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CARSP’s Editorial Board – New Members Wanted!

February 23, 2021   |   Categories: News, The Safety Network

Last Updated on February 23, 2021

No doubt you have realized that this newsletter doesn’t follow the recent pattern of issues of The Safety Network Journal. In fact, long-time members may be experiencing a feeling of déjà vu. This results from the layout of our retro-cover actually hailing from April, 2007. This date marks the last occasion on which I acted as guest editor, and the commencement of CARSP’s Editorial Board in its present form. However, as noted back then, and once again on the current front cover, CARSP needs volunteers to participate in the Editorial Board in order to continue to produce issues of the newsletter.

Our current dilemma results from a number of members and in particular, Chris Poirier, the most recent Editor, leaving the Editorial Board as a result of other commitments. In consequence, the Editorial Board is in need of some new blood. If joining our team is of interest, a number of tasks are available. In particular, anyone wishing to take the lead role, as our Editor in Chief, would be most welcome. Alternatively, we can split this task in two, with a Production Editor responsible for the newsletter’s layout, and a Managing Editor who would keep the group organized in terms of regular meetings and maintaining production schedules. Other, more generic tasks, require authors, copy editors, translators, and individuals with graphic-design skills. None of these skills have to be at a professional level. After all, we are essentially producing an in-house publication that is largely intended for consumption by the membership. So, no prior experience is necessary. In fact, you don’t even have to write anything! You could just charm your colleagues to provide the text and images for the articles to be included in the association’s newsletter. Of course, if you have a literary bent, and wish to write articles and editorials yourself, so much the better. For bilingual individuals, translation of abstracts and the occasional full-length article is a task for which you could provide valuable assistance. The amount of translation is highly reliant on the availability of individuals willing to undertake such translations. So, if you can write, edit, translate, or offer graphic design skills for the newsletter, we want to hear from you. For those CARSP members who are in the early stages of their career, assisting on the Editorial Board will be both good experience and will make an interesting entry on your curriculum vitae!

If you would like to be a member of the Editorial Board for CARSP’s publications, please contact Brenda Suggett at brenda.suggett@carsp.ca

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