I vowed to become an editor after getting flummoxed over a simple English grammar question while teaching in Japan.
I signed up for the publishing course, hoping to learn about the finer points of punctuation. What I got instead was a comprehensive A-Z of publishing. During the course, I realised that editing was just one part of a much larger process. Being able to study all aspects of publishing helped me to figure out what I wanted to do for a career.
In my first week employed at Wellington educational publisher South Pacific Press, I was handed a major international project to publish. Since then, I have managed the publishing of resources, both hard-copy and digital, for American, British, Australian and New Zealand schools. I am now their publishing manager.