Meet our new writer: Sam Palin
It’s my first day at Reed Words…
I walk up to the front door, press the buzzer sheepishly, hair carefully coiffed and trousers neatly pressed.
“Hello? I’m the new Reed Words writer.”
I am ushered inside and sat at a desk. Moments later a man storms in, glowering.
“These are your briefs,” he says, by way of hello, piling a thick wodge of papers next to me. “Get cracking.”
His voice is booming. As he speaks, smoke emerges from his mouth, and the room lights flash on and off, à la the Wizard of Oz.
“Oh, and can you write something for the blog when you get a minute?”
The MacBook in front of me glows threateningly. I begin to sweat.
But seriously, hello
OK, I jest. I actually got a very warm welcome, replete with strong cups of tea and a smorgasbord of Danish pastries (I’m told that this isn’t the norm). I’ve had to hit the ground running, but the work — as of mid–afternoon on my first day — is right up my street.
That’s right: I’m Sam, the latest recruit at Reed Words. Hello! I’ve come here from Conran and Partners, a design firm where I was the in–house copywriter and marketer, with clients ranging from Gordon’s to M&S.
Toward the end of last year, the time came for me to take on a new challenge. Mike and I had been chatting for some time, and both liked the cut of each other’s jib. So, to cut a long story short, here I am.
You’ll no doubt be hearing from me regularly over the coming weeks and months, as I get stuck into everything that’s going on at Reed Words. If you want to get in touch directly, do feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.