Patron Profile – Monica Martins

What do you do for a living?

I am a professional conference organiser, specialising in academic conferences. I work in partnership with researchers and have organised events throughout Europe since 2005. More recently, I started cooperating with researchers in Brasil, U.S. and Canada.

What does that mean day-to-day?

It means spending most of my days online, answering inquiries and promoting the events I organise. It’s something that takes a lot of time and patience to prepare.

What do you love about magazines?

I love the content, I love the process of creating a magazine and getting feedback from the readers. I love the diversity, there are so many amazing magazines out there. The design, the illustrations. It’s a wonderful word of information and creativity.

Why are you supporting the International Magazine Centre?

I believe it is great for Edinburgh to have an International Magazine Centre. In a place with such a great history and creativity, it could convert Edinburgh into an important hub for the magazine industry. I believe it and I want to support is as I can, because I consider it to be very important for our city and Scotland.


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