Spotlight on Ruth Whyton

NameRuth Whyton
Role / Job TitleDirector
Firm The Template Tree
Length of time in industry20+ years
What do you like about your role?The challenge of providing the gold standard of templates and styles, focussed on making users completely unaware of the complexity behind the 'simple' execution of producing the most complex documents. The variety offered by my role each day.
What is challenging within your role?Having the imagination to see past initial technical difficulties.
What advice would you give someone starting out?Don't just accept that you can't do something. Look on Google, at TechNet and any other resource you can find to understand how something works. Then make it work!
If you weren't working in legal, what do you think you'd be doing?I'd be a fashion designer.
Tell us about an "average" day, or if every day is different tell us about a recent dayI got up at 3 am (I live in Scotland) and travelled to the city to one of our law firm clients, arriving about 10.30am. Then attending meetings to discuss the approach to various quite complex documents and interfaces. Demonstrating our approach to doc production to a room of interested parties. Speaking to trainers about specialist Word template courses.