Intern Spotlight: Corin McDonald

IMG_0350Hello! My name is Corin McDonald. I am a senior graduating this spring with an English Writing and Publication major and a Business Administration minor. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved reading books and working with them. From an early age, I’ve read many of the classics and countless fiction novels. Later, that passion turned into a desire to write, and I have begun to create my own works of both fiction and nonfiction. I decided to intern with the press after taking the Introduction to Publication class and speaking with Dr. Robinson, who noted my abilities as an editor during the course. I had previously considered the thought of editing and working with books before, but the experience in that class confirmed my direction and focus in my studies. This internship will hopefully act as my next step towards making what I have worked for a reality. Because of my love of literature and writing, one of my favorite things to do is to improve my writing ability—and to help foster the same growth in others. This desire for improvement is why I will be focusing on editing throughout my internship. I will have the privilege of being a part of the process of improving what others have written. Having the opportunity to work with a few authors to make their writing the best that it can be is an exciting prospect for me, as well as finding out more about what a full-time position in the industry will entail.