Now With New Changes! But You’ll Never Notice.
Over the past 18 months I have been doing a lot of freelance writing work for a company in Regina called Fine Lifestyles. They produce a wide range of magazines – Fine Lifestyles Regina, Fine Lifestyles Saskatoon, Fine Homes Regina, Fine Homes Saskatoon, Fine Lifestyles Estevan/Weyburn, and a new Regina Business publication. My work for them is typically marketing pieces for businesses, but I have been doing an increasing number of editorial stories over the past six months. I enjoy working with the company and believe that they produce a very good quality product.
Last fall I was approached to gauge my interest in becoming a staff writer for the magazine. I was initially concerned – if I said yes I would lose the variety that I currently enjoy as a freelancer, but if I said no I feared my work with them would be put in jeopardy.
Thankfully, that was not the case. In reality, what they wanted was to know that I would be there for them when they called. I’d never said no before, but they didn’t want to take the chance in the future. My new role with the company as a Contributing Editor will allow me to continue to write quality content for the magazines, and also give me more opportunity to suggest stories and topics that I think are important. A side benefit of this arrangement is that I will be able to take a leading role in the new business magazine that is coming to Regina next month.
It won’t change my blogging habits, the freelance work I do for agencies, businesses, or other magazines. In fact, I think it will give me even better access to some of the leading business minds in the region and let me pick their brains and find out what makes them tick. That’s not only better for me, but it should also increase the quality of the work that I do for my other clients.
Here’s to a great 2012!