Katalina's MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier

by Katalina Watt in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Katalina's MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier

Help me raise funds to pursue my MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University

by Katalina Watt in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

We did it
On 29th August 2018 we successfully raised £220 with 7 supporters in 28 days

WHO ARE YOU?

Hello! I'm Katalina and I'm trying to raise £5850 to cover my tuition for a Masters of Science in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University. 

Since graduating from the University of Glasgow with an Undergraduate Masters in English Lit, I have pursued jobs in copywriting, bookselling, and digital publishing for the Audio department at Little, Brown in London.

I have volunteered as a Writing Mentor at the Ministry of Stories in London, a non-profit dedicated to nurturing creativity and literacy in East London youth. I have also volunteered as a Fiction Committee Member for the judging panel of the Red Cedar Awards in Canada. 

Through these experiences, I discovered my passion for championing diverse stories and voices and I want to pursue a postgraduate degree in Publishing to help broaden my skills and find my place within the industry.

WHAT IS THE COURSE?

Edinburgh Napier University's programme is a cracking course which focuses on practical skills and projects, work experience, networking, and fully equipping students to jump into a publishing career! 

One of the only two in Scotland, the course is unique in its industry-focused project-based education. It is also the only doubly-accredited postgrad publishing provision and has received the Creative Skillset Tick. The professors work closely with leading bodies and organisations in Scottish publishing, such as the Professional Publishers Association.  

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?

All funds raised will go towards paying my tuition for this course (minus Crowfunder's 8% fee from the total raised).

A scholarship was essential for me to complete my undergrad. Regrettably, there is very limited postgrad funding, and competition for scholarships is fierce.  There's a critical lack of funding in the arts in general, as well as in humanities education. As a future publisher, I am dedicated to breaking elitism in academia as well as ensuring the arts are accessible for all.

I intend to pursue other bursary and grant opportunities that are available to me. I also have some savings which will go towards tuition and living costs and I plan to find part-time employment during my studies to help cover as much of these costs as I can.


Donations will be exchanged for rewards of your choosing and I'd like to thank you for taking the time to read my campaign and for your generosity. 

Many thanks,

Katalina x 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Social Media Shoutout

I will give you a personal shoutout on Twitter/Facebook for being such a diamond.

£10 or more

Postcard/Note

Everyone loves snail mail. I'll write you a postcard or note thanking you for making it rain.

£15 or more

List of Book Recommendations

Bookselling is pretty much professional book recommendations, and I'd love to give you some tailored ideas for your next favourite read.

£20 or more

Mystery Book & Note

I will send you a free mystery book or ARC and a thank you note. It's like a grown-up goodybag!

£25 or more

Swing Dance Basics

Did you know I've been dancing and performing Swing since 2013? I'd love to help you hit the floor by teaching you some basic moves in any of the following styles: Lindy Hop (Follow), Blues, Charleston, or Solo Jazz.

£30 or more

Proofreading

I will proofread a short piece of work (fiction or non-fiction) up to 1000 words. I'll even whip out my red pen.

£40 or more

Dissertation Dedication

You will be personally thanked in the dedication for my dissertation at the end of my MSc.

£50 or more

Editing Services

I will edit a piece/several pieces of fiction/non-fiction including micro & macro edits e.g. grammar all the way to essay/story cohesion. (Up to 3000 words) "Your edits are bloody amazing" - Natasha Whearity, Marketing Exec at Hachette Children's Group "Kat's edits were precise & thought-provoking. [H]er feedback helped me feel confident [...] & prepared to submit to publishers."- Ellen MacAskill, Author of 'The A9' in Hometown Tales, pub 2018

£60 or more

Podcast Episode on Book or Video Game

Did you know I've hosted two podcast shows, More Than a Pair on narrative in video games and one on books and mental health for Fearless Femme? I would love to blather away and record and edit a podcast episode (under 30mins) discussing any book or video game of your choice.

£100 or more

Short Fiction

Be my literary patron and I will write a short piece of fiction personalised for you based on your choice of prompts/theme/genre. Includes erotica but be careful what you wish for. (Up to 1000 words) Winner of GU's Creative Writing Society Short Story Comp 2015 & Distinction in Undergrad Creative Writing Dissertation.

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