Sarah McIntyre (jabberworks) wrote,
Sarah McIntyre
jabberworks

Society of Authors Council

Very honoured this week to have been appointed to the Council of the Society of Authors for a ten-year term. For the press release, I wrote:

I'm thrilled to join the Council of the Society of Authors, who champion the professional needs of illustrators, translators, writers and comics creators. Together with The Bookseller magazine and my agent Jodie Hodges, the Society have been tremendously supportive of our #PicturesMeanBusiness campaign, encouraging people to see how everyone wins when they credit illustrators properly for their work. The Society also provide a valuable link to translators, who run a parallel #NameTheTranslator campaign, and more recently #TranslatorsOnTheCover. While we're working away at our desks, it's incredibly helpful to have highly skilled people on our side who have a wider overview of what's happening in the industry. Collectively the staff and the Society's members keep an eye on shifts in publishing and do the best to make sure we're not shortchanged without a fight, either behind closed doors or more high-profile in the media. I'm glad to be a part of that team, and to be able to speak up for illustrators and their valuable work that we all get to enjoy.

Big thanks to the Pictures Mean Business team: James Mayhew, Soni Speight and Woodrow Phoenix.
Tags: #namethetranslator, #picturesmeanbusiness, #translatorsonthecover, society_of_authors
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