Event: Chat with an Editor, Kalamazoo

images“Chat with an Editor,” a long-standing offering at MLA conferences, is happening at Kalamazoo for the first time! As an extension of the MAA GSC’s mentorship program, several editors of journals in medieval studies are available to meet with graduate students and postgraduate scholars in an effort to meet the needs of aspiring academic authors. The service gives younger scholars the opportunity to meet one-on-one for 20 minutes with an experienced editor to discuss any aspect of the publication process. It is not an article vetting service, but rather a chance for authors to obtain advice on any aspect of writing, submitting, and publishing a journal article, in a neutral and friendly atmosphere. Topics might include the following:
—shaping an article submission
—turning a dissertation chapter into an article
—selecting a publisher
—drafting a cover letter
—following style guides
—corresponding with editors
—responding to reviews
—ethical dilemmas
—and other issues in journal publishing

Advisors and advisees will meet at Mug Shots, the café in Britton-Hadley Hall in Valley I. Sign up in advance for a twenty-minute appointment with one of the scheduled editors via this link: https://calendly.com/chatwithaneditor/ Any of the editors can advise you. If you are unable to sign up in advance for an appointment, you may come to Mug Shots at any time to see if there is an open slot that you can take. If you would like to sign up for a time but do not know whom you should talk to or do not have a preference, e-mail Richard Barrett at rrbarret@indiana.edu with your available times and he will work with you to set up an appointment.

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
CHAT WITH AN EDITOR
MAY 9-10, 2014

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