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Dzanc Books

Editorial Intern

June - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

Michelle Dotter, the internship coordinator, was incredibly knowledgeable about all things publishing. She spent weekly Skype calls going in depth about the different aspects of the publishing field and taught us little tips and tricks to get our foot in the door. The internship work itself provided interns with the opportunity to look at writing in a new lens, both from a publishing and marketing perspective, and challenged us to think in different perspectives.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

I recommend taking this internship if you're interested in the editorial and publishing world at all. Michelle is an excellent role model and connection for writers, and you'll learn an amazing amount of information through your internship as well as get to read works that will inspire you and leave you in awe.
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Editorial Intern

June - August 2019 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

The ability to work from home.

What I wish was different

To have been paid.

Advice

Look diligently, because you never know what you might find.
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Editorial Intern

June - September 2019 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

I loved how flexible they were. They also had many opportunities to learn and try new things.

What I wish was different

Advice

Volunteer to do more than they ask of you. Try your hand at every opportunity that comes your way, and you'll learn so much.
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Copy Editor intern

January - May 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Michelle was amazing to work with. I learned so much! I was introduced to the publishing industry, and many different works.

What I wish was different

I wouldn’t change a thing.

Advice

Be prepared to read all sorts of different pieces of literature.
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Editorial Internship

January 2017 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

This internship was absolutely perfect. The internship adviser not only instructed us and taught us via the work she assigned, but also gave mini lectures on the publishing industry. She was available to all of us to answer any of our questions, and got back to us very quickly. The work was flexible because you could ask for extra beyond what was assigned. Because of the quality of the extra work I took on, the internship adviser, now Editor-in-Chief, asked me to continue working for Dzanc after the other seasonal interns stopped.

What I wish was different

One area -- the only area -- in which the internship was lacking was that it is remote. This was a perk also, though.

Advice

Ask for all of the extra work, every type you can: proofreading, copy editing, grant writing, everything. This is a free learning opportunity, so take advantage of it.
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intern

May - August 2017 • Davison, MI

What I liked

It was remote so I could go on summer vacation without worrying about missing work.

What I wish was different

I would have liked an in person meeting with my boos, but she lived in Colorado and that was unlikely.

Advice

Space out the readings, don't do them all at once or they may get jumbled in our head. Read and digest before moving on. Remember that your opinions effect real people who worked hard on these stories and they deserve your time.
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