Writers, editors, researchers encouraged to sign up now
An American Numismatic Association (ANA) course on writing, research, and getting published in the field of numismatics is almost sold out, according to ANA Seminar Manager Amber Bradish.
“Numismatic Publishing: A Practical Course on Writing About Coins” will be taught Sunday through Wednesday, June 17 to June 20, 2018, as part of the annual ANA Summer Seminar. The course instructors are Steve Roach, former editor-in-chief (and current editor-at-large) of Coin World, and Dennis Tucker, publisher at Whitman Publishing.
The ANA Summer Seminar guide describes the class:
“From traditional print publications to new online media, there have never been more opportunities for numismatic writers to reach and connect with an audience. Online resources, from The Numismatist archives to the Newman Numismatic Portal, provide new opportunities for researchers.
This practical and fun course will help collectors—beginning to advanced—write about coins for today’s coin publications.
Students will get an overview of the various venues available for publishing today, the elements of quality (readable) coin writing, and the many different types of writing from auction-lot descriptions to academic research papers. During the class, students will build an outline and work on producing an article suitable for publication, including gentle peer-review to help build individual writing skills. By the end of the class, students will lay the groundwork for a paper that they can be proud of and gain confidence in their writing skills.”
The course will feature projects and special guest instructors, and plenty of time for questions-and-answers with Roach and Tucker, two of the hobby’s most prolifically published writers. Roach has written more than 500 articles and has won numerous awards for his reporting, analysis, and commentary. Tucker has published more than 300 books by authors including Q. David Bowers and Kenneth Bressett, has written hundreds of numismatic articles, and is the author of the award-winning book American Gold and Silver. Both have served on the Treasury Department’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, and both have taught courses on writing and have lectured nationwide on numismatics.
The ANA Summer Seminar is a once-a-year opportunity for numismatic learning and camaraderie that offers students a varied selection of week-long courses designed for discovery or continued study. For more than 40 years, Summer Seminar has featured classes to suit virtually every collector’s hobby needs. “Most importantly,” says the ANA, “everyone attending Summer Seminar shares a common trait: a passion for numismatics.”
To learn more about “Numismatic Publishing” and other ANA Summer Seminar courses, visit the website of the American Numismatic Association.