Interview with Elizabeth Fetterman, Editorial Coordinator

Name: Elizabeth Fetterman Title: Editorial Coordinator Company: Weill Cornell Medicine Years in current position: 5   Elizabeth graduated from Seattle University with a B.A. in English literature and a minor in business administration. Before her job as an editorial coordinator, she worked as a managing editor for JTE Multimedia (2.5 years) and as a medical copy editor/proofreader for Springer Nature (2 years). RR: How did you get involved in medical editing/publishing? And what brought you to your current role? EF: After graduating with an English major/business minor at Seattle University, I decided to move back to the East Coast so I could pursue a career in publishing. My parents lived outside Philadelphia, and I applied for every editorial job nearby. Philadelphia is home to many medical publishers. Like many English majors, I was eager to work in fiction publishing. However, I got attached to medical publishing very quickly, both because of the diversity of the work and the authors/content. In my first two positions (Current Medicine Group and JTE Multimedia), I was trained as a project manager/medical copy editor for book chapters and journal articles. After a few years living in the Philadelphia area, I started to grow restless. It had been an exciting experience moving to Seattle for college, and I was eager to spread my wings again. I applied for positions outside Pennsylvania . . . D.C. and New York were home to many publishers and societies. I’d become very attached to medical publishing and was not interested […]

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