Netiya Shiner and Maria Gomez are Shimer students participating in the Shimer Internship/Mentorship (SIM) Program. They regularly post updates about their internship experiences.This post is from Maria, who is interning with Haymarket Books.
Shimerian greeting to all!
Haymarket has been exciting recently, though a bit nerve-wracking. Last week, I received an email from my mentor at Haymarket Books, Julie Fein, asking me to meet with her as soon as possible. I was a bit nervous! As it turns out, I’m doing great! (I am repeating verbatim). I was elated. I was asked whether I wanted to work on writing an editorial for a book that they will be republishing and a marketing plan for another. I like to consider this a promotion, at least in my book! ;) I selected a couple of books that seemed like they would be enjoyable to read and write an editorial for; one called Prelude to Revolution: France in May 1968! I started reading the book and it is a rebel-rouser; I strongly recommend it to people who are interested in understanding the chronicles of a student movement. Here is a picture of the cover:
I am working on writing the editorial, but I am incredibly nervous about it not being up to par with their expectations. I am sure, however, that all of the writing skills I have learned at Shimer will “kick in.” The other book is Marx’s Capital for Beginners; it is a graphic book. Take a look:
It explains everything very well and simply. As you can see, the book is printed on white computer paper, that is because we have not even received an actual bound book! Exciting. Now all I have to do is figure out who we should target as potential readers!
This has been a wonderful Summer so far in part because I read and write for my internship, and it does not get any better than this!