Westchester Words UK is geared towards publishing industry professionals and others who are passionate about the creation of content, books, and the business of publishing.
These information-packed episodes feature conversations focused on topics including culturally responsive education, project management considerations, diversity, equity, and inclusion, supply chain impacts, the general state of the publishing industry, and much more.
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Working outside traditional publishing: Supporting foundations, charities and institutions
Rosie Stewart leads a discussion with Tyler Carey and Julie Willis on the ways in which Westchester works with foundations, charities and institutions. This fast-paced and often highly confidential work comes with its own requirements and challenges.
Publishing Services Manager, EMC Design
Rosie Stewart, in conversation with Kat Mitchell, Publishing Services Manager at emc design, discussing the relationship between design and editorial mark-up, as well as how proofreading methods and mark-up have changed over the past decade, where we are now, and what the future might look like.
Editorial Processes, Part 2: Working with Freelancers
Kat Mitchell and Rosie Stewart
In this second instalment about editorial processes, Rosie Stewart and Kat Mitchell discuss their experiences of working with freelance editors and proofreaders, including the importance of maintaining open communication, and ways in which editing and proofreading have been affected by the development of digital publishing.
Returning to School: The Challenges and Benefits
Rebecca Durose-Croft and Sarah Loader
Rebecca Durose-Croft and literary consultant, Sarah Loader continue their conversation from the previous episode, Lessons Learnt in Lockdown, discussing some of the challenges and the benefits of returning to school, for children, parents, and educators.
Lessons Learnt in Lockdown
Rebecca Durose-Croft and Sarah Loader
During the first eighteen months of the pandemic, many schools across the UK were on lockdown. Rebecca Durose-Croft converses with literacy consultant, Sarah Loader about the lessons educators and parents learnt, and what will be carried forward as children return to the classroom setting.
Audio Excerpts from the Publishing Now '21 webinar: International Publishing & Brexit
Featuring Cathy Felgar, Tom Chalmers, and Dominique Raccah
Cathy Felgar, of Princeton University Press, Tom Chalmers, Managing Director of Legend Times Ltd and Dominique Raccah, of Sourcebooks discuss International Publishing & Brexit, answering questions from moderator Jim Milliot, of Publishers Weekly about how the pandemic has impacted their businesses in terms of sourcing materials, printing and binding books overseas, and importing finished products, as well as the challenges Brexit has posed for publishers within the UK and internationally.
How Westchester Education UK & International Supports Education Publishers and Content Providers
Content and Services Director, Westchester Education UK & International
Rebecca discusses how Westchester partners with education publishers, ed-tech providers, and other education entities to create superior curriculum materials for students and teachers.
Culturally Responsive Education and its Importance for UK Educational Content Development
Marquita Celestine, Rebecca Durose-Croft, and Kaye Jones
In this episode, Marquita Celestine and Rebecca Durose-Croft of Westchester Education UK & International, chat with Kaye Jones, founder of The Herstorian, about the definition of CRE (Culturally Responsive Education), how it differs from DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), and why CRE can empower all students to achieve academic success.