Monday, 15 November 2010

Meet the mentor | Iain MacGregor

Iain MacGregor has been a tremendous contributor to the SYP Mentoring Scheme over the past 2 years. Currently Publishing Director for the Collins imprint of HarperCollins, Iain was previously Associate Publisher at Mainstream in Edinburgh when I initially invited him to participate as a SYP mentor.

Iain has had extensive experience at Publisher level, with positions as Publishing Director at Cassell, Associate Publisher at Chrysalis Book Group and Publishing Director at Sanctuary Publishing. I consider any SYP mentoring student to be very fortunate to be under his tutelage -- Iain is very highly regarded in his field, an enthusiastic ambassador for the industry and displays a keen [taskmaster] interest in his students.

Iain is currently mentoring a SYP student whose goal is to make the transition from recent Literature graduate to marketing assistant in trade publishing. Iain has established an internship for the student in editorial, marketing and PR, which is currently ongoing, as well as guiding her in the direction of respected sources of industry news/information to further her development.

Thank you, Iain.

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