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What I Didn’t Know | May 20, 2019

Contributed by Rosie Ahmed, Editorial Assistant at Dial Books for Young Readers (ECC Committee Member)

When I started my second publishing internship, I didn’t realize how helpful it would be to write down all the general publishing or editorial questions I accrued during the previous week, to bring to my supervising editors during our weekly one-on-one meetings. One of my supervisors suggested this practice, and not only did I get so much more out of my internship, but it prepared me for the various one-on-one meetings that publishing professionals frequently have with one another. Everyone’s busy and time is precious, so it’s extremely helpful to prepare your discussion points and questions ahead of time!

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