It took me seven years, countless hours of unpaid work, two letters of resignation and more than a few gallons of boiling blood and salty tears before I got the by-line I deserve.
Young journalists have to work extraordinarily hard but if you love writing enough, you’ll get your break.
As well as a bit of luck and a pinch of talent, being an open, positive person is vital. Magazine publishing is about sharing knowledge and making yourself useful to the whole team.
The people who believe magazine publishing is about treading on necks are out of touch.