CSP’s vice chair, Sue Rees, was in the editorial hot seat for this issue of Frontline.
She took up the offer from editor Lynn Eaton to spend a day alongside the editorial team, finding out how the magazine gathers its stories, decides on photos and chooses the words for the front cover (known as the cover lines).
Ms Rees, whose is deputy head of physiotherapy at Cardiff and Vales University Health Board, admitted she was a little bit nervous about being outside her comfort zone.
‘But it proved interesting and enjoyable,’ she said.
‘The day sped by. I certainly came away with a greater insight into just how much work goes into producing our very valued professional magazine.’
She helped to develop the cover lines for this issue and even had a chance to try her hand at writing a news story. You can see how she got on over the page.
‘Even in these days of social media, a print magazine is still a key communication tool for CSP members, along with material on the website,’ said Ms Eaton.
‘For many physios, I’m sure journalism has a bad name, but here at the CSP we have a highly qualified editorial team, who are constantly striving to produce good, positive – and accurate – stories about members’ work.
‘It’s a busy, pressured work environment, as we’re constantly working to deadlines.
But we’re always keen to hear about what CSP members are doing to promote high quality, patient-centred care,’ she added.
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