editing copy. Last year, Jessica was named assistant editor, so
she could devote more of her time and skills to integrating editorial with
design. It's a complex job, but one that Jessica does extremely well.
has taken over as managing editor and is quiet but tenacious in managing the
many articles as they wind their way through the various stages of editing,
making sure we stick to our deadlines. Making sure our copy is clean and
accurate is Miriam Jones, a long-time
editor at e.Republic. She is also in charge of handling the conversion of our
print editions when they move on to the Web so the stories are accessible
Our highly talented design team is led by Kelly Martinelli, creative director. Her illustrators and designers include Tom
McKeith, Michelle Hamm and Crystal Hopson.
Their ability to create original art and illustrations that help convey arcane
subjects, such as SOA, ERP, CRM and ITIL, is amazing. ASBPE thought so too.
They awarded the design team with a separate achievement award for the
excellence of their work in designing and illustrating Public CIO.
Other people who provide invaluable editorial support
include veteran editor Shane Peterson
and writers Jim McKay, Andy Opsahl
and Chad Vander Veen. While their full-time job is writing and editing for Government Technology, they also lend
their time to making Public CIO a great publication.
Paul Taylor, the
Center for Digital Government's chief strategy officer, has been contributing a
regular column to the magazine from the first issue, giving readers his
delightful mix of insight and wit in his well received commentaries.
In addition, we have
been fortunate to have working for us several fabulous freelance journalists
who contribute their talents to Public CIO on a regular basis: David Raths,
Merrill Douglas and Chandler Harris.
The achievements of this hardworking team of writers,
editors and designers have gone unmentioned for too long. Without their
dedication and hard work, Public CIO
would not have achieved this level of excellence. Most satisfying is the fact
they have been recognized by their peers: the American Society of Business
Publication Editors.A job well done. Congratulations to all.