Writing Opportunity: Edmonton Historical Board Historic Designation Plaque Writing

Date: Jun 7, 2018

Writing Opportunity: Edmonton Historical Board Historic Designation Plaque Writing

The Edmonton Historical Board (EHB) is an advisory board for the City Council of Edmonton, providing information and recommendations relating to Edmonton's history generally and specifically in reference to the city's built heritage. A Sub-Committee of this Board is the Plaques and Awards Committee. Every year, this Sub-Committee is responsible for the writing of Plaques to be placed on or near sites or buildings in Edmonton that have been designated as Historically Significant.

The Plaques and Awards Committee (P&A) is seeking expressions of interest from writers interested in completing a short-term contract to assist us with our 2018 Plaque writing.

Contractors will be responsible for the creation of the first draft of up to 8 Plaques, with each being no longer than 300 words. Content and research materials will be provided, as such the successful applicant must be able to condense a large amount of material into a short, cohesive and comprehensive text to be put on a Plaque.


The P&A Committee has assigned a value of $1,500 to this contract.

Schedule for Deliverables:

  1. June 20th , 2018: Submission Deadline
  2. July 4th, 2018: Final Contractor selection and contract signing
  3. July 9th, 2018: Contract Start
  4. August 1st, 2018: Check in meeting
  5. August 31st, 2018: Final submission of texts, contract completion

Writers interested in pursuing this opportunity should forward a cover letter and a writing sample of a plaque using the research material for the Emery residence (see below for how to request support material). An example of text from another plaque will also be provided.

Please email submissions to sonia.caligiuri@edmonton.ca .

The deadline for applications is 4:30 pm, June 20th, 2018.

Support Material can be requested by e-mailing sonia.caligiuri@edmonton.ca :

  1. Heritage Statement Of Significance (SOS) of Shop-Easy
  2. Plaque Text for Shop-Easy based on information from SOS
  3. SOS of Emery Residence