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Calling All Subeditors
Do you have a good grasp of grammar, composition, and GuideML? The Guide Editors need researchers like you to volunteer as Subeditors. Please send an email to guideeditors AT h2g2 DOT com or leave the Guide Editors a message on their personal space (U14916653).
Paint Your Way Into The Guide
Can you create original visual narratives to accompany and enhance Guide Entries? If you paint or draw, conventionally or using software, join the Community Artists and illustrate the Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything. Please send an email to artists AT h2g2 DOT com or leave a message for the Arts Editors on their personal space (U14916409).
Reserve Your Seat At The Manchester Meet
Have you made plans to come to the hoopiest social event ever? More than 42 researchers are preparing to descend on Manchester Saturday, February 18th, 2012. Celebrate the saving of h2g2 among froods. Toast h2g2 with a Pan-galactic Gargle Blaster. RSVP here: F22118095?thread=8284976.
Do we have to go through the 'prove who you are' thing for subs?
No, this doesn't apply to Sub-editors or Scouts, Mina. Thanks, that was a good question.
Who monitors that they have a good grasp of grammar etc?
That would be the guide editors.
Stick my name forward then if you need people. Can't promise how much I can do, especially as we're about to go into half term, but I'll give it a go.
Excellent, thanks Mina!
Guide ML, I can't make head nor tail of it. Sorry.
I would have been willing to proofread when my eyes were better, but nowadays I don;t even spotmy own typos.
I could teach you GuideML quickly, paulh, but it's not worth it if you can't spot typos. Thanks for thinking about it all the same.
It would not be a quick process, trust me.
Most people can't spot their own typos, it's why even experienced authors have people to edit their work.
I can spot all my own typos... typically about .05 seconds after I click 'Post'.
THere's always one... :p
What is a 'visual narrative'? I've never come across the term before in connection with artists.
(I have that funny feeling though I'll never fit in in a million years...don't worry...but seriously it sounds *so* bureacratic and off putting to me.
I think "illustration" is a perfectly good word.
I was a Sub-Ed, I could pick it up again.
So do I. Let's for god's sakes call a spade a spade.
Then everyone knows where they are with their written entries.
The drawings I did for my now withdrawn entry were all about 'relationship' with text not ornaments like illustrations so often are.
I won't be applying...people will be relieved to know.
But really...I hate this latest fad/fashion for calling things by names like 'visual narrative'. It artificially mystifies things giving an aura...
It's designed to *alienate* people who think like me and attract other sorts of people.
Don't worry I'm unsubbing.
'Visual narrative' is actually being used incorrectly in the OP. A visual narrative is exactly what it sounds like: a story told mostly or entirely through visual means (i.e. pictures rather than words). A silent film is a visual narrative, as is a comic with little or no speech.
" can spot all my own typos... typically about .05 seconds after I click 'Post'." [Mr. Dreadful]
That happens to me a lot, too.