The Intern Diaries: Day 3

Dear Diary

It seems the hours at work go by so quick! I woke up today with a ‘new attitude’ basically I thought a lot about what she told me ‘you have to write it to fit in with the voice of the magazine, not informal not colloquial but not too formal or professional’ hmm.

So I woke up thinking ‘ok, maybe I am approaching this wrong, I will try and approach it like I do with my blog, because my blog is really informal as well as new ideas I had for the social media updates. It was like I woke up on the right side of the bed! I felt like super woman because I was finally able to do that post office morning run before work I have been putting off since Saturday lol.

I got to the office right on time too. Worked through my tasks as quickly and efficiently as I could because I knew I had that ‘big’ stylist mini telephone interview I was looking forward to. But after 2 rings, he didn’t pick up (But he said I should call today lool), anyway the other stylist picked up, yay!

So the time came to hand in interview questions for another person, bracing myself for feedback, still not good enough. Hmm. ‘The voice is still not quite there’. Hmm ‘re work it’.

The ideas for the social media updates were received well though, so that’s good.

After work, I made my way to the colour excellence event in London, which I was really looking forward to. You will catch the cover soon on the blog. 2 more events tomorrow and I think I am done for this week.

Off to bed now, I will try to do another post office run in the morning ( my ebay items are selling well),

Day 3 was good. I’m still trying to find the voice of the magazine and write according to that. I think the other elements of the internship are going great though. I need to work on my writing skills. I have had no ‘formal’ training in regards to writing skills, it’s just a passion I have that I am trying to develop. I think this is where been flexible comes in but as long as I am writing about stuff I am passionate and interested in, I should be fine? Anyway

Anyway off to dream land now



P.S- my book came, although I am currently into another book, Americanah, its really good.

I hope this stylist picks up his phone tomorrow lol.

Let’s try another approach with this voice thing, I mean I thought I knew which is why I decided to contact them regarding the internship.

And weird or is it just me- why do they keep saying ‘thanks for coming in? Thanks for the help’ am I supposed to quit by now? Is that what other people did? She did say they have made some previous interns cry before. I mean the criticism is harsh but I try not to take it personal because if this is the industry I truly want to work in then I want to put in my 10,000 hours now, I want to refine my skills so much that when I move unto my next role, I will be in a better position. They said I am eager though and I thought trust me, you have no idea.

Is there some truth to the Devil wears prada movie? Actually, I may need to read that book too.

Anyway, need some food and some sleep.

Hey guys, so I have an internship at a top UK magazine for the next 2 weeks and I will be documenting the journey in my intern diaries! I won’t reveal where/who I am working for (maybe I will at the end? Or if you can guess lol, a giveaway?). Just know it’s an editorial assistant internship and I am not making tea/coffee lol.

I hope this inspires someone who is thinking of a similar internship to get out there and apply. It can be quite daunting and there is always that ‘Will I just be making drinks and doing the photocopying’ cliché. But internships are great especially if you are thinking of a career change- which I am currently thinking of and want to test drive to see if it’s actually the right path for you plus you’re getting some experience and making contacts. And if you’re amazing enough and they can afford it- your dream job


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