Alumni in the Spotlight | Kevin Baker

Kevin Baker ’18, a recent graduate of the M.S. in Publishing program at Pace University, now works as a Journal Development Editor at Springer Nature. His area of focus there is with academic research journals. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he moved to the New York City area in 2016 to attend Pace.

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Alumni in the Spotlight | Clare Perret

Clare (McGlade) Perret ’12 is a Senior Production Editor at Simon & Schuster Children’s Books and also works as a freelance copy editor and proofreader. She has worked on books by Jason Reynolds, Sharon Draper, Evan Turk, Frances O’Roark Dowell, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Hilary McKay, and Susan Cooper, among many others. Originally from Southern California, she moved to New York City in 2010 to attend Pace University’s MS in Publishing program. She is also an avid tap dancer and swing dancer. She lives with her husband in Queens, New York.
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Alumni in the Spotlight | Ana Ban

Ana Ban graduated from the M.S. in Publishing program in 2015. Before moving to the U.S. from Brazil in 2013, she worked as a writer and translator for 12 years handling books published by Neil Gaiman, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, Meg Cabot, and Jack Kerouac. (She also has experience translating graphic novels and magazines like Rolling Stone and National Geographic into Brazilian Portuguese).
Ban moved to New York to pursue a career in publishing when machine translation programs became more readily available. Pace was her destination of choice because of “all the support the whole staff gave [her] – a foreigner moving to the city – during the whole process of application, enrollment, and adapting to the local culture. After graduation, she started working in contracts and rights management at The Experiment, an independent nonfiction publisher. Founded in 2009, it publishes “highly practical” and “straightforwardly narrative” books, as well as works that “ingeniously combine practical information with narrative gusto.” It’s best-known for its vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free cookbooks such as Forks Over Knives and The No Meat Athlete Cookbook.

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Alumni News | Lisa Brandenburg

M.S. in Publishing alumna Lisa Brandenburg has hit a big milestone in her life. Her first book Run has been published by Page Publishing. Here is a short synopsis of the new book:

“Run is a coming of age story about a young woman who is strong yet longs to find someone to sweep her off her feet. Is [Lani] desperate enough to forego her own dreams to live out an expectation of her life, or will she have the courage to choose the path less taken?

You’re invited to follow Lani’s roller coaster journey as you enjoy a front row view into Lani’s excitement for a long, overdue first date and all the anxiety that comes from prepping for the big night. Eventually, you’ll wish you could hold her hand as she questions everything she thought was right in the relationship, cheer her on as she asserts her independence and cringe when Richard shows up to her office unannounced. What will she decide? What would you?” Continue reading “Alumni News | Lisa Brandenburg”

Alumni in the Spotlight | Mauricio Díaz

Mauricio Díaz (’12) is the Art Director of Open Road Integrated Media, a digital media company founded on “breathing life into classic works” by authors like Alice Walker, Jack Kerouac, Joan Didion, and Sherman Alexie – writers whose books were traditionally only available in print. In his position, Díaz designs covers, hires freelance artists and designers, and dreams-up creative concepts for content. Continue reading “Alumni in the Spotlight | Mauricio Díaz”