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The NYCC needs a new bulletin editor as I will not be standing for re-election at the annual board elections in November.

This is an extremely important job that requires some considerable time and, like all the other positions on the NYCC, it is entirely voluntary. But it does offer scope for design, flare and creativity, for those so inclined, and could be something very valuable to include in a resumé. It would suit somebody who has good desk-top publishing/magazine or newsletter skills. I am in the middle of my second year as editor and my circumstances have changed, which means I am no longer able to devote the time needed to do the job as well as I would like to.

I use my own copy of Adobe’s InDesign program v3.0.1, running on Macintosh, as part of the Creative Suite to lay out the pages, and I am happy to train anyone who volunteers for the position. I have page templates, which I can pass onto the next encumbent and I would be happy to assist the new editor in proofreading and laying out some pages if necessary, but I really do want to relinquish the responsibility. If a new editor wants to use Quark, instead, I can probably provide some training too. I would also be happy to write for the bulletin under the new editor and to take photographs for it.

I believe the club also has a copy of InDesign, but I’m not sure if it is a Windows or a Mac version. Either could be used by the new editor, depending on what type of computer they have.

I have already informed the board of my decision, which is final: If nobody stands at the November election, the club will have no bulletin editor and, therefore, no bulletin. I will not simply carry on until somebody is recruited or volunteers. However, I believe that a period of five and a half months notice before the November elections should be sufficient time to alert potential candidates.

If anybody would like more details of just what the job entails and the amount of time it takes, please e-mail me at the above address.


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don montalvo (not verified)
the nycc owns...

...one copy of quarkxpress 3.x (pc) and one copy of indesign 2 (mac) from what i remember.


> I believe the club also has a copy of InDesign, but I’m
> not sure if it is a Windows or a Mac version.

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Neile (not verified)
"Adobe will let you ""cross platform"" upgrade an application"

from PC to Mac or vice versa -- but they invalidate the copy you're migrating from.

It's free if you have the newest version -- or the upgrade fee if you don't.


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don montalvo (not verified)
agreed...the nycc should purchase creative suite 2...

...so it has the full range of applications needed to publish the bulletin. i wouldn't waste the club's money on quarkxpress. ;)


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Diane Goodwin (not verified)

"Don is right .... Adobe is worth the purchase. Publishing has rapidly gone to InDesign ... Photoshop ... and Illustrator ... and Acrobat - all the tools you need to put a newsletter together.

Anthony, I can imagine the amount of time you put into the newsletter ... Don and I, both, have been through it. Thanks for all your work!

To anyone who picks up the ""volunteer position"" .... you really need to know desktop publishing - marketing and editorial skills are a big bonus. It's a good way to really get to know the club.

diane goodwin"

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Richard Rosenthal (not verified)
"""Marketing""? You need to know marketing to edit the Bulletin?

"Diane wrote ""(M)arketing...skills are a big bonus."" Please explain since the Bulletin isn't sold."

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Evan Marks (not verified)

Great job, Anthony.

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Hank Schiffman (not verified)
I second Evan's comment. Real dedication yielded quality results
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