roles which means I have a lot of variety in my work. I was the negotiator for the RSC with Open City, as our London office in Burlington House opened its doors again this year for Open House London. Also in May I helped out at the May public lecture in Burlington House, and in June I ran the event with a colleague. My line manager is always supportive of these extra roles and also supported me attending some training courses to help me prepare for these projects.
To sum up, being a publishing editor is never boring and there is always another challenge on the horizon that you can take on and some learn new skills.
Adrian is working as a Publishing Editor in the RSC Advances team, in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Publishing Department. To see if there are any current vacancies in Publishing click here.
Posted by Sarah Farley on Oct 30, 2015 4:28 PM Europe/London

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