Thursday, January 22, 2015
I've been asked to write a pamphlet specifically for a Quaker audience. Because of this new assignment, I will likely be posting a little less for a few weeks. I'm having to brush up on my Chicago Manual of Style, for starters. Grad school, now a full decade ago, was the last time I had to worry about a style manual of any kind.
Every publication has its own unique guidelines. A team of editors will meet together as a single body to determine whether they're satisfied with the finished product, or whether it needs more work. I know enough by now to recognize that no one's first draft is perfect and without correction, least not my own. I know the topic already and intend to use previously published material along with the newly written passages. Mostly this is an exercise in compiling, rather than strict creation.
My Meeting is supportive of this task and I don't want to let them down. I know I'm writing for only a handful of Friends, maybe only a few thousand, but I know I have insight to share with those of my own faith.