Mentors for SYP Scotland’s Mentorship Scheme
Posted on September 28, 2020 in Scotland
This week each SYP branch announced their mentors for the upcoming mentorship scheme.
On the 23rd it was the turn of the Scotland team. Below are just some of our mentors volunteering their time this year.
If you are based in Scotland, you could be paired with one of the mentors listed below. Applications open on Monday 28 September and close at 11:59pm on Thursday October 8. Details on how to apply will be available on the SYP homepage soon.
But for now, let us introduce you to our first batch of mentors taking part in the 2020 SYP Scotland Mentorship Scheme…
First up is Rosie Howie, Senior Publisher at Hodder Gibson. Rosie joined Hodder Gibson – Scotland’s leading educational publishing house – as Publisher in 2018. Rosie has led the Gibson editorial team to produce a fantastic array of new books, acquired some exciting new publishing for the Scottish curriculum and, has on-boarded the popular TeeJay Maths list following acquisition in 2019 publishing resources from Early Level, right up to Advanced Higher and further education. She previously worked at Bright Red Publishing in Edinburgh where she was Publishing Manager, working directly with the owners to commission and produce new resources for Scottish schools.
Katalina Watt is Audio and Online Assistant at Canongate Books, with previous roles in Audio for Little, Brown Book Group and bookselling and events for indie bookshops. She is Podcast Director at khōréō, a speculative fiction magazine elevating immigrant and diaspora stories, and an author Longlisted for Penguin WriteNow 2020. She holds a degree in English Lit from The University of Glasgow and an MSc in Publishing from Edinburgh Napier.
Alice Hamilton-Cox is Sales Executive at Sandstone Press. After completing her joint-honours undergraduate degree of English and History at the University of Aberdeen (MA), Alice went on to get her masters in Publishing Studies from the University of Stirling. She joined Sandstone Press in 2018 and is now their sales executive, where she builds and maintains relationships with booksellers, reps and distributors.
Leah McDowell is Art & Production Director at Floris Books. Leah is an award-winning book designer and art director who is passionate about opening up the publishing industry to aspiring designers and illustrators, and developing their talent. She leads the Design & Production team at Floris Books in Edinburgh, an independent publisher of award-winning Scottish children’s books.
Megan Reid is Assistant Editor at Canongate Books. She joined Canongate in 2016 and works closely with the Publishing Director on his titles. In 2019, she co-founded the Nan Shepherd Prize to find new voices in nature writing.