The work at the German publisher Pepperbooks entailed editing, proofreading and project management. Apart from proofreading and editing their first two children’s books, the tasks included co-organizing contacts such as the printing agency, the confectioners appearing in Harald – The Story of the Most Beautiful Chocolatechip-Chocolatecake and the illustrator for Phil and the Guardian of Time. As a team, we fine-tuned the titles, made cover suggestions and decided on smaller and major content changes to ensure the best results.
Both books were written by writer and psychologist Diana Raufelder, who collaborated with the team to decide on the changes suggested.
Since 2011, the editorial team at buchbesprechung.de, a German literature website, provides an alternative to mainstream literature reviews, discussions and writing advice. Managing the annual short story competition, the stories need to be proofread and the e-books with the winning stories created . The e-book of the 2012 competition has been supported by epubli, an independent e-publisher.
Nickstories is a special German short story platform. The incoming stories are checked for spelling and grammar mistakes. The experience here was also a motivation to dive deeply into the German grammar framework. Studying linguistics helps to explore grammar in depth, although it often poses more questions than it answers.