I am an editorial coordinator with Eye News and the PMFA Journal, and full-time professional tea drinker. My daily role includes liaising with potential contributors, collaborating with the magazine editors on submissions and directions for content, setting deadlines, following up on deadlines, catching deadlines, and having dreams about being chased by deadlines. From trainees to consultants, ophthalmologists to aesthetic surgeons, I am always spinning plates with a wide range of contacts across the two industries. Whether proofreading the latest piece from one of our regular contributors, to making the submission process as straightforward and clear as possible for a trainee sending on their latest research article, I am always kept busy. Keeping the magazine’s respective websites ticking over is also a key focus. I like to keep them updated with news items, events listings, and interviews.

This takes on a whole new meaning when we pack our bags and head to a conference. Our recent exploits at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress in Glasgow dropped us into our own wee weegie Fleet Street, running around sourcing interviews, reports, and social media content. It was terrific fun, and helped sow the seeds for budding relationships with future contributors and industry stalwarts alike. Which, ultimately, is the essence of the job: forming and nurturing relationships with key figures in the fields, collaborating with them, and producing two rather plush magazines every couple of months.

Latest Contribution

In conversation with Captain Gary Dyson

Captain Gary Dyson, Chief Pilot of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, spoke to Chris Henson about his 22-year stint flying the plane, its role at the cutting edge of aviation and medical technology, and how Orbis plan to continue to...

Professor Tariq Aslam leaves role as co‑editor of Eye News

Professor Tariq Aslam, co-editor of Eye News for nearly a decade, will be stepping down from his role. Prof Aslam has been a guiding influence on the magazine since he first worked on a publication, the December / January issue...