Have a question about how to find a job with your English Ph.D. or MA in fields such as editing and content writing? I’d like your input for an upcoming interview on my blog.
This is an old post. You can view the actual interview with Benjamin Lukoff about how to become an editor here.
Selloutyoursoul.com will be interviewing Benjamin Lukoff, a Seattle writer and editor, about the process of finding a job outside of academia with an advanced degree in the humanities, as well as hopefully finding some tips about how to get your first job as an editor.
After receiving a MA in English from University College London, Benjamin Lukoff began a career as an editor and writer. He has worked as a music editor and lead copyeditor for Amazon.com, a copy/content editor for Microsoft, and a web editor and producer for Seattle’s Children Hospital. He also recently authored “Seattle Then and Now,” a book that presents archival pictures along with modern pictures of Seattle’s urban environments.
I will be interviewing him about his decision to not do a Ph.D. in English and quiz him about how he got his start as an editor. I will also ask him if he has any advice for Ph.D.’s and MA’s looking to leave academe and alternative career paths for English majors.
Have a question you want me to ask in my interview with Benjamin Lukoff? Send them to me, please.
For the best question, I will send one lucky reader a free copy of Lukoff’s book “Seattle Then and Now.”
Note: Questions to Benjamin are now closed. The interview is posted here.