GLD newsletter: The 01/2019 issue is out!

The first 2019 issue of the German Language Division’s biannual newsletter—interaktiv—is now online. (Find past issues here.)

Here’s just a glimpse of what’s inside:

  • Update from GLD Administrator, Ruth Boggs
  • Final column by outgoing European Coordinator, Karen Leube
  • Gerhard Preisser’s much-anticipated Jahresbericht
  • Interviews with GLD speakers from ATA59
  • A remembrance of Peter Golisch
  • A review of Das Buch der leider vergessenen Wörter
  • And more!

Happy Reading!

Mit besten Grüßen aus dem Rheinland

Matt Baird


A very special thanks to our contributors: Ruth Boggs, Sandy Jones, Karen Leube, Gerhard Preisser, Marion Rhodes, Judy and Dagmar Jenner, Jill R. Sommer, Robin Bonthrone, Geoffrey Cox, Franz J. Heidinger, Terence Coe, and Stella Waltemade.

I can’t thank my editorial team enough for their continued commitment to making interaktiv one of ATA’s best divisional newsletters! Big big thanks to: Ellen Yutzy Glebe, my editor, copyeditor, and idea-bouncer-offer. Couldn’t do this with you! Katrin Rippel, who’s been making our newsletter look more like a magazine for nearly ten years now. You’re a star! Our proofreaders Ute Kegel, Kim Scherer, and Jill R. Sommer, who turned their task around in record time so that we could publish before the end of February. You guys saved the day! And last but certainly not least, our calendar manager, Stella Waltemade, who routinely scours the internet for interesting events across the globe. Thank you!

Give yourselves a pat on the back—you all deserve it!

The call continues – we want you!

Hey GLDers! interaktiv‘s editorial board is looking for volunteers. Join our fabulous, fun-loving team and get the opportunity to hone your skills (and develop new ones), expand you network, and give back to your profession. Here’s what we’re looking for:

Copyeditor: Copyeditors participate in two one-hour editorial calls per year to plan the issue, then spend a few hours reviewing/editing text before each issue goes to layout.

Interviewer: We’d really love to bring an interviewer on board—someone who would interview a GLD member from time to time (1-2 times a year!) and prepare the Q/A for print.

Bloggers: Finally, we’re putting together a pool of bloggers in order to publish content more regularly on the GLD blog. Thinking of starting a blog? Use this opportunity to practice! Already have a blog? We’d be happy to reprint relevant content. Or draft posts for our audience and reprint them on your blog! Some posts will be reprinted in interaktiv.

If you’re interested or have any other ideas, don’t hesitate to write.