Karen Chung

Wallpaper*

Sub-editor/Copywriter

Sub-editing was my first task at Wallpaper*, and I went on to work for titles such as Harrods Estates and Selfridges, dotting ‘i’s, crossing ‘t’s and generally developing zero tolerance for misplaced apostrophes. I learnt my craft on GQ and Tatler, and went on to sub other magazines such as Harvey Nichols. One of the highlights on Wallpaper* was an inflight-fashion story, which included the advice to always wear comfortable underwear, illustrated by a well-endowed male model, which I felt could only be captioned: 'It's bulky, but I consider it carry-on.' There was once a superb headline in The Independent about lesbian chic: 'I can't get no sapphic action.' How I wish I'd written that!

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