Alumni - Brianna Corbett, MA Publishing

Brianna Corbett (MA Publishing 2010), who is the Production Archivist at Taylor & Francis, was shortlisted for the prestigious Kim Scott Walwyn Prize in 2015. Founded in 2003, the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize honours the life and career of Kim Scott Walwyn - who was Publishing Director at Oxford University Press and who died in 2002 - and celebrates exceptional women in publishing. The 2015 prize was awarded to Rebecca Lewis-Oakes, who is an Editor at Puffin Books...

The judges said of Brianna: ‘[she] has impressed with the passion and resourcefulness she shows in her role as Production Archivist. In this newly created role, Brianna’s clear enthusiasm for organisation has resulted in a carefully managed archive system. But more impressively, Brianna’s tenacity for detail has had a direct impact on workflow for the company – Brianna evidently understands the important role metadata plays in the modern publishing process. In some part, Brianna’s passion for quality control has enabled her company’s publishing to run more efficiently, and it’s for such dedication to detail that Brianna has made the shortlist for the prize. Much like Kim herself did, she shows fantastic potential and clearly thinks beyond the requirements of her role.’

Brianna's response to being shortlisted was: 'I can't describe the excitement I felt after opening my inbox and unexpectedly seeing my name on the shortlist for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize! I am proud to help represent women publishing working within the technical and production sector, which contains more opportunities for creativity and innovation than is often considered. The support and trust received from colleagues and friends in the industry is the greatest help to growing any career and this prize is a huge building block in supporting the careers of women in publishing. It is an honour to be part of it.'

Posted on 04 Jun 2015 around 12pm