Being an Editor is an agreement to
"maintain" the page that you select. This means that
you would do research and writing to create the page and
keep that page up to date.
For example, the Editor of an artist
biography page would do research and writing:
make corrections of any errors
improve the style and readability
check every month for any new albums that artist might have released;
check for major news about that artist (won a Grammy; left the band; died, etc.);
find important information that might be missing from the current bio page.
keep track of the sources of your information; a list of references MUST
be included with your text (biography, article or essay)
IMPORTANT! - Style guide
Before you start writing, check examples of our biograhpies
to see the style!
Here are some examples:
Short; use when you have very little information from your research:
Normal/medium; this is the preferred style and length
Long; use when you a large amount of information
Notice that the example biographies usually follow a certain style:
a short introductory paragraph which includes date
and place of birth, and describes what the artist is known for (for example: singer, salsa)
a description of the artist's early development, education and training
a chronological description of the artist's career
describe the albums that the artist has produced (title and date)
make note of any songs that the artist is famous for
describe important collaborations with other artists
describe any significant contributions to the music of Puerto Rico
describe any awards the artist may have earned (for example: platinum record, Grammy, Paoli)
describe anything else you think is significant
about the artist or his work
if the artist is deceased, describe the place and date of his death
Notice also that the example biographies have a foto and a sample audio file.
If you are writing a NEW biography, try to send these also, along with your text.
The foto can be JPG or GIF or BMP format and sent as an email attachment.
The audio file can be MP3 or RM (Real Media) format and can
also be sent as an email attachment.
IMPORTANT! - PLAGIARISM IS NOT ACCEPTED!
You can use a document procesing program such as Microsoft Word or Wordpad or TextPad (for simple text editing; our preference)
You may suggest any corrections to the original Spanish version (such as grammar or syntax)
You may ignore all special formatting in your translation: links, fotos, etc.
make corrections of any errors in old version
improve the style and readability in old verion
add new material from your research
When you have completed your research and writing, send your text
in an email to the Executive Editor.
The text that you send becomes the copyrighted property of
the Music of Puerto Rico Foundation. If you want to submit material
for which you own a copyright, please note that.
Volunteer using this email form...