Volunteers Needed: Tournaments Illuminated Review Board

Tournaments Illuminated is looking for volunteers with expertise in all Society activities to volunteer for the new Tournaments Illuminated review board.

In order to ensure the articles published in TI are of a high quality and as accurate as possible, we are starting a list of people who are willing to review submissions for content. Our intent is that all article submissions to TI will go through this process in the future. Unfortunately, the editorial team are not experts in every Society art, science, martial activity, or administrative area. That’s where we need the help of those who are. We will be creating a pool of volunteers who are willing to review articles and provide constructive and objective criticism. Because of the breadth of the SCA’s scope, it is possible you may never be called upon to review an article—or you may be called more frequently (although never more often than once per quarter). It is important that if you volunteer to assist that you be willing to meet deadlines for providing feedback. All reviews will be conducted via e-mail and through an FTP site, so you must also have reliable Internet access.

If you are willing to volunteer your knowledge to help improve TI, please contact Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton at nicolaa55@yahoo.com, and provide the following:
SCA name
Modern name
Contact info (e-mail address)
Areas of expertise
What are your qualifications in these areas? (e.g. SCA awards, modern degrees/certifications, years of experience, etc.)

It is our hope that this will help take Tournaments Illuminated to the next level and result in a quality publication that is not only interesting to read, but contains well-researched, accurate, and useful information. Please feel free to disseminate this announcement widely to all SCA-related mailing lists.

Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton
Editor emerita of Tournaments Illuminated and head of the TI Review Board