Fiona Goodbody

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I’m Fiona, a 26-year-old from Australia currently undertaking my MSc Magazine Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University. After completing a Double Bachelor in Arts and Social Sciences at Curtin University, I dove head-first into professional work mode as a creative project manager, editor, designer, and sociologist.

Over the past five years while working in my main role as a sustainable transport sociologist I took on a few creative side projects, including producing a zine, running art workshops and coordinating community programs and place-making activities. These side projects reinvigorated my interest in the creative publishing industry and – after some serious research and deliberation – I applied for the course at Edinburgh Napier with the ambition of immersing myself in the indie magazine publishing scene.

My creative inspiration always comes from myriad sources but right now I am loving the passion of magCulture, the slow journalism ethic of Delayed Gratification, and the food-tastic photography and content in Chickpea magazine.

At the moment I’m seeing where the course takes me but hoping to channel my interest in local, seasonal living and the work I’ve been doing with Slow Food Edinburgh and Somewhereto_Scotland into a creative project designing publications and activities to promote social, sustainable living.

If you’re interested in slow food and/or slow journalism please get in touch at

Rachel Aitken

12633070_10153504161978789_1923527856_oMy name is Rachel Aitken and I am a Psychology graduate from the University of Glasgow. However after completing my degree, I realised my heart belonged to books, therefore I was ecstatic when I was accepted for the MSc Publishing course at Edinburgh Napier University. As well as continuing my love for books, the course has enticed me over to the world of magazines, so it is fantastic that I am the Digital Editor for Buzz magazine this year. I still can’t decide whether I prefer working with books or magazines more, they’re both so brilliant in different ways, but I do know I am moving to Australia in July, and will finally be free of the dreadful Scottish weather! I hope to find book or magazine editorial work in Melbourne or Sydney, as well as finally get the chance to get a cat!

I am a lover of all things fantasy, have an unhealthy relationship with coffee due to my commute over from Glasgow and have a small, cat-related obsession. You can follow me on Twitter here, or catch up with me on LinkedIn here!