Editor’s Diary: Planning Ahead

Editors Diary

I’ve mentioned how much I love my job in my Editor’s Diary before.

Even though that’s true, I do need a break every now and again to recharge my batteries.

I have a holiday coming up, which is very exciting. But before I can leave my desk, there is work to be done!

Everyone on the “Friend” team has to “get ahead” for going on holiday, and I am no exception.

Even though my colleagues are capable of handling things when I’m not around, I always want to leave my work in as organised a state as possible.

Which is why this week was dominated by lists — lots of them! There is something very satisfying about working your way through a long list, ticking items off as you go . . .

I had to make sure all the pages were accounted for in the issues that would be worked on in my absence. Then I had reports to put together, and tasks to delegate.

And, of course, I had to write my Editor’s column for the magazine in advance.

In between all that, I put the finishing touches to the entries I’m submitting for this year’s forthcoming magazine awards. More about that in a future Diary post . . .

And I squeezed in a meeting with the lovely people from our distributors, who had lots of good ideas for promoting the “Friend”.

150 years of Christmas cookery

Last but not least, I sat down with colleagues from the PR and marketing team to show them our latest 150th publication.

It’s called “150 Years of Christmas Cookery”, and is a fantastic collection of festive recipes from the “Friend” Archives.

You can pre-order your copy from our shop now. Click here for more information.

Though I should warn you that some of the recipes may seem a little unusual by modern standards!

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Angela Gilchrist

Angela is Former Editor-in-Chief of “The People’s Friend” magazine. Her passions include cats, Highland ponies, good books, vegetarian food and long walks in the Scottish countryside. Her favourite place to get away from it all is the magical Isle of Skye.