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Best Extracurriculars for a Book Editor?

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Now that I'm looking at internships, I want to be an attractive candidate for publishing companies. I've just started working as an editor for one of my college's newspapers. My other extracurricular is very inactive now, so what clubs should I approach? Book clubs, maybe? #college #english #publishing

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Katy’s Answer

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I definitely agree that writing for a website like The Odyssey and working for a school publication are great. You could also start a blog, which will showcase your writing abilities and multimedia skills. Who knows, it could always take off, and having a popular blog would be a great reference. Another option is getting involved with a writing or editing club. If there isn't a writing club on campus, see if you can start one. You can always make it a writing and editing club, bringing a larger group of students together for similar purposes. See if your local library offers any clubs like that as well. Book clubs are definitely a good idea, as you'll have to spend a great deal of your time reading. You can even practice editing and critiquing already published books. Another option is to become a guinea pig for up and coming authors by signing up to be a reviewer. This would be excellent practice, and you generally get the books for free, and you might even get paid.

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Rachel’s Answer

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The newspaper is great! Also sign up to be a content writer on an up and coming online magazine liek theodysseyonline.com or others like it. Get involved in anything that has to do with writing , editing, and media.

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