Christine Carswell

Christine Carswell

Publisher


Chronicle Books

San Francisco, CA USA


Make your own luck. Yes, a lot of this comes from luck, but a lot of the time, you can make that luck yourself.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
She started reading when she was three years old, and she was always fascinated by the power of words.
Grew up in Scotland, where moving 13 miles away to go to university was considering “moving away from home.”
In Scotland’s school system, she had to pick her major right away and stick with it; as a result, she studied English literature with an intense focus.
However, even with that specialized study, she still had no idea what she wanted to do when she graduated.
She spent a year working as a secretary, because as a women of her class, that was the go-to entry level career.
After a year, she realized that she didn’t want to be someone’s assistant any longer; she wanted to go back to pursuing her passions for reading and literature.
Naturally, she was led into the publishing industry; she loves her current job as a publisher because it involves a lot of collaboration.
Chalks a lot of her success up to her Scottish work ethic; her school’s motto was, “Nothing without work.”
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
English Language and Literature, General
University of Edinburgh
certification
Certification/License
French Studies
Aberdeen College
Career

Career

Publisher

I strive to help grow the work of authors, illustrators, and others in the creative community.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Education
Education
Being Creative
Being Creative

Day to Day

My work is different every day because there is a lot that goes into it. I implement policies, approve project acquisitions, monitor spending, assign job titles, and make decisions about how the company operates. I am also responsible for overseeing all the departments within the company, including the editorial and production departments. My role is to help grow the work of authors and illustrators, but also grow the work of the creative community.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

When thinking about a career in publishing, you should be thinking about what you can bring to this book or format that no other publisher can bring. Having a true passion for the gift of reading is essential.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Make your own luck and make your own discoveries.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
English Language and Literature, General
certification
Certification/License
French Studies
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I don't want to get involved in a career that's similar to what I've been studying for four years in college. "

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant
First-Generation College Student