I’ve discovered a passion for editing, says Megan

Megan Ingram-Jones, BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing student, could never decide what she wanted to do after graduation but since joining DAPS, the Creative Writing society and working her way up to Junior Co-Head, she found her passion for editing.

“DAPS is a creative writing anthology, open to all students. The publication includes a variety of students’ work published annually and is a collection of pieces ranging from poetry to travel pieces, autobiographies to scripts.

Since joining the team, I have seen a number of students participate from Maths to Geology, but we are predominantly BA (Hons) English or BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing students.

Working my way up to Junior Co-Head means I am able to read and edit work submitted by students. I enjoy communicating with the people behind the pieces and gaining a deeper understanding as to what the piece means to them.

My role also asks me to help the Senior Co-Head run meetings, gain sponsors for the society, communicate with the Students’ Union regarding events/fundraising and everything else that goes into publishing.

I feel I have improved my skills rather than gained any, however I have seen the biggest improvement within my editorial skills which have helped me on my course when proofreading. I feel more comfortable and aware of what goes into editing pieces.

I was previously unsure of what route to take after graduation, but with the help of the course and being involved in DAPS, I know editing or publishing is where I would like to pursue a career.”

 

If you’re interested in joining DAPS, you can sign up at Freshers’ Fair or by emailing dapsusw@gmail.com