As a member of the Public Services team, Cindy Fester (Editor-Research Publications) can provide the following support to UW Law faculty working on publications (journal articles, book chapters, books, briefs, blog posts, op-ed pieces, etc.):
Cindy Fester (Editor-Research Publications) and librarians are available to check the Bluebook formatting of footnotes in UW Law faculty ready-to-submit manuscripts. This service handles articles and book chapters.
Note: We do not typically offer this service for articles that have already been accepted for publication.
Note that this service focuses on correcting Bluebook citations, not creating them. It does not encompass finding sources, source-gathering and cite-checking, or editorial proofreading (as book and law review editors do). You may ask the library for assistance in finding sources at earlier stages in researching and writing the article.
Your research assistant should be first in line for assisting you with creating Bluebook citations.
Please note that we generally cannot check and correct footnotes or endnotes in other citation styles, such as MLA or the University of Chicago.
Providing as much advance notice as possible of the publication project with which faculty would like assistance allows Cindy to plan and set aside time in the future to accommodate the request. Particularly for book projects it is essential to have an advance consultation on the body of work, assistance required, and publisher guidelines and deadlines prior to embarking on the project.
To request publication services assistance, email information about the publishing project firstname.lastname@example.org.