By Kristin Granero
For many, working in magazines isn’t so much a decision as it is a calling – a powerful force that hits you early on and won’t let up until you’ve come to terms with the reality that you will be physically unable to spend your livelihood any other way, regardless of whether another career may be easier to obtain or yield a higher salary.
If you spent your adolescence reading Seventeen, months to follow waiting on your favorite issues (hello, September!) and have been dubbed by friends ‘the grammar police’ (as if it’s a bad thing), there’s a good chance you’re among them.
Read on for ten signs you’re one of the chosen few. (If we know you, there’s a good chance you’ll be mentally or physically checking these off as you go.)
1. You’ve been reading magazines for as long as you can remember.
Seventeen practically raised you.
2. You have more than five subscriptions at all times.
Now, if you could only figure out where to stash them.
3. And you will, because you never know when you’ll need them again.
“I knew that eczema piece was in here somewhere!”
4. You anxiously wait all year for certain issues.
The September issues. Beauty awards…
5. It’s not unusual for you to become sentimental, either.
The comebacks. The heartbreaks.
6. You almost lost it the day CosmoGirl! folded.
It was the end of an era.
7. You never miss an episode of So Cosmo.
And require total silence from anyone who joins.
8. You find yourself using publishing jargon in everyday convo.
TK has replaced the unknown and hed has replaced the word title.
9. You find yourself in constant editor mode.
“It was great, but…”
10. Some friends have even dubbed you ‘the grammar police’.
If you leave the world with one thing, it will be knowing the difference between “your” for “you’re”…