Hello SYP (North and Midlands) Friends, Likers, and Followers.

Hi Society of Young Publishers – S.Y.P – (North and Midlands) committee fans, and welcome to our new blog page. We very much hope you enjoy visiting.

On this site you can keep up with all our news, information about the publishing industry, and all other articles and content relating to publishing.

A few things have happened since we’ve last been in touch with you all…

1. Though we have regrettably been silent for a while now, we are pleased to announce that the S.Y.P (North and Midlands) committee will return with a comeback event in late October 2015.
– Please watch this space for more details!

2. We warmly and proudly welcome our newest committee member, Ms Stephanie Cox.

3. We say a fond farewell to our previous committee members. Mr Wes Brown (previous Co-Chair), Ms Becky Macklin (previous Event Organiser, latterly Co-Chair), and Ms Laura Beddows (previous Event Organiser).

Introducing your S.Y.P (North and Midlands) Committee members…
Mr Jamie McGarry – Chair
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Jamie McGarry is the founder and Publisher for Valley Press – an independent publishing house based in Scarborough. He has enjoyed big success since he launched the press in 2010 and was Highly Commended in the 2012 Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards (which made it officially one of the top thirty graduate businesses in the UK, at the time).

You can find out more about Valley Press and Jamie McGarry at valleypressuk.com

Follow him on Twitter @jamiemcgarry

Ms Stephanie Cox – Events Organiser/Communications Officer
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Stephanie Cox is a Publishing Editor at Emerald Group Publishing. She has worked on newspapers, newsletters and books and was Editor of a programme for a National League basketball team. She has completed work experience at Hodder & Stoughton and Sweet & Maxwell, among others. Recently she joined the Society of Young Publishers North and Midlands committee and is a guest blogger forBookMachine. Her own blog currently hosts dozens of interviews with publishing professionals.

More about Stephanie here:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephcox
Twitter: @cox_stephanie
Blog: wordsaremycraft.wordpress.com

Ms Lee-Mey Goh – Treasurer
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Lee Mey Goh works as an Editor for a number of high-impact scholarly journals including the International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, and works for the Mark Allen Group. She has previously worked as a Subeditor for WriteEditions and currently works in London.

Find out more about Lee Mey here.

Ms Amanda Lynsdale – Secretary
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Amanda Lynsdale has a wealth of publishing experience, including promotion, proofreading, blogging, writing and editing. She has worked for a number of media companies and continues to hold several roles for different organisations.

Find out more about Amanda here.

Happy reading, writing, and publishing.
Amanda Lynsdale and Stephanie Cox, your blog contributors.

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