Starting as features editor on the launch of teen glossy Sugar, I became editor in 2006. Achieved Sugar’s highest ever sale (September 1997, 560k) and awarded BSME Women’s Monthlies Editor of the Year in 1997.

“Marina has an astonishing sure touch, a brilliant feel for the zeitgeist and a knack for exactly the right word. If you’re thinking of working with her, you should. You’ll learn, enjoy and laugh.” Kevin Whitchurch, Publisher and Director at Salt Media Ltd, former publisher of Sugar.

I was interviewed numerous times on national television as editor of Sugar, including Sky News, ITV News, BBC News and Channel Four News. When he interviewed me, news presenter Jon Snow was wearing matching fluorescent orange socks and tie.