Elspeth Male Letter to Judges

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Elspeth Male Letter to Judges

  1. 1. 1550 Owens Store RoadCanton, GA 30115April 18, 2012Judges, Senior ProjectCreekview High School1550 Owens Store RoadCanton, GA 30115Dear Judges:Hello, my name is Elspeth Male. I have enjoyed reading since I was a little kid and to this day Ilove any opportunity to curl up with a good book. I would like to be able to translate this loveinto a future career. Since I am the Co-Editor of our school’s yearbook, I thought I could takethose skills and use them to see if book editing is a job I would take pleasure in. I also plan toattend the University of Georgia and major in English to help accomplish this goal.For my senior project I edited and helped to publish my friend, Morgan Hughley’s, book. Iresearched the advancements in publishing and learned how much the publishing process hasevolved since its beginnings in Germany in the 1440s. At the end of my research, I realizedpublishing a novel electronically was just as important as publishing it physically. Morganstruggled to finish her novel once school became busier so we were not able to print the bookthrough an actual publisher. However, Morgan and I were able to publish her novel, A Time forEverything, in print at Kinkos and as an E-book in the Nook store.I now know that I definitely want to pursue book editing as a career. It always bothers me whenthere are grammatical or content errors in books. With editing as a career, I would have thechance to make books as perfect as they can be. I find great satisfaction in finding and correctingany mistakes until there is only a flawless novel waiting to be read. I am confident in mydecision to follow a career path in English and tackle book editing as my occupation.I believe the senior project has allowed me to narrow down my choices for my future. I tried outa possible career option and found that I love it and I want to continue on this track. Books havealways been a part of my life and it is exciting to know they will be a large part of my future.Thank you for your time.Sincerely,Elspeth Male

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