MTM Publishing, a book packager based in Chelsea, is seeking a paid editorial intern to start this February, 2014.
MTM is an elite, award-winning book producer/packager and editorial services company. Our role in the publishing process changes with each client or project. We do not ‘publish.’ We put all the ducks in a row for an institution or company to produce the best book products possible. For example, an academic publisher might want to produce a new history book- we could be involved in the publishing process from start to finish by helping identify and develop the topic, researching potential authors, corresponding with them and setting terms of contracts, editing the manuscripts, working with designers and permissions granters to lay out the book, and keeping track of everything in between.
Some examples of the types of projects we have been working on:
- The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History – A reference book for Princeton University Press.
- Horrors of History – A middle grade/YA historical fiction series Charlesbridge Publishing
- Seward Johnson: A Life in Public Art – An art book featuring the work of celebrated sculptor Seward Johnson
- Foundations in Global Studies—an undergraduate textbook series for ME Sharpe
What you’ll be working on:
- Learning editorial practices and how to interact with authors and professionally and effectively
- Assisting with permissions and rights management
- Coordinating and trafficking material between MTM and our publishing clients
- Helping to maintain the publishing schedule, learning how to keep things organized and efficient
- Production of books: working with images, designers, and proofreading
- Flexible, but Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are preferable. Seeking someone who can spend somewhere between 10-20 hours a week in the office; working at home is also a possibility given particular needs of the moment.
Testimonial from a real Pace Pub Pack member:
I loved working with Valerie at MTM! She is a great manager, and extremely knowledgeable about the publishing world. She really taught me how to stay organized, troubleshoot, and handle publishing issues. Working in her home office is very comfortable & Chelsea is the best neighborhood to hang around in. I’m sad to leave!
If interested please contact Professor Jane Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org