Katie Dick is an Editor within the Publishing team at Epigeum. She works closely with academic authors and reviewers to develop our online programmes, editing and proofreading course materials, developing ideas for interactive activities and videos, and testing programmes before publication. Katie has a BA in English Literature from Pace University and an MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University.
What brought you to Epigeum?
I was already working in digital publishing at a Higher Education publisher when I learned about Epigeum. I really loved the courses they were publishing (and still do!), and wanted to move to a company where I could grow more in my role and get involved in projects that serve and support the community more holistically. It’s been wonderful to have the opportunity to work on projects that support different parts of the Higher Education and Academic community – from promoting quality research and effective teaching practices, to health and wellbeing.
Which parts of your role do you enjoy the most?
I really enjoy working with, and getting to know, our authors. I love having the opportunity to build relationships with them and hear about their expertise and experience – I always learn so much from them! This helps me to support them better and find ways to help their strengths and knowledge shine out through their writing and take shape in the course.
What does your workspace say about you?
My workspace changes a lot depending on what stage of a project I’m in. I generally try to keep my desk clean and organised, so I’ll start a project and everything will be in a set place and most of my desktop is clear. By the time I’m halfway through a project, though, I lose all pretence and my desk is usually covered in post-its with notes to myself and to-do lists of different tasks! So, I think my workspace says that although I might appear neat and organised, I’m most comfortable with a bit of chaos, and that I really love a good post-it note!
What do you do in your free time?
I’m really into cooking and sharing food with those I care about (I’m known among my friends as having an especially good snack game), so I love using free time to try out new recipes and dishes. As I’m gluten free and quite a few of my close friends are vegetarian or vegan, it means I have to get a bit creative, but I quite like the challenge!
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
It’s quite well-known (at least among the Editorial team at Epigeum!) that I’m really into music and almost always have my headphones in and something playing as I’m working. What might be surprising, though, is that I have a massive love affair with musical soundtracks and I am quite often working along to a bit of ‘Fun Home’, ‘In the Heights’, ‘Heathers’, or anything sung by Audra McDonald or Julie Andrews. The soundtrack I’ve had on repeat a lot recently is ‘Hadestown’ – a gorgeous retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
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