Madeleine M - Publishing Writer
|Star Rating||3 Stars|
|Location||Oregon City, OR|
Summary of Publishing ExperienceMadeleine joined the staff of a campus periodical her sophomore year of college. It's an online magazine that publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, art, and poetry by students, for students, and is completely student-staffed; but it's also a group of young adults who love to read good literature. Often, they can write very well in their own right, and can appreciate what their fellow students compose, by evaluating the young writer's originality, proofreading, and command of craft.
She began as a Fiction Editor, and was Editor in Chief by her last two terms before graduation. These positions taught her how to advertise events to the student body, how to encourage students to submit to the magazine, and suggest that they read it and its website. In social media terms, this meant getting "likes" and shares for Facebook posts and event invites, composing emails to send out to potential submitters, donators, readers and event attendees on the mailing list, and figuring out how to use the Blackboard list serve through related departments like English, Creative Writing, and Allied Arts. Besides learning to advertise by writing, and mastering the practice of writing tactful acceptance or rejection letters to the many students who submitted work, Madeleine learned basic copyediting practices. Copyediting was a critical part of making this student-run publication as professional as possible.