Second day. 9:30 am start. Cold and *cue wailing* alll by my seeeelf.
Maria wasn’t well today bless her, so I was on me tod. I can’t lie I was a little apprehensive as I had only been in the routine one day and wasn’t really prepared but hey it was the attitude of ‘grab the bull by the horns’ and as it turns out, it was great. I missed one tube being as it was literally sardine can full - crazy times it still surprises me how nuts it is in the mornings! Once I’d squeezed onto a tube and got to heat towers I had to sort out the mail, and pass out the weekly/daily papers and mags to the News Desk and Jeremy Mark -Editor. Maria had texted me that morning with the task of sending out the new copies of the magazine which meant I was sealing and addressing about 129 envelopes this morning - pretty certain one went to Courtney Love? Simply bizarre for me!
I found it a real thrill to be in the office today, amongst the to-ing and fro-ing of the editors in meetings and organising features. I also witnessed how the team deal with celebs, tv people (producers/writers) or whoever when there is a problem and/or complaint with an article, this opened my eyes to the other side of media which is culpability for your words and how you then defend or rectify the situation.
I got a great perspective of how fast paced the magazine turn-around really is. Everyone I’ve met there has been so nice and open be that any of the feature’s girls I chatted to today; Deb, Jen or Kay, Jeremy offered to let me sit in on some meetings again this afternoon but things were busy and I had to run an errand for Maria so sadly couldn’t. Lucie Cave (the E.I.C -thats editor in chief for you numptys) is really lovely too and I’m not just saying that, i felt so stupid asking her who I give papers too this morning but it wasn’t a problem. I think what I’m getting round to is, what is making my experience, also made my style work experience, is how helpful and welcoming the team are at Heat. Everyone I’ve spoken to has said that if I need or aren’t sure of anything then feel free to go to them and I do feel that I could easily ask for any help (case and point with Lucie).
I then wound up my day doing some transcribing for Jen who was extremely happy I’d offered as she had a lot. The journey home was eventful as some guy was doing a ‘magic’ act of making a crystal ball “float” on the tube - bizarre, truly.
A weeks worth is, As Cyrus Rose (gossip girl) said “NOT ENOUGH!” Still excited for the next day, and the next blog.