Monday, January 10, 2011

Introducing: Elizabeth Shrider

Elizabeth Shrider recently joined the Barbour team as an assistant marketing manager. She's answered a few questions so we can all get to know her better.

What is your new role at Barbour?

As an assistant marketing manager, I work mainly with publicity and advertising for the books we publish. There is no typical day for me, which I love! I could be doing anything from posting reviews online to writing press releases and making advertising pieces for our upcoming releases.

What brought you to Barbour?

I graduated from Heidelberg University in May, with a degree in public relations and English writing…and thus began the job search. I applied for what felt like a hundred jobs before I found a listing online for Barbour Publishing. It was pretty far from home (my hometown is about 2 and a half hours from Uhrichsville) but I decided to just go for it!

What interests you about the publishing industry?

I think the most exciting thing about the publishing industry is all of the work that goes in to every book. There is more to publishing than just coming up with an idea and creating a story!

Where did you grow up and here do you live now?

I grew up in Northwest Ohio, in a small village called Mt. Blanchard. After getting this job at Barbour, I made the big move to New Philadelphia and I now have an adorable one-bedroom apartment downtown, on “the square.”

What is your nickname?

My name is Elizabeth, but most people call me Betsy. Elizabeth is my big-girl, professional name.

What is one thing you cannot live without?

Coffee, definitely coffee. I don’t think I could function without at least one cup per day!

Are you a morning/afternoon/night person?

I am an all day person! It is rough for me to get out of bed, but once I’m up, I’m ready to take on the entire day!

What would your biography be titled?

Definitely Oh, Betsy. Whenever I tell someone a story their response is always, “Oh, Betsy.”


Julie Jarnagin said...

Congrats on your new job! I love your photo with the dog. What kind is it?

Kaye Dacus said...

Elizabeth, you'll have to post pictures of your new digs. New Philly is such a quaint, picturesque town, that I could almost be convinced to live there. ;-) (Except for that whole having to leave Nashville thing, that is.)

Welcome aboard. Looking forward to getting to know you better!

Barbara Curtis said...

Welcome to The Edit Cafe! It's nice to get to know the "behind the scenes" of your job and move. Did your dog come with you--or was he a new addition along with your move?

Ramona Richards said...

Welcome to the team! You're working with an awesome group, especially the authors. :)

Mary Connealy said...

Welcome to Barbour, Betsy.

CatMom said...

Welcome! I enjoyed reading your interview (and love your name, by the way! When I was a little girl my favorite doll was named Betsy).
Blessings, Patti Jo Moore
P.S. Although I am a "cat person" your dog is precious!! :)

Patty said...

Welcome, Eliabeth! I'm sure you've already figured out that you're working with some very wonderful people in Becky and Joanne. And the Barbour authors are so talented! You're going to have a wonderful time!

Patty Smith Hall

Elizabeth said...

Thank you everyone!

...and that is my parents puppy, Fudgie. He's a Shorkie--Shih Tzu/Yorkie mix. We got him about a month before I moved...unfortunately I'm not allowed to have pets in my apartment, or I would steal him!

Ronie Kendig said...

So great to "meet" you like this, Elizabeth! Welcome to the Barbour team. It's already been a joy working with you on books!

Rhonda Gibson said...

Congratulations on the new job Elizabeth. It's nice meeting you here.

Carla Gade said...

Welcome! So nice to meet you and congratulations on your new job!