NEW! Managing Editor of Superyacht 25

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My feet have only just landed on British soil after an exceptional 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, and they’ve hit the ground running headlong into one of my exciting new book projects – Superyacht 25.

Launched at MYS, produced by The Superyacht Group, and supported by MB92 to celebrate their joint 25th anniversary, the luxury coffee table book will highlight the most iconic personalities in the industry, the most memorable superyachts, and the favourite anecdotes of those who have shared the past 25 years in the industry.

Have your say and vote for your idols, inspirers, peers, and firm favourites by heading to the dedicated website page, and clicking on the link to vote. Hurry, the countdown has begun!

http://www.superyachtnews.com/superyacht25/?vote

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Put your brand at the heart of the story…

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To be a great copywriter, you need to have a talent for sparkling prose, to always be curious, to get the reader to take action, to accurately work at speed, and to deliver to tight deadlines.

The essence of copywriting is putting your brand at the heart of the story.

If you think you’ve got it covered, then top marks.

If not, email me on juliazaltzman@gmail.com, and together, we can tell a story that won’t be forgotten.

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Travelling the world, page by page…

Tasked with writing the copy for Simply Abu Dhabi’s ‘Travel Icons of the World II’ special edition recently, I set sail in my mind’s eye on a voyage of discovery across land and sea to discover some of the world’s most decadent hidden delights, celebrated gems, and coveted abodes on the globe…

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Legend in her own lifetime

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Talented, inspiring and famed for her curves, Zaha Hadid was a lady of firsts. Covering her last and final venture – the Miami- based One Thousand Museum – in the latest issue of Simply Abu Dhabi magazine, I had the privilege of paying tribute to one-of-a-kind.

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LEGO has it covered

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I simply adore the LEGO front cover of Northrop & Johnson’s spring issue of Navigator. It’s taking all of my adult self-restraint to not break open my children’s LEGO box and start building.

Such a simple, yet clever way of creating an eye-catching cover that gets its readers’ artistic juices flowing before they’ve even turned a page. Navigator, I applaud you.

Lovin’ the look of my two features this issue carries, as well…

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The presses are rolling…

The words have been written, the images collated, the proofs are approved and the presses are now rolling on volume 12, issue 1 2017 of SuperYacht Industry – the first issue with me as Editor. It’s always a proud moment.

Due to be delivered on 4 April, it’s the first of four editions out this year, so if you have any industry related news – yacht launches, milestone anniversaries, ground-breaking releases – be sure to drop me a line, and get it covered with SuperYacht Industry.

Heesen’s 50m Project Maia set to purrr

I was lucky enough to fly to Oss in Holland this month to see the unveiling of Heesen Yacht’s spectacular 50m Project Maia. With a stylish exterior by Clifford Denn, including “Fisker whiskers” of the aft fashion plates, a sumptuous, calming interior by Reymond Langton, and an enviable, spacious beach club to take in the sea breeze, Maia promises to be a super elegant superyacht for her future owner, and charter guests alike.

I also had the fair fortune while there of venturing round the rest of the shipyard, and found myself stood beneath the twin propellers of another of Heesen’s latest 50m builds. Believe me, standing underneath a giant of the seas is a very humbling experience!

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Arriving back at the start

Ever since I was little, I had two main goals in life. The first was to make it to university to read English Literature, and the second was to become a writer. In 1999 I realised my first aim when I embarked on my English Lit degree at the University of Sussex.

Boasting the greenest campus in the UK, not to mention some pretty decent student digs, it was a hot bed of impassioned student activity, world-leading academics and a thriving literary scene. It’s now 15 years since I graduated from Sussex, and in that time I have managed to realise my second aim working as a freelance professional writer and editor.

It was with great joy, therefore, when my two loves came full circle this month and I had the opportunity to work as the copy editor on Falmer magazine, the University of Sussex’s annual publication for alumni.

Embodying all that sums up the ‘spirit of Sussex’, the magazine has undergone a fabulous design refresh, and issue 55 is set to be one of the best yet!