Student Spotlight: Drucilla Shultz & Ann Sanchez

Drucilla Shultz and Ann Sanchez Haunt PW’s Halls

Photo courtesy of Calvin Reid. From left to right: Michael Morris, digital media coordinator and giraffe; Drucilla Shultz, bookroom editor and ghost; Ann Sanchez, intern and werewolf victim Little Red Riding Hood; and Patrick Turner, V.P. of operations.

Publishers Weekly (PW) posts a Picture of the Day in its PW Daily Newsletter. This week, it showcased the winners of the annual PW Halloween costume contest. Featured in the center are two members of the M.S. in Publishing family: Pace alumna Drucilla Shultz and current Pace student Ann Sanchez. Shultz graduated from Pace University in 2013 and currently works as PW’s bookroom editor. Sanchez is interning with PW this semester.

Alumni News

The M.S. in Publishing Program at Pace University has been around for 30 years now, so we have a lot of successful alumni out in the field. As current students gear up to head out into the real world, here are some encouraging and successful stories from our alumni:

Joya Anthony

Now Subsidiary Rights Manager at Chronicle Books and just celebrated 6th anniversary at the company.

Hannah Bennett

Just got a new job as the Acquisitions Editor at Start Publishing.

 

Michael Duffy

At the end of 2016, promoted to Director of Library Sales for SAGE Publishing (North America).

Lance Tung

Mizuho Americas’ Vice President US Regulatory Reporting.

 

Sydney Jarrard

Promoted to Content Development Director at the American Booksellers Association on June 1, joining the senior staff.

Awarded the Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship from the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College in March, which grants a year of one-on-one mentoring with a professor while writing first young adult novel.

Ivy Jacobson  

Recently promoted to Senior Digital Editor at The Knot.

 

Ebony LaDelle

Senior Marketing Manager at HarperCollins Children’s Books.

 

Anne Marie Russo

Recently promoted to Manager of Digital Asset Management at Bain & Company, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms.

Samantha Rosenberg

Currently work as a Senior Content Strategist for Aspen University.

Publishing expertise have made her the go-to for production and delivery of all marketing, communications, and sales content for the entire university.

Stephania Sainato

Recently accepted a position as Audience Development Manager at Motherly, the fastest growing parenting site for millennial moms. She will be leading their social media and growth strategy.

Lauren Smulski

Recently promoted to Associate Editor at Harlequin TEEN in mid-July.

Tarah Theoret

Promoted to Director of Community Engagement, managing the reader communities for both NetGalley.com and Bookish.com.

Erica Weiman

Recently promoted to Managing Editor at FindaTopDoc, a website dedicated to helping consumers find the right doctors in their area.

Faculty News: David Delano

David Delano, Adjunct Professor
Pace University, M.S. in Publishing

David Delano’s entire career has been about books. He started working in book publishing in 1970 after attending Northwestern University and Loyola University, where he received a BA in English. His experience ranges from design to editorial management, from title acquisition to manufacturing, from production assistant to VP, and all the stops in-between.  Professor Delano’s publishing background includes Random House and Harper & Row, and printing experience was earned with industry leaders like R.R. Donnelley, G.W. Banta, and W.A. Krueger.  Currently, he is the US representative for a global printing company, Toppan Printing, Hong Kong.  Professor Delano has taught at Pace since the early 2000’s.  He also lectures at the Columbia Publishing Seminar and the NYU Summer Publishing Program.  Professor Delano has also judged the New York Book Show three times.

To add to his resume, during the summer break, Professor Delano had the pleasure of writing a book review for Publishing Research Quarterly, which has led to more writing opportunities. His review was on the book Paper: Paging through History by Mark Kurlansky, an American journalist and nonfiction writer. Paper: Paging through History is about paper production and how society  going “paperless” actually tells us that paper is here to stay.

According to Professor Delano, Kurlansky “utilized his remarkable forensic research skills to bring to life the development of a simple commodity: paper,” while capturing “the influence of paper on the global development of language, literacy, media, art, commerce and learning.” He also concludes that Paper: Paging through History “is not structured as a typical history book, but more like a biography, written with many arcs and sub-plots woven together with the development of virtually every major element that defines the human experience. Paper has been there through it all, preserving man’s permanent record.”

Meet your 2017 Graduate Assistants and Student Aides

Rachael Kelly, Internship Graduate Assistant

Rachael is a loud-and-proud lover of the written word. Born in Canada but raised in Arizona, she left the Grand Canyon State in 2012 to study journalism and law at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The self-proclaimed bibliophile got her start writing about real estate and art, but most recently worked in communications where she designed marketing mockups, took photos, and made videos for the oldest law school in Canada. When she wasn’t at the farmers’ market or at work, she was copyediting two novels and one nonfiction work that went to print this past summer. She’s very much looking forward to learning the ins-and-outs of publishing and managing the MS Pace Publishing Blog. You’ll often find Rachael with a coffee in one hand and a book or magazine in the other reading about art, history, or contemporary culture. 



Kimberly Holcombe, Publishing Lab Graduate Assistant

Kimberly Holcombe was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She received her BA in English with a Creative Writing minor and her MA in Writing at Coastal Carolina University. For the past two years, Kimberly was the design editor, copyeditor, and managing editor of CCU’s online literary journal, Waccamaw. Waccamaw is where she found her passion for the publishing industry, bringing her to Pace University’s M.S. in Publishing program. At Pace, Kimberly will be the graduate assistant in the publishing lab, maintaining the lab and helping students when needed. She will also help write posts on the M.S. in Publishing blog. When she isn’t working, writing fiction, or editing, she is listening to music, playing video games, or hanging out with friends.

Bryan Potts, Pace University Press Graduate Assistant

Bryan Potts is an incoming graduate student in the M.S. in Publishing program. A proud Jersey boy, Bryan was a Literature major (concentration in Creative Writing) and International Business minor at Ramapo College of New Jersey. While at Ramapo, he was part of the editorial team for Trillium, the college’s student-run creative writing magazine and proudly served as the student representative on a council to reconfigure the structure of Ramapo’s general education courses. He also served as a consultant at the Center for Reading and Writing on campus and was a Supplemental Instructor for the Educational Opportunity Fund program for two summers. Editing and writing are two loves of his life, though he also dreams of one day owning and operating his own Murakami-esque jazz bar. He is an avid board and video gamer and is especially interested in studying the publication and editorial processes that tie-in products, novelizations, and multimedia projects.

Elliane Mellet, Pace University Press Graduate Assistant

Ely Mellet was born and raised in Houston, Texas but moved to Chicago to study Journalism and Graphic Design at Loyola University. Ely interned at the Better Government Association helping to hold government officials accountable and was a terrible radio host at her university’s radio station. She had hoped to publish news articles that would change the world but soon realized that books were much more influential in instilling change and offering new perspectives. Ely is a graduate assistant for the Pace University Press and will be aiding in the editing and production process for the journals published there. Ely is excited to begin her first year in the M.S. in Publishing program at Pace, but not excited about New York winters.

Jennifer Thompson, Office Student Aide

Jennifer Thompson is in her second year in the program with an expected graduation date of May 2018. From Atlanta, GA, she went to Pennsylvania State University for undergrad and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Psychology. She loves to travel and has been to England, France, and Costa Rica. (She will be in Thailand in January.) Besides her obvious passion for books and reading, she has a special interest in children’s books because she doesn’t want to grow up. In her Student Aide position, she will be handling any and all office-related tasks, as well as helping out with the blog.

Lin Wu (Grace), Publishing Lab Student Aide

Lin Wu (Grace) is a current M.S. in Publishing student at Pace University. She graduated from Kent State University in Ohio with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. After being an editor’s assistant back in China at a local magazine publisher years ago, she started to have a passion for magazine publishing and production. Grace is very excited to learn about publishing through this program and working towards her goals. 


Looking forward to getting to know you all!

 

Course Spotlight: Modern Technology

Technology in the handsPub 620: Modern Technology

“What is new this year is storytelling, creating and prototyping mobile apps, [and] the discussion of virtual reality [and] its future in publishing.

We will use Adobe Creative suite and other cloud based programs and learning will be done using tutorials.

This course will provide an introduction to content management systems and their role in current trends in publishing. Discussions are based on overall technology issues as well as publishing content.”


Official Course Description:

Technology has become an integral part the publishing industry. New Media thrives on the various ways information flows. Multimedia technologies can shape the flow of information in culture. Digital Asset Management (DAM) will be discussed in detail, as well as the components of a content management system (as it pertains to the publishing industry).

Professor Jodylynn Bachiman
Professor Jodylynn Bachiman

Current trends in technology will be discussed during classes. The idea is to broaden your knowledge of the industry, regardless of its method of delivery. Specifically, the topics of Web 2.0, Web 3.0, social media trends, and online content. How are these paradigm shifts shaping the future of publishing, and will it change the current landscape of traditional media forever?

We will utilize Adobe Creative Suite applications to create infographics, storytelling, and mobile application prototypes.

modern technology objectives
Professor Bachiman has a few guest speakers planned and lined up for the semester.

Pub 620: Modern Technology can be taken as an elective and counts for the Information Systems in Publishing Requirement.

This class is about YOU! It is my responsibility to set the tone for your own projects and to be certain that you stay on track.”