Even in this digital age, many membership organisations find that their hard-copy magazine is perceived as one of the most tangible benefits of membership – particularly in industries and professions whose members do not spend their working day at computers.
I have edited Backspace, a twice-yearly magazine, on behalf of the European Chiropractors’ Union since 2004. Written in English, it has to be clear and easily understood by readers across 17 EU countries. I therefore take care to minimise the use of idiomatic phrases that are specific only to native English speakers.
I have also been editor of Grout, which is issued three times a year, for the British Association for Modern Mosaic since 2005.