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Neil Wyatt31/08/2021 12:59:41
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Looking at the stock of articles I have for MEW, I have a fair reserve, but I seem to be a little short of articles in the range of 6-12 pages long.

This is a great length for articles that explore a technique in some detail, or describe the making of useful tools.

I am particularly keen to receive articles on topics such as:

  • Making 'classic designs' updated for a modern workshop (e.g. taking advantage of the wider range of tools and materials we now have available).
  • Interesting techniques old or new that may not be obvious (e.g. casting rubber, sewing leather, splicing rope, new uses of 3D printing, sharpening tools).
  • Measurement and precision - especially unusual examples, such as spring rates or comparing material properties.
  • Materials - always interesting to have a good review of a group of materials, their uses and properties.
  • Good, practical tool designs.
  • Painting and finishing - I get very little on these topics. Something of fettling and finishing castings to a high standard would be good.
  • Reader's workshops or interesting tooling - such articles are much appreciated by readers.

But this list is by no means exclusive, any subject relating to hobby engineering is potentially of interest.

Perhaps the best guide is to think what would YOU be interested in reading about?

Anyone interested in contributing to MEW (past or potential new writers) can email me at neil.wyatt@mytimemedia.com, and I will send you an author pack.

I'm happy to receive potential articles 'on spec' but it's best to contact me first before investing a lot of time writing anything long or complex.

Many thanks,

Neil

Edited By JasonB on 31/08/2021 14:48:53

Edited By JasonB on 01/09/2021 11:50:39

Dave S31/08/2021 14:46:59
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Neil,

Think there may be a typo in your email address?

Dave

JasonB31/08/2021 14:49:31
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I've edited it, just can't get the staffsmile p

Brian Wood01/09/2021 09:56:46
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Hello Neil,

If it is not too much trouble it might be useful information, especially for those thinking about writing an article for the first time, to give some idea of the word count that fits the average page in the magazine, making an allowance for, say, two photos per page.

Then your request for material in the 6 to 12 page range gives an idea of how much work is involved.

Regards

Brian.

JasonB01/09/2021 10:30:53
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When I did the milling for beginners series each one would be around 2250 words and 10-12 images per 4 page article.

So something like 3500-7000 words and 15-30 images for 6-12 pages.

Gary Wooding01/09/2021 11:44:44
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Neil,

Your address is missing the 'i' from 'mytimemedia' - it's resolving to 'mytmemedia'.

JasonB01/09/2021 11:51:47
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Should work now, I had changed what was visible but not the hidden code

Brian Wood01/09/2021 13:01:09
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Thank you Jason, that gives a helpful guide

Regards

Brian

JasonB01/09/2021 13:05:30
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Also don't forget that a drawing can soon fill a page, from what I've done for ME an A4 drawing gets reproduced to A5 size in the mag so two A4 or A3 size would fill a mag page.

JonathanTaylor15/04/2022 11:38:51
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is this case still relevant?

Peter G. Shaw15/04/2022 13:19:10
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Wasn't there an article very recently giving a new email address for Neil now that the magazine has a new owner??!!

Peter G. Shaw

SillyOldDuffer15/04/2022 13:31:07
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Peter refers to this recent thread, link provided is to page 3 where Neil discusses what he'd like to see under new ownership. Although Neil's old email should still work, his new one is meweditor@mortons.co.uk

I guess the subjects listed in the older thread are still relevant.

Dave

Peter G. Shaw15/04/2022 15:14:11
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Dave,

It wasn't actually. It was the thread titled "NEW CONTACT EMAIL FOR MEW EDITOR". Not that it matters, just as long as everyone somehow gets to use the new address.

As a matter of interest, how does one set up the "recent thread" as Dave has above?

Cheers,

Peter G. Shaw

SillyOldDuffer15/04/2022 16:34:56
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Posted by Peter G. Shaw on 15/04/2022 15:14:11:

Dave,

It wasn't actually. It was the thread titled "NEW CONTACT EMAIL FOR MEW EDITOR". Not that it matters, just as long as everyone somehow gets to use the new address.

As a matter of interest, how does one set up the "recent thread" as Dave has above?

Cheers,

Peter G. Shaw

Whoops! But it was the thread where Neil listed possible subjects. I claim a near miss!

Two ways of identifying earlier threads:

1. Remember someone who posted in it and scroll through their posts to find it. Works best on recent posts, and infrequent posters. It's how I found Neil's post in the 'MEW,ME, RCM&E and Model Boats under new ownership' thread. An individual's posts are listed if you click on the forum post count, circled in red below:

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>2. You can use the Google search out of sight halfway down the Home page to look for almost anything inside the forum. A search on member name, word, phrase, or subject should list possibilities. Bit of an art to Google searching, but it's powerful. The Home page is opened by clicking HOME in the black banner, circled in blue in the screenshot above. Then scroll down tediously to find the Google search box and button:
 
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Having found the thread, I copy its URL from the Browser's address bar and paste it into the post as a link with the button that looks like a bit of chain in the forum editor's tool-bar.

Dave

 

Edited By JasonB on 15/04/2022 18:30:10

Peter G. Shaw15/04/2022 17:15:09
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Thanks Dave, I'll have to have a go sometime. Maybe as a test file.

Peter G. Shaw

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