Essais Staff Information Form
Thanks for your interest in Essais, UVU's only student journal for scholarly endeavors in literary, rhetorical, and cultural analysis and theory. The process of publishing each issue of Essais is student-run, from submission evaluation to layout and design, and all the editing in between. Every semester, we are looking for current students who are interested in being a part of our editorial staff. *There are no qualifications except excitement about academic writing and eagerness to help.* But, we would still like to know some information about you and your interests. If you would like to work on the staff of Essais, please fill out the following form and someone will contact you with more information.
Professor Todd Goddard and Professor Ruen-chuan Ma
Essais Faculty Co-Advisers
Name (Last, First)
Which literary/rhetorical/film theory classes have you taken at UVU?
ENGL 2600 (Critical Introduction to Literature)
ENGL 3890 (Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature)
ENGL 3820 (History of Literary Criticism)
ENGL 3010 (Rhetorical Theory)
ENGL 3150 (Film Theory)
Which academic writing classes have you taken at UVU?
ENGL 1010 (Introduction to Writing)
ENGL 2010 (Intermediate Writing)
ENGL 3090 (Academic Writing for English Majors)
Tell us about your experiences with academic writing. What are your strengths and weaknesses? Have you ever published a paper in a UVU journal before? Have you ever presented academic research at a UVU conference? Which professors have helped you the most with academic writing?
Tell us about your editorial experience and interests. Have you taken any editing classes at UVU? What are your strengths and weaknesses as an editor?
Tell us about your technological experience. Are you familiar with Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign)? Describe any experience you have with typesetting, design, and/or layout.
Which aspects of the publication process you are most interested in?
content editing (revising a paper's thesis, use of evidence, and overall argument)
copy editing (correcting sentence level errors like spelling, grammar, and punctuation)
source checking (ensuring the accuracy of all quotations, references, and MLA formatting)
layout and design (typesetting, designing the issue cover and laying out any art work, working with Adobe InDesign, etc.)
My Word (helping organize the launch night event for our three department journals at the end of each semester)
Finally, would you like to be considered for one of our main staff intern positions to receive course credit for your work on the journal.
Editor in Chief (oversees the entire staff and production process)
Managing Editor (assists the managing editor)
Technical Editor (oversees the typesetting, layout, and design process)
Thank you for your interest in joining the staff of Essais! Someone will be in touch soon.
Note: Students submitting to Essais for publication may edit copy, typeset, check sources, and assist with other staff projects, but may not participate in evaluating submissions at Reading Night, or serve as Managing Editor, Technical Editor, or Editor-in-Chief for that issue.
A position on staff does not in any way guarantee present or future publication.
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