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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 16, April 16, 2006, Article 33

HOW TO MAKE YOUR EDITOR'S LIFE EASIER

Dick Johnson writes: "E-Sylum readers should be aware of the
sacrifices that our esteemed editor goes through to bring us
our weekly dose of numismatic gossip, news and discourse.
While juggling his day job, family time with his wife and three
small children, and all the usual hassles of daily life, he
somehow also gets the E-Sylum out every week on schedule. He
should be applauded. It is no wonder last week's issue was
truncated.

Wayne, I know you have a lot of energy (to accomplish what you
do every week), but don't overdo it. You are purdy important to
us E-Sylum readers. How can we make your tasks easier? If it
means shorter E-Sylums, that's okay."

[Well, whatever I can't find time to include just doesn't make
the cut.  Usually I find the time somehow, but anything readers
can do to save me some time is appreciated.  Here are some
suggestions:

1. When sending submissions, be sure to email them to me at
whomren@coinlibrary.com.  Just hitting the Reply button to
an E-Sylum message does the trick.  This also puts "E-Sylum"
in the subject line, making it easy to recognize what the
message is about.

2. Do NOT send messages to esylum@binhost.com - that is
reserved for outgoing mail, and messages to that address go
into a holding tank and take more time to deal with.

3. Please refrain from asking me to change your subscription
address unless you're having trouble with the automated
system at
https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum

4. When sending a submission that refers to an article or
image on the Internet, don't forget to include the URL -
I need to have that to reference it in The E-Sylum.

5. If you see an interesting article ANYWHERE and think
it would be of interest to our readers, don't assume I've
seen it. I may not have, and even if I have, I may not
have had the time to write it up.  So write it up!  Don't
worry if you think you're not such a great writer - that's
what editors are for - we edit.  I'll whip it into shape
and will often have time to send you a draft for review.

6. Send me suggestions for the Featured Web Site.  These
are all too often last-minute ideas I stumble across on
Sunday night after desperately typing some random keywords
into Google to see what turns up.

7. Help promote The E-Sylum.  Recruit some new subscribers!
Mention The E-Sylum at local club meetings, in other online
forums, or in emails to some of your numismatic friends.

8. If you can send your submission before Saturday, please
do so.  Most of the issue gets pulled together by Thursday
or Friday, leaving the final edits and publication for Sunday
night.  The fewer new submissions over the weekend, the more
likely everything will come together at a decent hour.  But
don't let that stop you from sending important items at
any time.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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