Area graduate got opportunity to help edit book
College can provide so many great opportunities to get involved and find experiences. I’m a Medford graduate of 2015 and I’m currently at UW-Stevens Point for Elementary Education and minoring in Creative Writing. I’m on track to graduate in the fall of 2020 and can’t wait to start teaching. But I’m here to talk about the experiences I have had through my minor. I took a Creative Writing minor to learn how to be a better writer and one day write my own book, but on top of that I found myself immersed in the world of editing and publishing. In one of my classes this year I became a part of UWSP’s very own publishing company Cornerstone Press.
Each semester we publish a book or two which is submitted through the Cornerstone Press’s website. This fall my class was tasked with a short story book that will be part of Cornerstone’s Legacy Series, “Great Escapes from Detroit” written by Joe O’Malley. We get to work as a working publishing team, which includes; marketing team, design team, sales team and editing team (which I was a part of). Although I was only part of the editing team I was able to learn how and what each team did through our weekly team meetings.
As we are about halfway through the semester, it will be about time to start printing the book we have all been working on. The launch day will be December 5 and will be available for purchase through the Cornerstone’s website which can be found on UWStevens Point website (uwsp.edu). You can also follow the press on Facebook (Cornerstone Press) and Instagram (cornerstone.press) for more information on “Great Escapes from Detroit” and any of the other books that have been published by Cornerstone Press. Working with everyone in class has truly been an amazing experience and the book is something we are all very proud of. Cornerstone Press has provided me a great opportunity and experiences I will carry throughout my life. — Sarah Lundy, Stevens Point