Scribe, adapted and updated from an image from ancient Maya art

Scribal Traditions

provides publication assistance to scientists, with special attention to archaeology and related fields.

Who we are

Linda Forman (e-mail is one of the founding partners and co-owner of Scribal Traditions.  Currently, she is the Managing Editor for Medical Anthropology Quarterly; she handles direct relations with authors and with publisher's office, as well as assisting in supervising the editorial office.  Since 1996, she has also served as Editorial Assistant for Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City. She manages editorial and production functions, assists with manuscript review, corresponds with authors, and promotes the journal. From 1992 to 1998, as Associate Editor of the Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society (ISSN 0535-5729), she edited submissions for style and substance, performed bibliographic checks, formatted text and laid out pages, and created camera-ready copy. A detailed resume is available.

K. Kris Hirst (e-mail is one of the founding partners and co-owner of Scribal Traditions. Kris is a freelance editor and science writer, who retired from a professional archaeology career in 2005. Since 1997, she has written and maintained the Archaeology section of the network, a New York Times Company. From 2000 to 2005, she was Principal Investigator at the Louis Berger Group, Inc., where she wrote and edited reports and proposals and maintained the Cultural Resources Group website. For the thirteen years prior to that, she was Project Archaeologist at the Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist. From 1992 to 1998, she served as Editor of the Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society and instituted several new features in the journal, including a forum for current archaeological issues, biographical studies of persons important to archaeology, and listings of abstracts of current research in the grey literature. A detailed resume is available.

thumbnail (3K) - link to detail (23+K)Ed Nellis is an Artifact Illustrator (MFA, University of Iowa, 1975) and Freelance Illustrator, 1991-present.

Drawing of bison bone with Oneota point fused into joint. Click the thumbnail to see detailed drawing.
Copyright Edward A. Nellis 1997.

Kristin Evenson Hirst is a web developer and editor. She has more than 15 years of experience helping people use information technology, as a web developer and editor, technical writer, computer consultant, reference librarian, and teacher. She opened her own web development business in May 1998, specializing in transposing written material to effective display on the World Wide Web. Previous to this, she worked to integrate information technology into correspondence courses at the University of Iowa Center for Credit Programs. In addition to operating Hirst Logics web development, she is currently Guide to Distance Learning. Her resume and portfolio are available on the Hirst Logics website (press your browser's Back button to return here).



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