In 2007 and in 2011, I worked closely with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the preparation of their two Environmental Scans.
The Foreword for the 2011 Environmental Scan describes its purpose as follows:
"The 2011 RCMP Environmental Scan attempts to provide inroads to begin to unravel the complexity of our operating environment by articulating a number of the key macro-trends and forces that are shaping and driving it. Trends presented in the following document are drawn from a wide range of open-source material and have been presented across six thematic dimensions: Demographics & Society; Economy; Politics & Governance; Science & Technology; Environment; and Public Safety & Security."
My role was to edit and design the publication using information that was provided to me by the RCMP writing team. I also coordinated the graphic design and printing of the document.
I met with the RCMP writing team at the beginning of the project and we developed a concept for the EScan – an overall look and feel. I then hired a graphic designer, SpinVisual Communications, to create graphical elements for the publication including all covers and dividers (eight in 2007 and seven in 2011), headers, footers and sidebars, which I used to create the individual pages in the document as described below.
Given the need for up-to-date macro-trends which impacted on the RCMP, the information was constantly evolving as global events unfolded and this required a quick turnaround of drafts until the final publication was published.
Here is a summary of my activities:
Coordinate Graphic Design and Printing of Document:
Copy Editing and Proofreading:
Desktop Publishing / Design of Main Document using Adobe PageMaker and InDesign:
Provision of Drafts of Publication to the Client for Proofing:
Creation, Coding and Proofreading of HTML version of Publication:
Creation of PDF files for both Print and Online Purposes:
Creation of CD versions of the Environmental Scan: