Editorial Board

Join Our Editorial Board

Do you have more than a passing familiarity with the Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD)?  Then we’d like to invite you to join our editorial board!

people-3217855_1920Duties of board members include the following:

  • Review submissions with an eye to representing TPD accurately. Members of the Board will be sent soft copy drafts of all pieces that the editor in chief or executive editor select for publication.  Their main obligation will be oversight of pieces explicitly discussing TPD.  In this case, they will review the work to ensure that concepts from the Theory of Positive Disintegration are represented accurately.  They also will offer authors their suggestions on where they might be able to go deeper or expand on important concepts.  The board will also be sent courtesy copy of articles without an explicit TPD focus, and may choose to comment on them or not, as their time and interest permit.  They may also advise against publication of tentatively selected pieces, if they see fit.
  • Propose issue themes. We have lots of ideas about what we’d like to feature here, but we can always use more.  Draw from your background to help us think of great content that fits our mission.
  • Promote Third Factor and solicit content from your network.  If you work with people who would benefit from this magazine, let them know about it.  It might be that you know some folks whose stories deserve our spotlight!

Copy editing will be the responsibility of the staff, not the editorial board.  Board members are also strongly encouraged to submit their own pieces, but are not required to do so.

Your experience with TPD doesn’t have to be a PhD or even academic training in psychology (though of course if you can offer that, we’d love to talk to you).  Autodidacts with at least intermediate familiarity with TPD combined with some other relevant expertise are welcome and encouraged to apply, too.  Remember, we’re not trying to create an academic publication here  (Advanced Development already covers that nicely), so we’re looking for people who can help us successfully bring TPD’s ideas to life for people outside the academic world, with all its structure and jargon.

pexels-photo-977473 What counts as relevant expertise?  Here are a few areas that interest us:

  • Creative writing, including fiction or nonfiction
  • Psychotherapy, social work, or life coaching
  • Spiritual training, of any practice or faith
  • Gifted education or advocacy
  • Social activism
  • …or anything else, if you can make a case for why Third Factor needs it!

If you’re interested, please drop us a line through our contact form or email editor at thirdfactor dot org, telling us a bit about your background and why you’re interested in the role.  We’ll be in touch soon!

Volunteer as a Copy Editor

If you want to offer your services but aren’t up for the Editorial Board, we can still use your help!  We need editors who aren’t experts in TPD to make sure that our pieces are clear and coherent to those without a background in the theory.  We also need copy editors!  We’re not bringing in money yet, so we have to rely on donated labor here.  Contact us to let us know you’re interested.