The Publication Standards Project


You’re Our Staff

The Publication Standards Project is made possible by concerned writers, readers, and publishers who care about the written word. We know thousands of people agree with us, and everyone has an investment in these issues.

But we also have a few awesome folks who help behind the scenes. We're looking for writers, schemers, and people with experience in activist causes to help us out. (And even if you don't fit into the aforementioned, get in touch – we bet a lot of people have great ideas that we hadn't even thought of.)

If you believe strongly in this, We'd love to hear from you. Bounce ideas off us. Challenge us. Make this better. This is your movement.

Behind the curtain…

Nick Disabato, founder

Nick is an interaction designer and publisher. In 2010, he made Cadence & Slang, a small book about interaction design; now he helps other people make Distance, a quarterly journal for long essays about design and technology. He routinely speaks on UX and publishing issues, and he cares deeply about the tools we use to communicate with one another. You’re probably pronouncing his last name wrong, so just call him nickd.

Max Temkin, political director

Max makes interactive projects for political campaigns. The Washington Post has described Max as “baby-faced and boyish.” The New York Times has referred to him as “Mr. Temkin” (they also referred to the musician Meat Loaf as “Mr. Loaf”). Stephen Colbert once named a project of his as the number one threat to America. He has a degree in philosophy from Goucher College.

Kaitlyn Tierney, digital library director

Kaitlyn is a librarian, although she spends most of her time writing about science, editing, designing for print and web, taking photos, and reading books. She’s an idealist who wants everything in the world to be efficient and logical, even if she has to organize it all herself. She helps us reach out to libraries so we can advocate for them as effectively as possible.


We have some nice folks helping us out, making sure we’re doing the right thing. Want to join? Get in touch.