Monday, January 30, 2006

Author Guidelines

APCO Bulletin has some great author guidelines. My personal favorite:

Take It for a Test Drive Let your colleagues read your story. If they fall asleep half way through, that should tell you something. If they laugh, cry or emit an expletive like "wow!" then you've probably succeeded in writing something good and worthwhile. If they start asking you questions, you know you've not included enough information. If they give you a strange look and advise you to keep your day job and not enter the field of writing, don't despair. Send it to us for review; we're the professional editors/writers, not your colleagues. And we'll be glad to work with you to improve your article if needed.

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