Magazine article Working Mother

Editor Mom

Magazine article Working Mother

Editor Mom

Article excerpt

Let me tell you about this month's cover mom, Janet Ramsay. We thought that a lot of you readers probably shared our love of animals. So our deputy editor, Della de Lafuente, began looking for a mom veterinarian or animal trainer. "We've got her!" Della crowed when the first photographs of Janet, a wrangler of jungle cats and the mother of a 4-year-old daughter, came in from the San Diego Zoo. Our edit and art teams then went to work, assigning the story to a writer and arranging for the photo shoot.

"Go ahead and pet him," our photo editor, Erica Seidman, remembers Janet saying of cheetah Majani on the day of the shoot. Erica was initially fearful, but with Janet's reassurance, she stroked his fur-and got a surprise. "He felt like a loofah sponge-not silky!" Soon, Erica and our design director, Susan Langholz Ceccarelli, were comfortable enough to pose with Majani and Janet, as you can see from our cozy photo. …

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