Jeremy Lewis works for a major publisher acquiring new books on chemistry and other sciences and seeing them through their development, from concept to finished product. To perform his job, he relies on knowledge of a broad cross-section of scientific disciplines, as well as specialized knowledge of book editing and publishing. He also oversees the day-to-day business operations for four journals his company publishes on medical and life sciences.
Early in his undergraduate career, Lewis took approximately two-and-a-half years of science, including chem I and II and organic chemistry, as well as courses in biology, physics, and genetics. Later, he decided to change his major, and completed his B.A. in English with honors.
After earning his Masters degree in 2002, Lewis worked briefly for another publisher in New York City, and then learned of the opportunity at Oxford University Press. He began at OUP working in its literary studies area, and when the chemistry acquisitions editor position opened up a few years later, he applied for the job and was hired.