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Valuing disability in the publishing industry

Valuing disability in the publishing industry

This post is written by three people with disabilities who work in academic publishing – Simon Holt (Senior Acquisitions Editor, Elsevier) is visually impaired, Katy Alexander (Global Director for Marketing and Communications, Digital Science) has dyslexia, and Becky Degler (Digital Product Manager, Wiley) has chronic migraine. Diversity is finally at the forefront of the agenda […]

Freelance television’s diversity problem

Freelance television’s diversity problem

We caught up with former Creative Access intern Dean Webster, who spoke about the need for greater accountability when it comes diversity in the freelance television workforce… I started my career in television seven years ago as a Creative Access & PACT Diversity intern, where I was given a fully paid placement at Shine and […]

Interview advice from a publishing guru

Interview advice from a publishing guru

Have a publishing interview coming up but have no clue what to expect? We caught up with our former Harlequin UK intern – turned Head of Zeus Commissioning Editor, and now the Editorial Director for Orion Books, Rhea Kurien, to ask her about her top tips for acing those interview questions… 1. Tell me a little […]

Amazing dyslexics and the jobs they do

Amazing dyslexics and the jobs they do

In honour of Jessica Kingsley Publisher’s upcoming book ‘The Bigger Book of Amazing Dyslexics’, we spoke to authors Kathy Forsyth and Kate Power about the incredible work that dyslexic people do across all the creative industries! Welcome to the colourful world of dyslexia. Looking to inspire our teenage dyslexics through secondary school and college, we spent three […]

Brighton Publishing Masterclass announced for 4th February 2020

Brighton Publishing Masterclass announced for 4th February 2020

Love books but not sure how to make a career out of it? If the answer is yes then you’re in luck! Sign up for an evening of inspiration, information and networking with the Publishers Association and leading industry professionals to learn all about how you can turn your passion for reading into a lifelong career… Our next […]

A careers speed dating session at Twitter HQ

A careers speed dating session at Twitter HQ

At the heart of the Twittersphere, this month’s masterclass saw the Creative Access community gathered at Twitter HQ for a ‘speed dating’ session with a host of leading industry professionals We were joined by nine experienced creatives with bundles of knowledge ready to bestow on our interns and alumni. The room – packed to the […]

Steps towards a House of Diversity

Steps towards a House of Diversity

A perfect setting for our autumnal masterclass – this month’s event saw Creative Access interns and alumni gathered in the Palace of Westminster to speak to a cross-party group of MPs and Lords on all things politics and diversity. Hosted by Baroness Margaret McDonagh, former Leader of the House of Commons, the panel gave us a valuable […]