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ACGA seeks Greening Review Editor

  • Subject: [cg] ACGA seeks Greening Review Editor
  • From: "Betsy Johnson" betsy@bgjohnson.com
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 11:30:37 -0400

First, tremendous thanks to our current Greening Review Editor, Don
Boekelheide.  However, the special 25th issue (coming this month!) has
taken its toll on our editor, so now we seek a new editor for the 2006
The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is looking for an
individual or team to design, edit and produce our annual publication,
the Community Greening Review.
ACGA is a not-for profit, membership organization of gardening and open
space volunteers and professionals established in 1979.  ACGA promotes
the growth of community gardening and greening in urban, suburban and
rural North America.  The Community Greening Review is one of ACGA's
member benefits.
The Community Greening Review (samples available on the ACGA website at
www.communitygarden.org) is an 8.5 x 11" publication.  A typical issue
is 28 to 34 pages long, printed on recycled, uncoated paper stock.  The
inside pages are black and white only.  The cover contains one color
logo, type or graphic.
The Community Greening Review is a tool for advocacy, publicity,
networking and providing the best technical assistance available for the
design, planning, management and permanence of gardening, greening and
open space programs that emphasize community.
The Community Greening Review provides a forum where professionals,
volunteers and supporters working on community gardening, greening and
open space issues relate ideas, research, opinions, suggestions and
Consultant Tasks
1.  The editor is responsible to:
A.	meet the publication deadline, report progress and problems to
the Editorial Board and manage the Production Team;
B.	collect submissions (text and graphics) selected and solicited
by the editor and the Editorial Board;
C.	coordinate/prepare submissions so all text is available
electronically for production;
D.	ensure that the Editorial Board has an opportunity to review
E.	edit all submissions and work on revisions with the authors;
F.	write or contract to have written an in-depth lead article or
other articles as necessary for the Review by interviewing persons
selected and solicited by the Editorial Board;
G.	provide text to Production Team;
H.	proof copy;
I.	submit master electronic file for reproduction;
J.	ensure Review is mailed on time;
K.	obtain copyright permission for all articles and graphics used
in Review;
L.	copyright the collective work in ACGA's name.
Production Person/Team
2.  The production person/team is responsible to:
A.	prepare Review layout using the design approved by the Editorial
Board, computer compatible text and graphic submissions; 
B.	submit proofs to Editor for copy proofing;
C.	make corrections;
D.	prepare a production-ready copy in electronic format;
E.	submit this production-ready copy to the Editor;
F.	select printer to print the Review and prepare and seal for
mailing with approval by the executive director.
3.  Assembly
A.	A set of mailing labels or an electronic file containing those
labels is produced by the ACGA administrative office and provided to the
B.	The Editor prepares the Reviews for mailing.
4.  Mailing
The editor is reimbursed for mailing expenses with prior approval by the
ACGA executive director.
Approximate Timeline
Initial editorial meeting occurs at the ACGA board meeting (in 2005,
will be in August in Minneapolis) as part of the Communications
Committee agenda. Publication and distribution is scheduled for early in
the first quarter of the following year.
How to Respond
Proposals may be submitted by an individual or team for all or part of
the tasks outlined in the "Consultants Task" section.
Please Submit:
1.	Qualifications and or past experiences with each task.
Highlight experience with non-profit organizations or with community
gardening and open space issues or community development.  As the name
Community Gardening Review implies, community and greening are the
emphasis.  This criteria is helpful, but not critical.
2.	Writing and design samples
3.	Estimate of the cost for each task.
Send proposals (by mail or e-mail) by August 1, 2005 to:
Anna Wasescha
ACGA Communications Chair
1312 Dayton Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55104
651.646.8733 (phone)
651.646.0034 (fax)

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