Notre Dame Press co-hosts Publishing Boot Camp

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On Aug. 15-18, the University of Notre Dame Press and the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development Graduate Career Services hosted the inaugural Publishing Boot Camp for graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The intensive, four-day boot camp was held in the Hesburgh Library and provided a rigorous program, hands-on activities and guidance from publishing professionals to enable grad students to explore career options beyond the faculty track in scholarly publishing. Experts from Notre Dame Press and guest speakers conducted sessions on a wide range of topics from acquisitions and peer review to book editing and design to marketing and sales strategies.

Publishing Boot Camp participants shared that the sessions were informative and valuable to their career goals; one commented, “Learning from the experts of academic publishing during the boot camp helped me to better prepare my dissertation as a book and furthered my understanding of academic publishing.” 

The program was designed by Notre Dame Press Director Stephen Wrinn, Assistant Director Michelle Sybert and Managing Editor Matthew Dowd. Sponsors included the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Graduate School, Hesburgh Libraries and the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development Graduate Career Services.

For more information, contact Michelle Sybert, assistant director, University of Notre Dame Press, at or 574-631-4910.