Ask an Expert – Ilana Prusock
Jun 5, 2023
Interviewer: What is your name?
Marble: Ilana Prusock
Interviewer: What is your position at Six Red Marbles?
Marble: Supervising Editor in the math department
Interviewer: What does that position entail?
Marble: In general, it means fully understanding the vision that each client has for their project or product so that I can support the writers and am able to execute their vision to create top– quality content.
Interviewer: How did you become a part of Six Red Marbles?
Marble: I started my career as a special education teacher teaching exclusively math. When I left teaching, I dabbled in a few other avenues, including coursework in graphic design. I later followed a former teaching colleague into freelance work and had the opportunity to join SRM a few years later.
Interviewer: What is the best part of your job?
Marble: I love my job. It’s hard to pick the best part. What I love about publishing, in general, is that it’s never boring—the needs of each project are always different, and depending on project durations, you really have to shift gears every couple of months. What I love about SRM is working with a team of amazingly talented, kind people, and the general recognition of the importance of a work-life balance.
Interviewer: What do you wish people knew about your work at Six Red Marbles?
Marble: Essentially, we’re ghost writers. I love it, but it’s an interesting concept.
Interviewer: What is a trend you see happening in the education space that you’re excited about?
Marble: I think we’re at a great turning point in education right now. Technology is changing rapidly, especially when you consider advances in AI. I think how we ourselves adapt and teach students to adapt to using technology and AI as a companion tool to enhance, and not replace, knowledge, skills, and creativity is key.
Interviewer: What is one interesting fact about yourself that you’d like to share?
Marble: I have a pretty extensive background in modern languages and literature, mostly Russian literature. If you had told me when I was growing up that I would end up making a living in math education, I would never have believed you. But here we are, and I’m glad it worked out that way.