November 1994 to November 1996
Production Editor then Deputy Editor of Keyboard Review magazine: managed the flatplan, worked out a house style, sub-edited all the copy and prepared the pages for the designers, in Quark Xpress; wrote album reviews, researched original articles, and interviewed musicians such as Tori Amos, Gillian Weir, and Chas and Dave. Took on responsibility for a new music supplement: budgeted, commissioned copy, negotiated with copyright holders.
Skills: learned how to use Quark XPress, and how to plan, budget and run a magazine.
Made redundant when the company was taken over by Future Publishing and relocated to Bath.