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Episode 41: How to be an editor with Plume's Kate Napolitano

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Plume Senior Editor Kate Napolitano recorded this in October 2016, right before my schedule went to hell in a Coach bag, but I'm happy to finally share it with you. A graduate of The College of New Jersey, Kate's got a girl-next-door vibe and she gives us an honest look at working your way up the ranks in the world's oldest apprenticeship style career. (Not sure if it's actually the world's oldest, but it has to be close.) Kate purchased Phoebe Robinson's debut book "You Can't Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have To Explain." Robinson is a comedian, actress, writer, and one half of 2 Dope Queens, the popular WNYC podcast.

Here are some highlights from the show:

  • Kate’s Publishing Journey 5:17
  • Middle-age career change into publishing? 8:15
  • I can’t believe I have this job! 10:29
  • Phoebe “Culture Tastemaker” Robinson 11:50
  • What can writers learn from Phoebe’s book? 16:03

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