Sub Editor - Sarah

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Meet the sub editor of Making Jewellery magazine

Who are you and what is your role?

I am Sarah Doughty, the sub editor of Making Jewellery magazine. My role is to edit the text, making sure that it is clear and consistent and reads well for publication. The projects in the magazine are created by talented designers, and their aim is to inspire other readers to try out new techniques and ideas. I would like to think my role is to make sure the reader can follow the step by steps in the projects with ease and confidence.

Have you always been in this industry and how did you get here?

I have worked in publishing for many years, although my background has been in books rather than magazines. I started as an editor of illustrated children's books, which was a very good training ground editorially, as you need to explain tricky concepts in simple ways. For the last ten years I have been a freelance editor, working as a project manager, copyeditor, proofreader and occasional researcher in adult non-fiction and more recently, magazines. My job can cover any subject under the sun, but craft is such a popular area that I have learned a great deal about all sorts of different subjects and love all the exciting craft ideas.

What inspires you? 

I enjoy nature and love good literature. I am inspired by living near the sea, walking along the beach, and enjoy sailing a boat along the south coast. I am interested in photography and am inspired by beauty and colour. I also try and visit art exhibitions and craft fairs, and enjoy watching creativity at work. Working on the magazine has inspired me to make some jewellery and I am quite encouraged by the results so far!

If someone gave you £1,000 right now what would you spend it on?

I'd probably rent a beach hut with a fine view - an inspirational place to sub Making Jewellery magazine during the summer!

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