Regardless of how many times you have told your staff how to properly manage their document files, this duplication or similar confusion of files is bound to throw a wrench into even the most organized of staffs. Google Documents has a solution for this problem, and solutions for a myriad of others.
Whether you are still wrapping up this year’s yearbook, or you have already submitted all the pages and you are looking ahead, here is a list of crucial year-end tasks to think about.
For most advisers and staffs, work on the yearbook doesn’t come to a complete halt over the holidays. There’s likely still copy to be edited, and proofs to be reviewed, maybe even a deadline to meet. If that’s the case, here’s a few helpful editing tips to keep in mind for your work over the break.
You are at a summer workshop rummaging through yearbooks when you find it – a yearbook with a cover that would fit perfectly with the theme your staff has just selected. The colors need to be changed, but you love the look and feel of the book.
But what is this cover made of? How do you find out, so you can convey the information to your publisher?
Covering the year chronologically is not as predominant as it once was, but there are good reasons for some schools to organize their yearbook coverage as events happen throughout the year.
It is a cruel irony: the one section of the yearbook that gets the most use is also the one that is the most tedious to produce. But the work that goes into it will be easier to bear if you think of the index as a necessary tool for both your readers and you. If you want to produce a reader-friendly book, a complete and correct index is one of the best services you can offer.
Our yearbook concept is not new. We are following the workshop adage: yearbooks should echo the year, the school, the students. And yet, something is changing.
For decades, yearbook advisers have been pulling their hair out trying to lead staffs in the appropriate direction when it comes to deciding on and developing a theme. The introductory brainstorming questions are ones experienced advisers have permanently etched in their brain.