“Try again, fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett
“It doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.” – J.C. Watts
Hello, fellow classmates! My name is Raquel Romeo and I am a Communication Studies major in third year at Wilfrid Laurier University. I am from Caledon, ON and I currently commute to school. Something that I am interested in is extreme sports, from extreme snowboarding to motocross. The image I chose to include is of my boyfriend at a Snowcross race in Quebec in 2016. For the last three years, his hobbies have become a huge part of our relationship. His dedication and motivation to his sports have inspired me to work hard in all areas of my life.
I have taken DH100 and DH200, and I am excited to learn more about the digital publishing aspect of digital humanities.
My role as a digital editor is to…
recognize the changing landscape of digital publishing and the new and exciting opportunities for both authors and publishers that it brings. The publisher’s role will still be necessary to act as an intermediary between the two parties, but we will take on more packaging responsibilities. Through the introduction of ‘the digital,’ it is our job to realize that it is no longer about the traditional books. Our role is shifting from solely focusing on content to considering how to design, market, and deliver products across multiple digital mediums. We must consider digital channels, including blogs, apps (Kindle, Kobo), and social media. Our role now has a more active hand in reaching the market. Not only has in changed the way we deliver information, but it has altered the way we access content. As we learned in class, researchers no longer have to travel far distances to access materials. They can look online and find it through online resources. Another important aspect of my role as a digital editor is to provide accurate and credible resources to researchers. Our digital world has created many new authors and therefore, it is my responsibility to distinguish between what is truthful vs. what is not. My role as a digital editor is to provide access, credibility, and find new ways to interact with content in our digital world.
Thanks for reading!