Ami Greko


Encounters in Publishing #4: 90% of Publishing, by Ami Greko

Pretty much everything about the Columbia Publishing Course was weird to me. I was twenty-four and living in a dorm again. With a meal plan. And giant breaks in the middle of the day where I was expected to sit in the sun and “study,” as opposed to my previous sunny day activity, sitting in a cubicle proofreading articles for the scientific journal Molecular Cell.

The weirdest thing about the Columbia Course, though, was our twice weekly sherry hour. They were, as far as I could tell, mandatory. There was never any sherry around, just red wine from what I suspect was a box, and those little cheese cubes that get a sort of shiny film after about five minutes out of the refrigerator.

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