Have you ever thought
of writing an article
for the Quarterly?
You MAY HAVE WONDERED how the various Quarterly articles originate
—whether they are assigned or written spontaneously by volunteers.
The answer is, articles come to us in both ways. Sometimes an assignment
to write an article will come out of a firm committee meeting or
out of the Supervisors' Conference. At other times the Editor will
write to the partner in charge of an office, suggesting a topic for an
article and asking that it be assigned to someone in that office.
Some articles, however, are submitted by individuals who become
so interested in work they are doing or in some question they have
researched that they want to share their findings with others in the
firm. We are always delighted to receive such articles.
Perhaps you have thought of writing but have hesitated because you
are not an outstanding authority on the subject that interests you. This
should not prevent you from writing, however, since every article is
submitted to the appropriate technical people in the firm and is carefully
appraised by them. You will be told of any weaknesses and will
receive suggestions on how to do the needed research or rewriting
that will make your article first rate.
Why should you write for the Quarterly?
Writing an article is hard work, but there are many rewards. A few
of these are listed below.
1—Writing an article is one of the best ways to really learn the
subject you are exploring. To explain something to a reader means
that you must thoroughly understand it yourself and be able to answer
any question or argument that might arise in connection with your
2—Because of our practice of submitting your article to the technical
people in your field, you receive the benefit of their careful criticism
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