Help Wanted at An Naidheachd Againne newsletter

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One of the benefits of membership in ACGA is our quarterly bilingual e-zine, An Naidheachd Againne. It is often the only connection that geographically isolated members have with ACGA and Scottish Gaelic. We hope that you enjoy reading it as much as the editorial team enjoys putting it together for you.

If An Naidheachd Againne is something that you consider worthwhile, we wonder if you would consider joining our volunteer editorial team. Gaelic is not a requirement in order for you to volunteer your help.

We are looking for volunteers for the following positions to supplement the current editorial team. Please note that we work cooperatively so that no one person is left with too much of the work.

English Proofreaders

  • Must be able to work carefully according to our guidelines to proofread content for spelling, typographical and formatting errors. No particular computer skills required beyond a general ability with Word, Apache Open Office or Pages.
  • A willingness to join the ACGA forum, where discussion about the current issue takes place.
  • Availability in the two weeks before publication (not necessarily for every issue). Publication dates are March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15.

Content Editor

  • Someone willing to shadow the current content editors for the next few issues to acquaint themselves with our process and be ready to take on the job of content editor for one issue per year. We currently have 3 editors who take turns being content editor. Work on a particular issue begins approximately a month after the publication of the previous issue (March 15, June 15, September 15, December 15)
  • A willingness to join the ACGA forum, where discussion about the current issue takes place

Content editors are the “shepherds” who co-ordinate an issue by:

  • Deciding with the other editors on a lead article and contacting potential authors.
  • Contributing ideas for other articles / content of a particular issue and contacting authors.
  • Keeping track of article submissions and deadlines.
  • Co-ordinating the proofreading schedule.

Layout Editor

  • Should have experience with Microsoft Word and Publisher, especially with creating and using styles.
  • A sense of design is helpful.
  • Expectation of doing one issue per year and taking over at some point.
  • Availability at least 2 weeks prior to publication (March 15, June 15, September 15, December 15).

If you are interested in any of these positions, please email membership@acgamerica.org.

leis gach deagh dhùrachd, 

An Sgioba Deasachaidh/The Editorial Team, ANA

An Naidheachd Againne, Winter 2015 Issue Is Available

The Winter 2015 issue of our newsletter, An Naidheachd Againne has been released.

An Naidheachd Againne, Winter 2015
An Naidheachd Againne, Winter 2015

Members should have received it, but they can also obtain it online, by logging in to the ACGA Forum (http://forum.acgamerica.org), and checking the Members Room.

Non-members can obtain issues through Winter 2014 in the Public Room of the forum, which requires no login, though you’re welcome to create an account and join our discussions whether you’re a member or not.

Information about joining ACGA can be found at http://www.acgamerica.org/join/membership/.

An Naidheachd Againne, Summer 2015 Issue Is Available

The Summer 2015 issue of our newsletter, An Naidheachd Againne, has been released.

Members should have received it, but they can also obtain it online, by logging in to the ACGA Forum (http://forum.acgamerica.org), and checking the Members Room.

Non-members can obtain issues through Winter 2014 in the Public Room of the forum, which requires no login, though you’re welcome to create an account and join our discussions whether you’re a member or not.

Information about joining ACGA can be found at http://www.acgamerica.org/join/membership/.

Dùn Èideann a’ Feitheamh (from ANA Spring 2013)

For our next reprint, Alison Lang looks back to when Edinburgh was eagerly awaiting improvements for Gaelic, such as the opening of the new Gaelic Primary School, and possible improvements for Scotland, as the vote on Scottish independence was coming up. This is a timely reprint, as Alison’s article in the just-released March 2015 issue provides an update, especially on the latter.

Continue Reading “Dùn Èideann a’ Feitheamh (from ANA Spring 2013)”

An Naidheachd Againne, Spring 2015 Issue Is Available

The Spring 2015 issue of our newsletter, An Naidheachd Againne, has been released.

Members should have received it, but they can also obtain it online, by logging in to the ACGA Forum (link http://forum.acgamerica.org), and checking the Members Room.

Non-members can obtain issues through Fall 2014 in the Public Room of the forum, which requires no login, though you’re welcome to create an account and join our discussions whether you’re a member or not.

Information about joining ACGA can be found here (link: http://www.acgamerica.org/join/membership/).