One thing I can say about my experience here is that every day I learned something new. Not just about the publishing industry, or how a magazine runs, but little nuggets of interesting history I would never have heard anywhere else. I suppose because of the nature of the magazine and it’s historical content, I should have expected it, but instead of being the boring material I thought I would read, all of the magazine’s content took history, something I’d never been particularly interested or disinterested in, and made it into something enjoyable. On one of my last days, I looked over the galley proofs for the winter issue, and it was incredibly satisfying to see the articles I had looked at while still in rough, Microsoft Word format laid out, ready for the pictures that will complete them, and even more satisfying, I’ll get to see my name in the Winter issue that I got to help put together.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Emily is now in New York City, completing the Columbia Publishing Course.