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 - Sustainability Team

fdd5fdda73a097a80214e60f652b2373-huge-caMy academic background, unlike many of my colleagues, is completely unrelated to Chemistry.  I completed my PhD studying the changes in neuronal function during Multiple Sclerosis. On my first day on the job, I was handed a typical submission to our journal and stared blankly at it.  What did I get myself into?  With the help of my team, however, I was soon able to ‘talk shop’ about issues ranging from novel solar cell devices to the principles of Green Chemistry.

I have now been at the RSC for over a year, and have thoroughly enjoyed hanging up my lab coat and diving into a new subject area.  I am a fully trained Publishing Editor, having completed editing and peer review training.  

Aside from this, I was fortunate to play a role in the RSC Sports and Social Club Christmas Auction to raise money for the East Anglia Children’s Hospital and I am currently a member of the Celebrating Success team whose mission it is to recognise the success of teams and individuals across the Publishing department.  Both of these initiatives have helped me to positively engage with other members RSC while flexing my creative muscles.

I look forward to developing my role further at the RSC and continue to enjoy those moments when I stumble upon a technical edit with a biology application!
Cathy 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 Jun 16, 2016 6:33 PM Europe/London

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