“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
What is World Book Night?
For the past two years independent organization World Book Night has been promoting the joy of reading for those who do not have access to books. Every level of publishing professional joins together to make this philanthropic endeavor a reality. On April 23, 2014, thousands of people will receive free books due to the careful planning of the WBN staff.
How does it work?
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MeeGenius is a digital reading company and our mission is to help kids foster a love of reading. We have an extensive library of over hundreds of beautifully illustrated e-books for children, each professionally narrated with our read along technology. Our e-book reader apps and bookstore can be found on all major platforms and mobile devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, web, Google Chrome Web Store, Google TV, and soon, Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Installed on over 2 million mobile devices and used by over 3,000 teachers, any time can be story time.
We are looking for a Freelance Editor to support our Content and Production team. We need a person with professional editorial experience, who’s excited about digital media and cultivating children’s love of reading. The Freelance Editor will be responsible for working with a variety of different titles for children ages 0-8, maintaining the consistency and quality of the titles, and maintaining communication with their primary point of contact in the Content and Production team on a regular basis. The position will be paid as an hourly wage.
To be a strong fit for the role of Freelance Editor you will need to:
To apply for this position, please submit a portfolio of your work that demonstrates your editorial capabilities (only pieces that would be appropriate for a 0-8 audience), a current resume, and a cover letter as attachments to email@example.com. Please include your name in the subject line of the e-mail as well as the position that you are applying for. For all questions and queries regarding the position, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Doris S. Michaels Literary Agency, Inc. is seeking an intern. The internship entails a great deal of reading and evaluating query letters, proposals, and manuscripts. Sometimes line editing for typos and grammatical errors, and sometimes editing for content. Interns can become heavily involved with the submissions process by learning how to do everything from writing the submissions letters to preparing and sending out the packages. There is also a lot of general office work involved including filing, copying, faxing, answering the phone, etc. Applicants should be able to commit at a minimum of 10 hours a week.
The internship is not a paid position. However, if eligible, they can receive credits towards their degree.
If students are interested in the internship, they should send a cover letter and resume to Professor Jane Denning at email@example.com