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Of the academic sort, just idly thinking about jobs, any input on what it's like?
i work for a company near Norwich that does a lot of packaging work for Dorling Kindersley - i.e. we design and edit the books for them cheaper than they would be able to do in-house. i've only been here two months but its good fun, learned loads of new skills...it does get quite frustrating when all your hard editing work is criticized by the powers at be at DK repeatedly, but its really interesting and theres a huge variety of projects to get involved with...hope that helps!
thanks that's useful, is it the sort of job where you are expected to do a lot of overtime in order to get stuff finished?
I went for a job subbing at UCL, working on their Distance Learning programme (as used my Nelson Mandela in prison, fact fans).
After the interview I didn't want the job; the copy I would have been working on was dull, the people I was working with seemed dull and the office was dead.
I guess it's a case-by-case thing really.