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Staff profile: Editorial, Charlotte

This is the second in a series of staff profiles we shall be sharing. A little insight into the hardworking staff behind your publications. We hope you enjoy reading!

Charlotte Finn
Editorial

How long have you worked for Wearset and what did you do before?

I’ve worked here for over two years now. Before joining Wearset, I lived in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, working as an intern for an educational publisher called Diesterweg straight after graduating university.

What does a typical working day involve?

A lot of different tasks that includes checking proofs from the raw manuscript right through to the final product, checking edited artwork, answering email queries (mainly from copy-editors) and working with and consulting other departments about current projects.

What’s your favourite aspect of the job?

I get to work on a variety of titles from a range of subjects so I’m always learning new nuggets of information. Plus, in my role my grammar policing skills are actually valued and of service for the production of high quality products for our customers. (Rather than simply being used to spot and occasionally correct mistakes on social media posts!)

What has been your favourite project so far, and why?

I get to work on such a variety of titles that it’s difficult to choose, but I do often find myself spending much more time on jobs about psychology, education, music, film or anything with German in it.

People would be surprised if they knew this about you…

1. I’m a twin (but unfortunately not an identical one, I have a twin brother).
2. I have a pet African pygmy hedgehog called Bramble.

What’s the best thing about the North East?

When I lived in Germany the things I missed the most were the friendly Geordies and their banter, the local cuisine (i.e. Greggs and the Fat Hippo burgers) and the familiar local spots I’d spend my free time (shopping in Newcastle, walks along Seaburn beach front or Chopwell woods and taking my nephew to Beamish).

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