Tell us a bit about your background. How did you first get started with Peerwith?
With a degree in Econometrics from University of Amsterdam, I joined the world of scholarly publishing in the early ‘90s. In 25 years, I enjoyed various roles in three of the largest international players in the industry (from publishing editor, to director publisher relations, to general manager – to name a few). In one of my positions I had to pleasure to engage with Peerwith in their earlier days and I was immediately impressed with their ideas, proposition and professionalism. Now that I am building my own business around strategic partnerships and innovation, using all my experience and network, joining Peerwith (part-time) in the area of publisher relations is an exciting opportunity for me.
What inspired you to first start working on Peerwith Publisher Solutions?
I’m impressed with the Peerwith vision and how in just a couple of years they truly delivered on their promise of ‘connecting experts’. The smart Peerwith platform and technology practice what is being preached: a secure peer-to-peer marketplace that fosters collaboration to advance science, under a transparent business model and impartial deal for the academic community. In an established market for Author Services, this is a different and contemporary approach, which inspired me.
Building on their strong and now proven concept, technology and network of experts, Peerwith is shaping their Publisher Solutions. The solutions support publishers to really put their (potential) authors first and advance scholarly communication. Again an innovative and modern-day approach, now to author journey and efficiency in editorial processes.
Last but not least, Peerwith executes! They simply have proven to be fast-acting, reliable, cost-effective and neutral to any party in the industry. That is absolutely an inspiration.
What do you find, are the major benefits of Peerwith Publisher Solutions?
As a publisher, you can partner with Peerwith for innovation, especially in combining smart technology with human interaction. You can benefit from proven solutions, but also engage in more custom-made trajectories. Always, with an eye for workflows and integration in own processes and systems.
Peerwith Publisher Solutions support you in winning authors for you and commissioning quality content, and also aim to bring speed and efficiency in your editorial processes. In a modern way, which will aid to building your brands in a sustainable way.
How is Peerwith approaching publishing challenges in a unique way?
In this respect, I believe the key words are: peer-to-peer, fostering collaboration, expert recognition, transparency (a.o. in business model), innovative/smart/secure/integrate-able technology solutions and partnership approach.
What is your number one piece of advice for people who want to engage with Peerwith Publisher Solutions?
Come and talk with us at the Bookfair!
If you have a question or would like to congratulate Yvonne personally on her new position, feel free to reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org