Happy Sunday, WG2E-Land!!!
Today, I’ve got a great tip for y’all on one superfab fun and pay it forward way to run your Epublishing Empires…
Yep…as in College Interns!!!
Meet my superfab new Intern/Personal Assistant Samantha (and her wonderful Significant Other Kevin)
Samantha is a Graphic Design and Photography Major at Indiana University (in Bloomington, IN), and she’s my A-mazing new Personal Assistant!!!
I’ve been working with her Academic Advisers this past week, and we’ve come up with an exciting program that will allow Sam to be my Personal Assistant through December of this year and achieve 3 College Credits towards her major for doing so!
What a way for a Design Student to get “real-world” experience, right?!
And what a way for us, as Indie Epub Authors, to have a personal Graphic Designer for all-things Promo right at our fingertips, for FREE!!!
It’s a total win-win!!!
***Now then, my DH and I will be sweetening the pot a bit for Sam as her official Internship doesn’t begin until the Fall Semester and will be Free to us as she works to earn her college credits. We’ve also gone ahead and hired her for the Summer though, which will be a paid gig for her!!!
What all kinds of things will Sam be doing for D. D. Scott-ville?
Here’s what I submitted to her Advisers:
First, I’m over the moon to have Sam as my Intern! She’s one brilliant, hard-working and very talented gal!As to the details you need:1. Sam’s duties will include the following tasks: Design the Ebook Covers for a few of my 2013 releases; Design my Promotional Materials (which include online and print designs for Special Event Postcards, Posters, Display Boards and Tables, and a gazillion superfab fun tchotchkes); Design Online Ads for me for Facebook; Manage my site for all-things Ereading, The RG2E, where she’ll be responsible for my daily Ebook of The Day (EOTD) Features as well as create waaay wonderful banners and posters to promote various online events on the site; Prepare all materials for me for Reader Conference Appearances like this year’s Killer Nashville August 23rd-26th, where I’ll be giving a workshop and speaking on an Epublishing Panel; Assist me in planning and carrying out my over-the-top fabulous D. D. Scott-ville Bootscootin’ Bash to be held at The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville on Friday, August 24th; Design several PowerPoint Presentations I’ll need for future speaking engagements; plus, Any Other Projects I develop in the mean time needing her design and organizational skills.2. She’ll work for me six to eight hours per week.3. And that will include the time period of August 20th – December 8th.
And here’s what Sam submitted stating how this would help her career plans:
This internship will be based primarily in design and the use of Photoshop, with some emphasis on photography. My biggest projects will be creating covers for potential ebooks that my supervisor may be writing in the future. This will involve the use of design skills in Adobe Photoshop and possibly photography, allowing me to practice my visual storytelling, and design and photography techniques. Along with the cover design, there is the potential that I will be working on promotional posters for both online and print, online advertisements and banners, and other small promotional handouts. With these projects, I will also be using Photoshop and photography to generate art, but also possibly InDesign to create page layouts. Using photography in a promotional approach will give me experience in art and photography in advertising. Throughout the internship, I also hope to learn how to better identify and evaluate current trends in the design market in order to produce the most effective designs that I can.
Because these tasks are the type of projects I hope to build a career on one day, they will be great practice and experience to add to my major. I will be able to take my classroom knowledge and apply them directly to my internship work, then take my experience from the internship and apply it to my course work, all the while constantly making connections between the two.
Great stuff here, right?!
I luuuvvv that we, as Indie Epub Authors, can pay it forward to students like this…and give them a superfab experience on which to build their futures!!!
P.S. And wait till y’all hear about my D. D. Scott-ville Bootscootin’ Bash – part of this year’s Killer Nashville Mystery Writers and Readers Conference! Here’s a hint…think the 2nd and 3rd floors of Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon all ours and some very special Top of The Country Charts Music City Superstars…Details coming soon…
In the mean time…
It’s Your Turn, WG2E-Land: Have any of you partnered with Interns? And how all have you used their expertise, skills and talents? How many of you think you might give this avenue a try?
The Best of WG2E Think Interns Wishes — D. D. Scott