I was delighted to receive Tree News hot off the press this spring. This was my first issue as editor of the member magazine for the Tree Council, and I’m really happy with how it’s turned out. There’s in-depth features on topics such as extreme weather, the endangered tree that’s harvested for chemotherapy medicine, cryopreservation and hedgerow habitats.
It’s with a slight sense of guilt that I’m writing this post, a full two months after my last blog. Where have I been? Well, this year appears to be dividing itself into nice little quarters for me.
Early in the New Year I was readying myself for the busiest few months I’ve had since going freelance. The Christmas break gave me a welcome chance to prepare – wading through mountains of boring paperwork and thinking about just what I wanted to achieve in 2012. Then it was full steam ahead, and I’ve barely come up for air since. A few highlights:
I’m delighted to announce that I have accepted a position working two days’ a week with Canongate Books, one of the most exciting independent publishers in the UK. I’m joining the Canongate team to assist with their site canongate.tv. Over the next few months, the site will be slowly transformed with more inspiring films, exclusive offers and expert blogs. Watch this space.
I have also just been appointed editor of Tree News, the member magazine of the Tree Council. Don’t be fooled by the unassuming title – this multi-award-winning magazine packs a serious punch. The Spring/Summer 2012 issue is shaping up nicely and I look forward to writing more about the project in the months ahead.