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I’m interested in assisting with proofreading and copyediting. I have a BA in Philosophy from Boston University (and keep up with scholarship in a few areas) and currently work in open-access advocacy. Further, I am personally interested in increasing, specifically, the availability of openly licensed philosophy texts, whether textbooks, monographs or journals.

Previously, I was a volunteer editor for two distributed projects. For the first, I provided substantial content editing to a CC BY-NC-SA ebook on statistics and data visualization for non-experts (titled Data+Design). And for the second, editorial comments and suggestions on several draft chapters of Creative Commons’ recent book, Made with Creative Commons (CC BY-SA, naturally).

As part of my job, I revise and edit a whole lot of documentation (on policies, programs and procedures) to ensure they are easily understood by a variety of authors, researchers, and students.

I try to supplement professional commitments with calls for volunteers because I think it’s important to support collaborative open projects (like this one) as much as possible. I’m game if you need help!

Colleen Cressman
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Hi Colleen,

Thank you so much for volunteering! We have one book (Philosophy of Mind) that is just about to go into production in Pressbooks (as soon as I get a breather from a conference I’m at right now). We’d love to have help with copyediting & proofreading for that. I have done my best as a non-professional in those areas, but I’m sure things there is stuff I’ve missed.

Hopefully we will start putting the content into Pressbooks in the next few days (it’s just me that’s the holdup now!), and it would be helpful to have someone read through the content there as we prepare for the final publication.

If you email me I can get you into the Pressbooks site for the book later this week and we can go from there: christina.hendricks@ubc.ca

I may also invite you to communicate with me on the thread for that book, just to keep things organized!

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Sounds great. Thanks, Christina.

Hello. I would be willing to help in any way possible with the Analysis of Knowledge section. I earned my M.A. in Philosophy from California State University at Long Beach in 2013. My interests are in justification and especially particular aspects of the Gettier Problem and epistemic closure (Nozick, Dretske, Thalberg Jr). I have been a high school teacher for 20 years (mostly AP Macroeconomics, AP US Government, and AP Psychology) and also taught philosophy (Critical Thinking) at Long Beach City College for 3 years (2014-2017). Please let me know if I can help with this project.

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Hi Kele, thanks so much for your interest in the project! We usually ask potential authors or editors for a CV. Could you send across your CV to @christina.hendricks (christina.hendricks@ubc.ca)? She can pass it along to @brian561, the book editor for Epistemology. :slight_smile: If there’s any other chapters (apart from The Analysis of Knowledge) in the book that you’d be interested in contributing to, please let Christina know. I believe these 3 are still in need of authors:

  • Chapter 3: Sources of Knowledge and Justification: Rationalism, Empiricism, and Beyond
  • Chapter 5: Epistemic Value, Duty, and Virtue
  • Chapter 7: Epistemology, Gender, and Society

Hi Kele–thank you for your interest! As @apurva notes, if you could send me a copy of your CV I will send it to the editor for Epistemology and we’ll go from there!