A home office, coffee shops, dedicated gaming, and writing books. This week we meet Editor and Project Manager for Rockable Press, Amanda Hackwith.
What is it like working for Envato, and what are some of the jobs you’ve had with us?
Wow, working at Envato during the last two years has certainly been a whirlwind trip, but it’s been full of opportunities I never dreamed possible. The great thing about working at Envato is you are constantly being presented with new opportunities and challenges.
I’ve worked for Envato since January 2009. Hard to believe it’s been more than two years! After being a long-time buyer and participant in the marketplaces as a corporate designer, I applied for a Site Manager position, interviewed with Cyan, and got brought on to manage the not-yet-released marketplace that no one had heard of: GraphicRiver. Getting to manage GraphicRiver from inception up to what it is today was such an amazing gig and I was lucky to get to work with some really amazing talent in our community!
In addition to GraphicRiver, I also worked on FreelanceSwitch, first as a Community Manager and then as a Editor in May 2010. FreelanceSwitch is a huge site with very discerning readers so it was a fantastic experience. During that time, I also got approached by Rockable Press to complete a survey on FreelanceSwitch, do some interviews, and write a book about the results. That eventually grew into Freelance Confidential and my currrent job at Rockable!
Now I’m Editor and Project Manager for Rockable Press, Envato’s publishing company. That means I work with Naysan Naraqi on all aspects of new books and projects. I work with writers and readers while they write the manuscripts, designers while we build the layout, and the rest of the Envato staff on everything else. It’s interesting because I get to do a bit of everything, writing, editing, design, promotions.