Already it has been recognised that C.A.R.D. is ideal for editors who are looking for someone to write on a particular subject. Now they have a wide selection of Christian writers to choose from at their fingertips.
Up to now, we have found that internet search engines can only help so much. The person wanting information (on the one hand) or the editor chasing a writer with a particular pedigree (on the other) has to jump from one link to another (it seems to go on forever) tracking it down.
And already some luminaries in Christian media have become part of C.A.R.D.
Ramon Williams of Australia's Religious Media
Bob Thomas editor of New Life
Dan Wooding chief editor of Assist News Service
How C.A.R.D. is beneficial
This website invites Christian authors and writers to enter their specific details onto C.A.R.D. with their name, profile and article details.
Once this is done, then anyone wanting to access work by that author, or on that topic, only needs to make one click and they have access to the plethora of information on that person and their professional works. This applies to all those who have submitted their details to C.A.R.D.
Josh Hinds explains that the site is interactive, and it provides easy access by both "surname" and "genre" (or "topic"). The instructions are extremely easy to follow.
Six months further research
Josh Hinds is dedicating himself in this next six month period to create an IT process whereby each Christian writer / author will be able to separately log in and upload their own web page and only that site.
Currently it's the web master who has those codes who gets into the site and makes whatever additions or deletions as required. Josh Hinds is working on a process whereby each Christian writer / author is their own web-master.
What this will mean is that each and every Christian writer / author becomes their own webmaster and therefore keeping it updated will be to their own benefit.
Some Christian media names on C.A.R.D.
Ramon Williams - http://www.christianwritersregister.org/ramon-willliams.html
Dan Wooding - http://www.christianwritersregister.org/dan-wooding.html
Mark Tronson - http://www.christianwritersregister.org/mark-tronson.html
Genevieve Carney - http://www.christianwritersregister.org/danielle-carney.html
Jeremy Suisted - http://www.christianwritersregister.org/jeremy-suisted.html
These six illustrates how C.A.R.D. Functions.
Ramon Williams has a mammoth Christian media distribution Christian ministry which has served the Australian and International Christian media for well over 50 years. The Australasian Religious Press Association honoured Ramon in 2013 with a meritorious citation.
Bob Thomas is editor of New Life the Australian Christian Newspaper which was once delivered by post weekly for forty years. Now it is a fortnightly on-line publication serving Australia's evangelical community, particularly missions.
Dan Wooding is chief editor of Assist News Service which he founded in 1984. He was UK Fleet Street journalist of huge reputation and decided there was a need to serve the persecuted church through media distribution. It is now the world's largest single Christian media distribution body.
Mark Tronson is a 'daily' columnist for Christian Today (8 yrs ...). Promo: "Everyday situations in a Christian context". The Australian Cricket team Chaplain for 17 yrs, mentors young writers through Press Service International and respite facilities for missionaries. Philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM has been beside Mark for 30 years.
Danielle Carney won the 2014 Press Service International Australian Basil Sellers Young Writers Award in September as determined by seven panellists. Danielle has a monthly column in Christian Today.
Jeremy Suisted won the 2014 Press Service International New Zealand Basil Sellers Young Writer Theological Award and he too writes a monthly column in Christian Today.
Editors looking for someone to write on a particular subject can check out these six or any of the 80 Christian writers / authors currently listed on C.A.R.D. Likewise anyone seeking further material for a bible study or wanting a particular angle can check out these Christians writers / authors.
Put your data on C.A.R.D.
Christian writers, experienced authors and/or editors – you can get your data onto C.A.R.D. – Email or phone Josh Hinds and his team (details below).
For information, Josh Hinds and his team can be contacted at:
61 (0)404627299 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html