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.”