No, this isn’t an article about sub-contracting work, or working within a team to become more efficient at stages of the editorial process.
This is a totally self-indulgent post about my two new editorial assistants.
They are called Minnie Munchkin and Daisy. They’re quite inexperienced, but we have high hopes for their future involvement in the business.
We picked them up on Friday (yes, it’s been a whole week, and so far we have all survived!). They are about to be subjected to extensive training, but we fully expect them to be integrated into the office within a short space of time (they do have issues with cables which need to be ironed out though).
If you don’t like puppies turn away now!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
May I introduce …
Minnie and Daisy!
Minnie has markings that make her look permanently sad. I am disappointing her. She wants to play with the cables and really I should fulfil my part of the contract and let her do as she wishes.
However, I won’t let her play with cables, so she has to make do with her toys instead.
Daisy on the other hand (actually my daughter’s pup), is a little whirlwind.
If she disapproves, she’ll just let you know
We’re in for a fun time, but so far our resident editorial assistant, Moss, has been very accepting. He does love his ‘me time’ though, and I believe he approves of the puppy pen.
So, forgive me if over the next few weeks, months or possibly years, I share their progress. I promise not to overload you all (but hell, aren’t corgis cute!)
(ignore the furry floor … I’m not going for a 70s look, I’ve just not vacuumed! We’ve been busy playing instead)