This post was first published on the Texter Communications blog on 3 March 2017, introducing me as the new TC Intern.
HI, I’M KATE AND I AM THE NEW INTERN ON THE TEXTER COMMUNICATIONS TEAM
I’m here to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me. I am from a tiny village in the rolling hills of Devon, UK and am in the final year of my English and Creative Writing degree.
My first professional experience was with Penguin Random House, which triggered my interest in all things marketing and communications.
These days, I write content for a new global finance company called Brickcoin and have been involved in three student-led publishing projects: Grub Street, Penryn Press and an ongoing project for the National Trust. We are publishing a book written by Man Booker long-listed author, Wyl Menmuir, which will be revealed at the South West Outdoor Festival.
I grew up surrounded by animals. We have alpacas, sheep, Shetland ponies, a beautiful collie dog, two cats and some chickens. Each time I head off to University I find I am loaded down with fresh chicken eggs. It was eggcellent for Pancake Day! My apologies, I promise not to use any more bad puns. Do you have Pancake Day in the US? It’s basically a great excuse to eat pancakes.
Kids have the biggest imaginations so I tend to read and enjoy a lot of children’s books. One of my long-term favourite authors is the great and terrible Darren Shan (who also happens to be brilliant at marketing!). I’m also a huge fan of Patrick Ness and Michelle Paver, who I have only recently discovered.
I think I’ve told you more than enough for now, feel free to get in touch if you want to chat to me or anyone else on the Texter Team. As I've almost finished my third and final year of university, it won’t be long until I’m released into the real world and I hope I get to work with you soon!