In my first job in educational publishing, under the expert guidance of my mentor, Isa, I gained a solid foundation of editorial skills and was quickly given a fair amount of responsibility. I became an associate editor for Celebremos la Literatura Houghton Mifflin’s Spanish bilingual reading program, K-5. My role:
- One of 5 or 6 core, in-house Spanish-speaking editors.
- Managed ancillary component (Theme Book Plans) for the program.
- Did simultaneous audio translation (Spanish to English) of literature selections for English-language editors to use in developing teacher materials for Spanish-language literature.