The WES Journal
The Journal of the Writing Equipment Society is published three times a year - in Spring, Summer and Autumn and is put together by a team of volunteer members.
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The aims of the Journal
¨ To provide a wide range of accurate, stimulating and visually interesting information relating to the history, development, manufacture and use of all writing related equipment.
¨ To encourage the conservation, study and recording of information about all items of writing related equipment and associated ephemera.
¨ To provide a medium through which members may express their views, pose questions about writing equipment and associated ephemera and acquire, dispose of and exchange items.
¨ To encourage the use of writing related equipment and interest in the act of writing.
¨ To disseminate the work of the Society and to raise and widen awareness of these fields of interest.
Contributions to the Journal
We welcome contributions at any time, although do not guarantee they will all be used. Authors must be prepared for their texts to be edited.
Notes of guidance for those who write for the Journal:
We ask for contributions to be sent by email or on disk (saved in WORD format) with a paper copy. Please do not use PLAIN TEXT as this corrupts the punctuation when transferred to the Apple Mac system (used for design purposes).
Typed or hand written manuscripts are also welcome. Those who do not use a word processor should not be put off.
We are very pleased to have 'authoritative' work but equally pleased to have snippets and personal observations. The Journal should offer a wide variety of content. If you have not written for publication before but have something to say – please talk to the editor. We can work on articles together.
We prefer to illustrate the majority of contributions. Talk to the editor about photography as we can often help to obtain best quality pictures. We can work from photographs, transparencies or digital images (Jpeg, Tiff or PDF). Photocopies need to be done on good quality machines in a 'copy shop' where high definition can be achieved. Always use colour where possible, as this gives us the widest possible choice when deciding on colour pages. We can print in monochrome from colour if we need to. We will pay for quality copying provided we have confirmed we need it. Never fold a hard copy image. Finally, images need to be provide separately from text as images contained in Microsoft created text are difficult to manage with Apple Mac technology..
Remember to clear copyright if you are using the work of others.
If you have referred to the work of others in your writing, please include references at the end of the article e.g. Smith, John (date of publication), title, publisher, place of publication.
Keep the number of words in mind. A full page is about 1000 words. A page with ¼ page illustration is therefore about 750 words.
Send your contributions to the editor.
We look forward to hearing from you!
|Dr DAVID SHEPHERD, Editor |
MIKE WEST, Advertising Manager