This week, our 60 second interview is with Jane-Ann Purdy from GeordieMac Electronic Publishing. Jane-Anne started her writing and editing career after finishing her degree in Film and Media studies back in 1989. Since then, she’s gone on to work for national newspapers and magazines before working for a number of corporate clients. Recently, she has started up GeordieMac – an electronic publishing house – which focuses on publishing interactive magazines. Jane-Ann has also been helping the startupcafe team putting our forthcoming newspaper together!
Whats your Startup/Business?
GeordieMac Electronic Publishing
Give us your company culture in 3 words:
Focused, flexible, furry.
Whats the next big challenge or hurdle that the company has to overcome?
Persuading clients and prospects that publishing online makes sense in terms of cost, profile, responsiveness and customer service.
In one sentence, what’s the personal dream?
That my gorgeous nephews grow up healthy and happy, and take their auntie out for lunch once in a while.
What do you do for stress relief?
Walk the dog, practise yoga, swim.
Your favourite ‘skint’ meal?
Poached eggs on toast and beans on toast, on the same plate. Yum.
How to you celebrate milestones or awards?
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?
Never been guilty about pleasure.
And the coolest event you’ve been to?
Client party at the Kaisersaal in Berlin (used as the location for the Kit Kat Club in Cabaret).
Name a Quirky fact about yourself:
My first job (age 6) was professional singer. Been singing for my supper ever since.
Give the choice, would you prefer …
i) Truth or Dare?
ii) Carrot or Stick
iii) Tea or Coffee?