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Publishing Editor - Sustainability Team: An Update!

I wrote my last blog post about 8 months ago, and since then I have become a fully trained Publishing Editor by completing my editing training.

This can be one of the toughest parts of training for some, as you learn to quickly and thoroughly read through every word of (sometimes very long!) accepted manuscripts, checking not just for spelling and grammar, but also consistency within the article. Luckily for me I found this quite enjoyable, as you can really get stuck into a piece of work, and get to read a whole variety of manuscripts from lots of different journals across the RSC.

As part of my role on the Sustainability Team, I am now also the office ‘buddy’ for one of the Associate Editors of Catalysis Science & Technology. You get extra responsibilities like this as you become more confident at your other tasks, which all add to making the job feel so varied. This time last year when I was still early in training, I couldn’t imagine balancing such different things, but now I feel much more settled and can handle them all with ease.  I’m now looking forward to my second Christmas with the RSC – so planning a fancy dress costume has suddenly also become high on my priority list!
Heather is working as a Publishing Editor in the Sustainability 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 Nov 16, 2015 6:51 PM Europe/London

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