Swoon Spotlight: Rachel P. — The Basics
As part of our ongoing effort to give you a glimpse behind the scenes of publishing, we have a new feature on our blog: Swoon Spotlight! Every week we’re going to introduce you to a Swoon Reads staff member, who has volunteered their time, energy, and enthusiasm to the imprint—while still being amazing at their regular jobs! This week we are featuring Rachel P. Check back every day at 2pm to learn more about Rachel, her job, and her thoughts on life in publishing.
Senior Commissioning Editor, Macmillan Children’s Books UK.
Briefly describe your job?
I work on the 6+ list with particular focus on teen and YA.
How long have you been in your current position?
I just got promoted, so about a month! I’ve been at Macmillan for six years.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
All the reading! Plus that moment when the finished book lands on your desk – there’s really nothing like it. You work on it for over a year and then it’s a real thing, out in the world for other people to fall in love with!
What’s your least favorite part of your job?
Spreadsheets – but really, I love my job so much that I can’t really complain.