Who are we looking for:
Many of the awards on TracesofWar do not have a proper description or none at all.
We are looking for volunteers who would love to take care of these descriptions by looking and researching on the internet, in books etc.
We are also looking for people who want to dedicate their time to add people to our list. We are missing so many people who have bravely fought in a war, as well as lists of merits or short biographies on other persons that we do have listed. We strife to complete their story as a sign of respect towards them and their relatives.
What will you do:
When working on the awards, you are only responsible for the description and its sources. Other members of our team take care of the rest, like the translation and placement on the website. If you want to place your description yourself, or contribute to our website in any other way, this is possible after some training, which we will provide.
When working on the lists of persons, you will list new people and add well-researched and legitimate sources. When it comes to existing people on the list, you will contribute to their story by adding something new. This will add to their story and enhances the quality of our website.
What kind of qualities are we looking for?
As a team member of the Awards/Persons, you have to work with your fellow team members at some point, but you work alone for most of the time.
In our line of work, it is vital that the information on our site is true and correct. The war is still a sensitive subject, especially for those left behind. The information that is found or given must be respected and handled with care and professionality as a sign of respect to the men who never came back and those left behind.
Communication and deliberation skills are therefore a must and much appreciated.
You will work under the supervision and guidance of more experienced editors, but as soon as your familiar with the works and comfortable, you will be trusted to work on your own. Help is always provided and appreciated through email of Facebook.
You will not be paid for the work you will be doing, it is all on a voluntary basis.
If you have any questions or would like to register, please send a message to Rik van Velzen via firstname.lastname@example.org.