I learned just how important LinkedIn is in Professor José's Writing in the Global Context class. Our assignment was to create an account and think about how people (future employers especially) will percieve us. Often hiring managers will immediately disreguard a candidate if they are not on this platform.
So I'm pretty excited! Last Friday I was able to meet with Marie Loughlin, owner of the family business, Painted Turtle. With all Michigan Ingredients (and naturally gluten free as labeled on the can) they have quite the story!
This past Monday, I learned how to post our articles onto the website. Using wordpress, InDesign, & Photoshop I was able to put it all together. However there are a lot of steps that go into posting. I had to seleect photos from saved files and change them in Photoshop from CYMK to RGB and upload them in two places on the post—the featured image slot as well as in the body. An image of the article from the physical magazine had to be taken from InDesign and inserted on the bottom of the postas well.
My few weeks at Women's LifeStyle have been quite the learning experience. I have been producing content as well as going out to local businesses and interviewing them or picking up items for photo shoots.
Starting my first day as an intern yesterday, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Being a small office that only has a few concrete people on staff, I was told I was going to be a doing a little bit of everything. Content writers only contribute from their free time and aren't paid which I think takes the magazine to a whole new level because people truly want to spend their time writing for it.