Guide to Editorial Task Team Procedures

  1. The Editorial Task Team is a task force of the Best Practices (BP) Committee. As such it acts in accordance with the BP Committee’s instructions.
  2. Although the team may edit punctuation, grammar, organization, and display, the team does not make substantive changes to best practices or best practice descriptions. However, any editorial changes are reported back to the BP Committee for review and comment.
  3. The team receives input from the BP Committee in one of three ways: a) When it receives a best practice that has been adopted b) When it is instructed by the BP Committee to make non-substantive changes to the BP practice description c) When it makes the changes indicated in paragraph 2 above, presents them to the BP Committee, and receives feedback thereafter
  4. Editorial changes noted in paragraph 3b are only those that the BP Committee first determines are not substantive alterations to the best practice. They are handled in the same manner as a best practice, in that BP Committee members must agree by consensus, but they are not referred to the CGA board for adoption, as would be the case for a new or amended best practice.
  5. Allen Gray and William Boswell currently serve as and have been Editorial Task Team leaders since the CGA published Best Practices (1.0).