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Editor Sought for Pegasus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Editor Sought for Pegasus: Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society – Paid Position

Dallas, TX , January 22, 2014 – -Are you passionate about genealogy and believe good writing promotes interest in this area? Do you have previous writing/editing experience?

You may be the ideal candidate to be the Editor of Pegasus, the Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society.

The Premiere Issue of Pegasus was published in September and a Records Issue in December – links to a preview of both can be found on the Dallas Genealogical Society website at www.dallasgenealogy.org.

Guidelines for content are at http://www.dallasgenealogy.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=298&Itemid=217

As Editor you would solicit articles, work with contributing writers, serve as a judge in the DGS Annual Writing Contest, edit and approve all content, and work on the final production of each issue. A complete job description can be found at http://www.dallasgenealogy.org/Info/pegasuseditor.pdf. The Editor reports to the DGS Director of Publications Content.

Requirements include knowledge about genealogy, writing and sourcing standards such as The Chicago Manual of Style and Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills, production scheduling, and proper procedures to obtain permission to use copyrighted material.

Previous editing/publishing experience with print and digital media, and experience with publishing software such as Adobe InDesign is a plus.

This is a paid contractor position.

If you are interested, send a cover letter and resume to pegasus@dallasgenealogy.org

Do not send work samples with your initial inquiry; instructions on uploading samples will be provided if needed.

Send any questions to the same email address.

For more information on the Dallas Genealogical Society see www.dallasgenealogy.org.

About Dallas Genealogical Society

Founded in 1954, the Dallas Genealogical Society (DGS) is the oldest continuously functioning society of its kind in Texas. The object of this Society is to educate by creating, fostering, and maintaining interest in genealogy; to assist and support the genealogy section of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas, Texas; and to collect, preserve, copy, and index information relating to Dallas County and its early history. The Dallas Public Library has been rated as one of the Top 10 libraries for genealogy research in the U.S. by Family Tree Magazine.

DGS is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation and a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS).

Contact: Marianne Szabo, Director of Publication Content, editorial@dallasgenealogy.org.

About Terri O'Connell

Terri O’Connell is a professional genealogist in the Chicago area, focusing on Midwestern United States Genealogy, with a main focus in Illinois and a special interest in Irish research. She is also the owner of Cruise Planners – O’Connell Cruise and Travel (terri@cruiseplanners.com), a full service travel company. Their mission is to encompass the full family: vacations, reunions, and history travel. Terri is a travel enthusiast with a passion for genealogy and enjoys bringing the two together to assist her clients in their travel needs. You can find Terri online at www.facebook.com/cruiseplannersoconnell, www.facebook.com/tracingmyfamily or you can find her at www.findingourancestors.com for all things genealogy. Terri is the Executive Director of The In-Depth Genealogist.
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