Nat, senior editor
Tell us a bit about you and how you came to work at Priddy Books.
I have worked at Priddy on and off for 13 years, started off in the sales and production team before moving into editorial. The only department I haven’t worked in is Design!
What does a normal day look like for you?
No day is the same as an editor at Priddy. I could be checking circulation material, writing books or discussing projects with the team. An editor is essentially a project manager for each title, so we keep books on track and moving along.
What is your favorite part of your job?
The best part of my job is coming up with new ideas—I love the start of a project when you can go absolutely anywhere with a book, before we get reined in by costs! I love the freedom that you get at Priddy to develop ideas and be creative, just like a being a big kid really! I also really enjoy being part of a close team, we all support each other.
What bit of your job do you think people would be most surprised to learn you do?
Although editors primarily deal with ‘words’, we are actually very involved in the visual and technical side of the books too, providing feedback on artwork, and coming up with book concepts too.
Do you have any highlights in the Priddy Books list?
I don’t think I actually have a favorite book I’ve worked on, as there have been so many that I like for different reasons! I also feel proud when I’ve helped out a colleague on their projects too, we work on books for a long time (sometimes two years) so it’s always great to see the end result.