Myself and Jon Purcell used lots of Valerie Stevenson’s tips for our article Self and Peer Assessment as a Method of Improving Quality for the most recent issue of SCONUL Focus. The article is based on our experience of the NUI Maynooth Library Quality Review. Jon Purcell was one of two external assessors, while I coordinated the review. Sharing different perspectives was interesting and we structured our writing tasks in such a way that it didn’t matter that we didn’t meet face to face. It’s well worth thinking about who you can collaborate with to bring different viewpoints to your writing. It’s useful to establish at the outset who will be the lead author and the timeline. SCONUL Focus is particularly appropriate for practice-based articles.