Sitting down to write this Editor’s Diary is giving me a chance to draw breath in a busy week!
We are never short of things to do on the “Friend”. It’s not a job for someone who likes to take it easy! My days are always fast-paced and varied. And this one has been no exception.
For a start, I’ve squeezed the week’s work into four days instead of five as I had a day’s holiday on Monday.
It was lovely! Mr PF Ed and I had enjoyed a rare night out on the Sunday and I decided to take the next day off. I tucked into a cooked breakfast, went for a long walk and watched a film. Bliss!
Back at my desk/kitchen table on Tuesday, I was straight into catch-up mode.
Reading pages for our March 5 issue and Special 222 and putting the finishing touches to all three 2023 Annuals (which combined have a total of 528 pages) was a priority.
Meetings – and more!
Then there were meetings to attend, from our monthly team catch-up to a debrief on our recent Warner holiday to a financial review.
I also had to approve some story submissions for Fiction Ed Lucy – I try to devote half an hour a day to these. And I had a monthly report to write, too.
We send an issue of the weekly to press every Thursday morning, so that takes up a chunk of time. And as we are recruiting for a new team member at the moment, I have around six or seven new applications to sort through every morning.
And answering emails and queries . . . forward-planning Features content . . . I could go on!
By the time you read this, I will be in Dundee. I have an on-site meeting to plan our future return to the office. It’s all in a week’s work!
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