Swoon Spotlight: Teresa F. — Autobiographical Notes
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 Teresa F. Check back every day at 2pm to learn more about Teresa, her job, and her thoughts on life in publishing.
I studied English in undergrad and graduated with a Master’s degree in Print and Digital Publishing from NYU last May.
Do you use your degree in your current job?
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
The summer of my freshman year I worked at a company called That’s Entertainment with a few friends from high school. It was a ridiculous summer spent dressing up as characters like Spongebob, Dora the Explorer and Mario at children’s birthday parties.
How did you get into publishing?
I’d always been a big reader and kind of happened upon a job at a scientific book publisher my senior year of college, which was what made me decide that book publishing was the right career path for me. I wasn’t all that interested in the subject manner of the books we published (chemistry and biomedical books just don’t do it for me), but I loved the process behind creating a book and knew that this was the industry I wanted to ultimately end up in.