Sep 7, 2010

Back to School

It's been a busy couple of weeks! I discovered a graduate certificate program in Book and Magazine Publishing through Centennial College in Toronto. This is one of just a couple good publishing programs offered in Canada, and it's very well established and respected. How I'd managed to miss hearing about it for so long is beyond me.

So I packed up a few things and headed down to Toronto - a good friend here was lovely enough to let me house-sit her gorgeous downtown apartment while she was away over the last two weeks, so I've had a chance to unwind and get to know the city a little bit before school is full swing!

I was a (very) late applicant - I had my entrance interview this past Friday, and classes start tomorrow. But I got in! Apparently they have over 200 applicants for just over 60 spots, so I'm thrilled to have squeezed in at such late notice.

So, this is going to be exciting! I will review lots of things, and learn lots more new things. I'll get to do an industry internship, and participate in putting out a magazine. Happily, the editing classes are going with Chicago style, so at least I'll have a head start there!

Business-wise, this means that I won't be taking on new clients for a while. There's a month from mid-December to mid-January where I might be able to squeeze in some projects, but other than that I'm going to keep my slate clear so I can concentrate on school.

It's very strange to be a student again, but I'm looking forward to it. If you happen to know anything fun to do in Toronto, or better yet, if you have information that could lead to me having an apartment anytime soon, let me know!  I probably won't be updating this blog during the school year - though maybe I'll put up a few tidbits if I learn anything interesting! Thank you for reading, and feel free to keep in touch! I'd love to hear how everyone's projects are going.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are a true inspiration and great example of a life-long learner. Good luck with your program, although I have no doubt that you are up to the task.

My only hope is that you continue to post little tidbits on your blog.