Eastern Michigan University

Reading and Writing the College Experience

The Eastern Michigan University First-Year Writing Program published two editions of their English 120 course reader at a local copy shop. Desiring a more attractive, professional publication than this coursepack-like book, the faculty turned to Bedford/St. Martin's Custom Publishing.

To their delight, we edited the original headnotes, created a handsome design, and produced a reader worthy of a course whose goal is to introduce students to using writing and reading for inquiry. The EMU-Bedford relationship has endured, and the fifth edition of Reading and Writing the College Experience is currently being used by all first-year students taking English 120.

"The custom publishing staff was incredibly helpful clearing copyrights, designing the text, and providing general feedback; people were always available when we needed them to be. The book arrived a week earlier than it was promised, and at exactly the price that we were quoted."

Linda Adler-Kassner
Eastern Michigan University