A director of Pulford Publicity, Janine has over 20 years experience as an editor. After being made redundant in 2003, she set up a publishing company in Ferndown to ensure the East Dorset community didn’t lose a much-loved local magazine. Now editing two in-house titles a month, Janine has covered some of the most controversial stories in the area and among other achievements she helped save West Moors Library from closure in 2011. Her heart is in her community and writing is in her veins – she has also written six novels.
News editor, Marilyn Barber worked for a number of local papers and magazines before joining the Wimborne community magazine in 1989, which subsequently became the Stour and Avon Magazine.
When that publication closed in December 2018, Marilyn was delighted to be offered the position of news editor of Viewpoint and Dorset View.
In her long career Marilyn has covered numerous local news stories, reviewed professional and amateur plays and interviewed stars of stage and screen as well as veterans of both World Wars.
Community spirited deputy editor, Karen, has worked in publishing for many years and was pivotal in the launch of the Allendale magazine in 2019. Previously she worked for several publishing companies, including John Brown Publishing as part of the team that launched Bizarre and Food Illustrated (which became the Waitrose magazine).
A move to New Zealand saw Karen editing Port Focus magazine and contributing to local newspapers, as well as managing a higher education website and online content.
More recently, after returning to the UK, Karen co-ordinated events and marketing at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne.