Academic journal article The Hymn

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Academic journal article The Hymn

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Behind the scenes

As you no doubt know, the journal you are reading is the result of the work of many - if not of the clicked "small army," then at least the work of a good-sized choir. Among them are the editorial advisory hoard; contributing editors and the reviewers they recruit; regular columnists; the society's executive director and office staff; the many contributors of news items and suggestions for content; and, of course, the authors of feature articles, who take on the hard work of putting their research and experience into words for the benefit of our readers. The editor's job, more than anything, is the rewarding one of helping all these extraordinary labors of love come together into ajournai that seeks to support the singing of God's people.

For a moment, though, look carefully at the issue you are holding - this complex object constructed of paper, cover stock, and ink. Two people who do not often enough receive the acknowledgment due them are, beyond all others, responsible for creating what is actually in your hands. They work for Pemcor LLC in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and we'd like you to meet them.

JOHN WATTAI is design director for The Hymn, responsible for the look and feel of the journal. John has been involved in the graphic arts for thirty- five years, and brings this experience to maintaining the journal's overall design while fitting its many pieces together. Most visibly, he takes your editor's uncertain and even dubious notions of what might appear on The Hymn's cover, and through some wise wizardry turns the notions into something striking and memorable. …

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