Request for Articles for IEEE

Subject: Request for Articles for IEEE
From: "Richard D. Johnson" <rsheehan -at- UNM -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 09:21:47 -0700

My fellow technical editors,

I am looking for technical editors, multimedia specialists, and graphic
artists who would be willing to write articles for an upcoming special
issue on "Technical Editing" for the IEEE Transactions for Professional
Communication. I have persuaded the editor of this journal that a special
issue on technical editing is sorely needed, given the changing nature of
editing today. He agreed and said "You do it."

I am looking for the following types of articles (though I am always
willing to consider other ideas):

*Principles of editing that will stay the same
*Strategies for on-line editing (line editing and global editing)
*Editing Multimedia and on-line documentation
*Editing Hypertext and Internet Web Pages
*Editing Page Layout and Graphic Design
*Editing International Documentation
*Editing Graphics, Photographs, and Charts
*The Basics of Freelance Editing (contracts, taxes, fees)
*Teaching Editing at the University (?)

I encourage you to take advantage of this rare opportunity to improve the
scholarship in our field while sharing your expertise in these areas. Few
articles are printed on technical editing each year (mainly because
technical editors are editing). Here is our opportunity to get our
message out.

Right now, IÕm way ahead of deadline. So, I would be willing to work
closely with writers on their articles. The final draft of the articles
will be due on June 1, 1997.

If you are interested in writing an article or receiving more
information, please e-mail me at rsheehan -at- unm -dot- edu or call me at
505-277-7456. I will fill you in on the details.

This is the official Call for Proposals that appeared in the latest IEEE:

The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is requesting
proposals for a special issue on ÒTechnical EditingÓ to be published in
Fall 1997. We are looking specifically for articles that address the
changing nature of technical editing brought on by internet resources,
multi-media, desktop publishing, improved graphic design capabilities,
international audiences, and the rise in freelance editing. Articles
addressing the teaching of technical editing in the college classroom or
the workplace will also be seriously considered. Also, we hope to include
an article on ethics that specifically discusses editorsÕ ethical
responsibilities and ethical decisions they must make. Inquiries about
possible subjects should be addressed to the guest editor, Dr. Richard D.
Johnson, Department of Language and Literature, Humanities 217,
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131; phone 505-277-7456;
e-mail rsheehan -at- unm -dot- edu -dot- Completed manuscripts will be due June 1, 1997.
Proposals for articles will be accepted through April 15, 1997; however,
those interested in submitting an article for this special issue are
encouraged to contact Dr. Johnson as soon as they have a feasible project
in mind.

? Richard D. Johnson-Sheehan (rsheehan -at- unm -dot- edu) ?
? Professor of Language and Rhetoric (Just being persuasive) ?
? University of New Mexico (505-277-7456) ?
? (hardhats only) ?
? Humanities 217, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (Feeling Enchanted) ?
? ?
? A great many people think they are thinking when they ?
? are merely rearranging their prejudices. ?
? -- William James ?
? ?

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