H-Penn Reviews Editor Position Open

Allen Dieterich-Ward's picture

Hi All,

It has been my pleasure and honor to serve as the H-Pennsylvania reviews editor for the past four years.  During that time I've gotten to know many of our subscribers who have graciously volunteered to write reviews. Since the first review we published back in July 2014 (Sharon Ann Holt on Lindgren, Preserving South Street Seaport), we've averaged about one a month through today's publication of Robert Shaffer's review of Union Power.  I'm very proud of what we've acomplished both in terms of quantty and quality and am eager to pass on the torch to someone willing to carry on with this good work.  The position has a great deal of autonomy and allows the editor to explore his/her interests while providing an opportant service to the scholarly community.  Between evaluating recent releases, soliciting reviewers, and editing reviews, I have averaged no more than a half hour a week.  H-Net provides a copy editor, so there is always someone there to provide support, I have also found reviewers to be courtesous and, with a few excpetions, punctual in submitting their reviews. I am planning to retire from the position on September 1. We have a about five more reviews in the pipeline that should be finished by the end of the summer, so the new editor will have time to complete the training and get up to speed without the pressure of having to commission new reviews right away. If you are interested, please do drop me a line for more information.