Becoming a FOLDOP Guest Editor
I hope to receive a steady stream of new entries for FOLDOP. Each entry needs to be edited into the correct form
before it can be inserted into the dictionary. To speed things up I
have decided to recruit volunteer Guest Editors to whom I can farm out
this work. This has proved quite successful in the past (see FOLDOC) and will allow me to get
entries processed and inserted much quicker.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, would be to take
submissions I forward to you (along with any existing entry on the
subject) and e-mail me back one or more new dictionary entries. This
may involve simply marking up the text you receive or, depending on
how keen you are, you might want to improve the content by discussion
with the original author or using other resources.
Occasionally I may just get one or more URLs as a suggestion for the source of a
definition. I will pass these on to an editor to follow up and summarise
to produce a definition. Thus, it will be an advantage if you have
regular web access.
How much time does it take?
That depends on how good the submissions I will get are, how important a
subject you think it is, and how keen you are. Past experience with FOLDOC shows that often the submissions
are rather incomplete, sometimes they're just a URL so the job often
involves a bit of research, others they just need marking up. As a
rough guide, between five minutes and half an hour per entry should
do. I ask for the entry back within a month, but it's really up to you how long you
take to get round to it.
I'd like to help, what do I do next?
Please read the instructions for Guest
Editors. If you decide to volunteer, I will e-mail you your first
submission to edit.
Last modified: Wed Feb 14 23:59:42 BST 2001