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Becoming an Editor
There are several things which you should/must do in the process of
becoming an editor and several tools and resources that are at your disposal to
help you in this process.
- Read all the documents in this Editors Guide thoroughly
- Much of the information that you need to know is described in these
documents. Familiarizing yourself with it will move you a major step along
the way of becoming an effective CCN Editor. You must be thoroughly
familiar with the Editorial Policy of the CCN, the IP Agreement, the
relationship between the Editors and IP Training, the Graphic User Interface
of the CCN and its coding, etc. The editors work together as a unit and you
have to be prepared to work together in a team spirit.
- Subscribe to the Editors List
- <firstname.lastname@example.org> is an essential part of being a CCN
Editor. This mailing list is our means of communicating with one another
and many important technical and policy discussions take place here. If
you are interested in getting involved in the CCN Editorial Team this is
the place to learn what is going on and where to ask questions.
Liase with the Editor-In-Chief
on subscribing to this list.
- Examine the Editors Archive
- The Editors Archive
allows you to subscribe, unsubscribe, find out information and check who
is on the Editors List. It also contains a chronological listing of posts
made to this list. This is an excellent way to find and refer to previous
discussions and information from the list. [N.B. You must have
subscribed to in order to be able to access this archive.]
- Take the Information Provider Training Courses
- As a CCN Editor your starting point is an editing proficiency at least
equal to that of the Information Provider Editors (IPE's). You need to be
fluent in HTML as well as understand file installation, Revision Control
System, List Management, etc. If you are not already an IPE you
must take the IP
Training which is offered on-line by the CCN.
- Familiarize yourself with the Information Providers Database
- The Information
Providers Database is the main administrative vehicle for keeping track
of all aspects of the application, training, creation and operation of
Information Providers. All editors must be fluent with its structure and
operation and must be prepared to employ it. [N.B. You must have received
HTTP authorized access in order to be able to access the IPDB.]
At the same time familiarize yourself with the CCN Administration Archives.
[N.B. You must have received HTTP authorized access in order to be able
to access these archives.].
- Subscribe to CCN-IP
- CCN-IP <email@example.com> is the umbrella mailing list of
the CCN-IP Committee that covers all aspects of the CCN's relationships
with its Information Providers. The Editors team is a subgroup of CCN-IP.
The mailing list includes discussions on editorial matters, training
issues, recruitment of new Information Providers, communications issues,
On-line IP Registration requests are directed to CCN-IP where they are
directed to the appropriate editor. Subscribe to ccn-ip. The committee also
holds regular meetings (generally every two weeks) which you are welcome
- Liase with the Editor-in-Chief
- While doing all of the above, you can discuss with the Editor-in-Chief
what your interests are as well as where gaps might lie in the current
editorial structure. In consultation you can decide what area it might be
worth your while to tackle.
When the Editor-in-Chief feels you are ready you can be assigned as an
Editor or apprentice Editor and you will be given editing permissions for
the appropriate areas on the CCN where you will be doing your work. As an
apprentice or associate editor you will liase with the other editors in
your subject area to make sure that continuing work that needs to be done
is addressed as well as launching any new initiatives that you may feel
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