Das Schwarze Brett Magazine will be Published in October!
“Das Schwarze Brett” will be rising from the ashes, back from 2002, when I moved back to Vancouver from Sydney, Australia. We lived in downtown Vancouver in a small apartment and I had just taken my first desktop publishing & website course in a private college in the Bentall Building. I started building websites, writing newsletters and joining social media and have been fascinated every since.
If you would like to have a look at the magazine so far, just check this link: https://www.westcoastgermannews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/SchwarzeBrett1.pdf
I started a couple of websites, produced a few newsletters, worked with communications experts and generally practiced journalism, blogging, photography, advertising & more. I helped publish the Swiss Herald for the Swiss Society, I started “German Voices Vancouver”, which turned into Westcoast German News and also got involved with all of the various German organizations in Vancouver in one way or another.
Now, my children are finally at the stage where I can focus on my business and make a living out of it. I have been applying for jobs, but am having trouble finding something that will me to practice the skills I wish to excel in. My passions are Photoshop, InDesign, YouTube and blogging in general. I am going to start with a magazine – maybe even with more than one – and go from there. I want to end up working for a German Television Show.
Das Schwarze Brett will be published every two months and sold through this website and the MagCloud platform. If you wish to participate, you can send me your story ideas, events or ads and hopefully it will grow into something big and important. I also plan to spend more time sharing news and blogging on my website.
If you have recipes, jokes, short news items (about new things – not ads) and interesting tidbits that would interest the German readers, I would love to receive them. The deadline to be involved in my first issue is September 25th, 2016. This is when I would need to have the ads and payment by. If you need an ad designed, this will cost you $50 if I do it and $100 if you want an actual graphic designer to help you out. A designer makes between $30 and $40 an hour, and it can take time to design the ad, format the images and write the copy.
You can also sign up to my Westcoast German News Newsletter on this website.