New Look, New Link – Editorial

I suppose it was inevitable given the recent changes in NAWG, that Link would need to undergo something of a transformation. What you see before you is the product of much discussion, many decisions, and the time, effort and skill of a group of people who feel, as we surely all do that our Association champions a very worthwhile cause.

In taking on the role of newsletter editor. My job principally is to choose which items to include in each issue and which submissions seem not to be suitable. At the moment my main guidelines are the points of editorial policy that the current Committee formulated late last year. Hopefully you've caught sight of them (the guidelines, not the Committee!) in the December Link mail-out, but if not you can find them on the NAWG website.

Guidelines however are just that. I also rely on what I consider to be entertaining and informative writing, and I hope increasingly to be influenced by what you the readers would like to see. So your feedback is going to be very valuable. One idea that we the Committee would like to try is offering an e-mail version of Link as well as the paper-based one you're used to. Further details in the next issue but please let us know what you think.

I am acutely aware that I have a great deal to live up to in helping to ensure that the new Link approaches the standards set not only by Mike Wilson but by your own expectations. These are my first faltering steps. Bear with me. I hope as a gain more experience that I may edit Link as the military strategist Sun Tzu said one should fry a small fish – lightly.

NAWG Editorial Policy

Details can be found here.

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Author: Pam Fish Date: January 13, 2010 11:32 pm
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Pamela Strange: June 12, 2010 11:51 am
The idea of link on line is a good one. People interested in family history might like to know that I've been asked to write about my aunt Ena Roscoe a musical star in the 1930/40's to go into the Peterborough Musuem's book on famous local people to be published in September to catch the Xmas Market. So sometimes family history is a useful tool for a writer.
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