From the Editor: September 2013
By Mari-Len De
I have the pleasure of taking over the reins of Canadian Chiropractor magazine from previous editor Maria DiDanieli, who has done a great job in building a well-respected publication in the chiropractic community.
I have the pleasure of taking over the reins of Canadian Chiropractor magazine from previous editor Maria DiDanieli, who has done a great job in building a well-respected publication in the chiropractic community. We wish Maria all the best in her new endeavours.
I have always believed good editors are not measured solely by their grammatical flair but also by their knowledge of and passion for the community their publication serves.
A few weeks into the role, and having met (albeit virtually) some of the members of the chiropractic community who are regular contributors and supporters of the magazine, I am delighted to learn the great relationship Maria and Canadian Chiropractor have established with the community.
As the new editor, I intend to continue to build on that relationship. As journalists, we are merely messengers. We rely on our sources to provide the message, as they are the experts. It is up to us as journalists to sort through mounds of information that come our way every single day and deliver only the most relevant information that our readers will find of most value. To do that, we need to keep our ear to the ground and rely on the community to tell us what information is most important to you and will help you achieve success in your practice.
This is why building relationships with readers is important to an editor – and it is important to me. I don’t presume to know everything there is to know about chiropractic, but as with every new endeavour, it is as much a journey as it is a great learning experience.
Then again, our life and our chosen profession are an endless learning experience. Every day is an opportunity to learn and improve. As chiropractors, learning is part of what you do. With so many new scientific discoveries happening and new technologies emerging that affect your practice and your patients, the ability to adapt, adjust and update your knowledge and skills is essential.
As chiropractors, you probably have a thing or two (or more) to say about professional journey. The evolution of the chiropractic profession over the years and continuing breakthroughs in the practice and study of chiropractic have helped raise the profile of the profession not just to the medical community, but also to the general public.
I hope to join you on this journey of continuous learning and improvement. I am looking forward to interacting with you – virtually and in person – to continue where Maria left off, exchanging ideas toward a common goal of a healthier community.