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Too Busy to Read?

Too Busy to Read?

Margaret Roberts

Is it just me, or did you think you’d have more time on your hands in lockdown than you actually do? Between baking bread, trimming our own hair and countless Zooms and online quizzes, the time just seems to vanish.

If you thought you’d be able to use all your spare time to finally read those Christian books that you’ve been meaning to get to, but they continue to look at you guilt–inducingly from your shelf, you might want to consider an audiobook. It’s like reading, but you can do it while doing

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Editorial Manager

Editorial Manager

Margaret Roberts

Christian Focus is delighted to announce that Rosanna Burton has been promoted to the role of Editorial Manager. Since joining CFP after her graduating from Edinburgh University 2 years ago, Rosanna has grown into her role very well, rapidly learning what is involved in the publishing industry and managing the editorial process in conjunction with Director of Publishing Willie MacKenzie.

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Staff Profile – Willie

Staff Profile – Willie

Margaret Roberts

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Willie MacKenzie and I’m Director of Publishing at CFP. My job is varied but it comes down to being a problem solver, trying to sort out the more thorny problems that pop up which can be fun but also can be exasperating!

What is your favourite thing about what you do?

It’s meeting folk and developing books ideas. Some of the folk I am blessed to meet are amazingly bright and perceptive with inspirational ideas, I often come away from a meeting feeling c

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Staff Profile – Margaret

Staff Profile – Margaret

Margaret Roberts

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Margaret and I’m the marketing assistant at CFP. I (try to) coordinate our marketing efforts and make sure as many people as possible hear about our books and tell other people about them. I also spend a lot of time on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.

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Staff Profile – Kate

Staff Profile – Kate

Margaret Roberts

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Kate MacKenzie and I’ve had a few job titles at Christian Focus. For a number of years, I worked in the editorial department and am currently working in marketing.

What is your favourite thing about what you do?

It’ll have to be two favourite things as I’ve been in two areas of the publishing world now. When I worked in editing, I took great satisfaction working with authors on their book ideas and projects and helping them see it to the finished product. In m

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Staff Profile – Donnie

Staff Profile – Donnie

Margaret Roberts

Who are you and what do you do?

Donnie Morrison, Sales Manager CFP

What is your favourite thing about what you do?

Sometimes my favourite thing is my worst thing, which is all the travelling I do. What I like about it is meeting lots of different people, trying lots of different foods, talking to lots of Christians from different denominations and backgrounds.

What is one thing about you that other people think is unusual?

That I’m 48, because I look so much younger! Non–Christian friends from

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Staff Profile – Irene

Staff Profile – Irene

Margaret Roberts

Who are you and what do you do?

Irene Roberts and I am an Editorial Assistant which involves typesetting, proofreading, and administration.



What is your favourite thing about what you do?

Seeing the books when they come back from the printers.



What is one thing about you that other people think is unusual?

I sit on an exercise ball at my desk.

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Staff Profile – Catherine

Staff Profile – Catherine

Margaret Roberts

Who are you and what do you do?

Hi, I am Catherine Mackenzie and I am the Children’s Editor at Christian Focus Publications. I oversee the editorial and illustrations for the children’s books, while also doing some editorial occasionally for the women’s list and biography.

What is your favourite thing about what you do?

I love the freedom this job gives me for creativity. I think one of the best things in life alongside reading a good book is making one.

What is one thing about you that other p

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Staff Profile – Peter

Staff Profile – Peter

Margaret Roberts

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Peter and I coordinate book cover design and assist marketing through media production.



What is your favourite thing about what you do?

Drinking tea… Oh, and seeing a book go from a digital to physical form!



What is one thing about you that other people think is unusual?

I think most Scottish people up here think I am very strange, but its just because I have adopted various things from three different cultures into one person and somehow that’s normal t

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