Monday, February 27, 2012

Well, we sort of know where everything is...

On the cusp of our copy & ad deadlines, at this point the NQ storyboard is a neatly written series of titles and bylines, supplemented by notations in colour-coded highlighters and an ever-growing array of post-its marked in a bewildering shorthand that made sense at the time. Not exactly Office Organization 1001, but it seems to work, reflecting the living, growing thing that is the magazine.

(Image: wagonized.typepad.cpm.)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Production ahead

One week and one day to copy deadline...and we've already got some lovely stuff together. Pretty pictures, too, and one or two ideas for the cover...Note to self, remember the proper USB code this time, and avoid last minute panic!


Monday, February 13, 2012

NQ pluses and minuses

This week the NQ has to focus on some numbers - budget numbers, printing numbers, logistical details that need to be squared away so we can block out story lists and copy deadlines for 2012. Our production infrastructure, if you will.

(Image: wikimedia.)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Spring storyboard checklist

Our "Fauna" issue is really taking to the air, with one very fine feature (about a certain famous introduced species) already proofed and filed, and a number of essays, articles and columns in the queue (including one about a strange beast of a movie shot here in the 70s).