The Kingston Publishing Blog entered a new era last week, with our first appointment of a dedicated editor. For the next three and a bit months, MA Publishing and Creative Writing student Ben Hewitt will be taking over the reins, ensuring regular high-quality posts from lecturers, students and industry specialists. Ben says of himself:
“Before coming to Kingston University, I did my undergraduate studies in my hometown at the University of Birmingham, graduating with a 2:1 in American Studies and Film – an interdiscplinary course that boosted my creative side as well as allowing me to gain my academic and professional feet.
Coupled with my lifelong love of all things literary, the unique combination of the MA in Publishing and Creative Writing at Kingston was a clear choice to kickstart my career within the exciting creative economy.
I have a professional background in copy-editing and media production as well as a good deal of journalism experience at UoB’s Redbrick newspaper, all of which I hope to bring to the Kingston Publishing Blog as it grows from strength to strength this year.”