Hello Sue, and Welcome. You'll find us all friendly here, so please feel free to join in any discussions and tell us a bit about yourself. It's not a very busy place here, but we hope it's interesting enough. If you have any questions, just shout. Some names to get familiar with:
Nigel is our chairman and responsible/ethical metal detecting advocate and one of our story author/editors.
Juamei is one of our technical bods who helps run the site as well as providing the occasional article.
Alan (that's me) is 'Features Editor' for want of a better title. I check that stories are correctly formatted and 'on focus', and produce stories when I can. Special interest in Cornwall.
Goffik (Graham) is resident comedian, (he makes us laugh..) graphic designer and occasional news ferret.
Scubi (Chris) and Jimit are both exceptional photographers whose work has been featured on the Journal many times.
Sandy is one of our (sometimes not so) tame archaeologists.
Rhiannon our folklorist.
I'm sure others will introduce themselves as and when...
We have two editor roles available, as you can see. Neither should be too onerous (I hope!) The idea would be to gather pertinent information - our primary focuses are pre-Roman monuments and heritage crime - regarding news articles or events. For an idea of the kind of things we're looking for, see our occasional 'Cheers and Boos' articles http://heritageaction.wordpress.com/?s=Cheers+and+Boos
which we'd like to expand and regularise slightly into a longer weekly or monthly piece.
On the events side, we've previously highlighted individual organisations' or areas' events - see our recent Diary Dates for Cornwall, http://heritageaction.wordpress.com/?s= ... s+cornwall
or tomorrow's for Wiltshire. What we'd like to produce is a monthly listing of upcoming events around the country with links to the detail source pages - local archaeology society talks, conferences, exhibitions, guided walks etc. - again, all with that pre-Roman focus in mind. The schedule would be such that early in February we produce March's listing, in early March, April's events and so on.
We look forward to hearing more about and from you!