Calling all Bloggers! September 2012 Issue of APGQ

Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly

Here’s a writing opportunity for members of GeneaBloggers! The September 2012 issue of the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly‘s theme is entitled: TOOLS FOR PRODUCTIVITY: TIME PASSES, BUT WILL YOU? Technologies or techniques for managing a genealogy business, for managing clients, and/or for managing genealogical information.

The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2012 and you can contact the APGQ editor via email with your questions or submissions at editor@apgen.org.

Recently, APG decided to develop themes for each quarterly issue to help make the magazine of greater value to its members. Writers’ guidelines are posted on the APG website at http://www.apgen.org/publications/quarterly/msguide.html.

Other themes include:

  • December 2012 (deadline September 15): VIEWS FROM 2012 ON PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGY. Short personal reflections on all aspects from many points of view — no harangues — an example at http://www.staatsofohio.com/?p=1270.
  • March 2013 (deadline December 15, 2012): MARKETING STRATEGIES: BEYOND “WILL DO GENEALOGY FOR FOOD.”
  • June 2013 (deadline March 15, 2013): MY BIG FAT GENEALOGY CAREER(S) or A PEEK UNDER THE UMBRELLA. Career options for genealogists, preferably first-person accounts of the good, the bad, and the profitable.
  • September 2013 (deadline June 15, 2013): “WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?” EFFECTIVE CLIENT COMMUNICATION. Report writing, personal/telephone/email contacts, dispute resolution, “qualifying” or screening potential clients, etc.
  • December 2013 (deadline September 15, 2013): TECHNOLOGY: WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU CROSS A GENEALOGIST WITH A SOFTWARE DEVELOPER? Reflections on RootsTech, costs and benefits of being an “early adopter” or a “late adopter,” and whatever the latest tech stuff is by then.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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