You have just written a story based on your interview notes and all of the information you gathered during research. Congratulations, you have written what is called a first draft. Now it’s time for round two – looking at the specific words and details in your story and asking yourself, “Is there a better way to say this?” Here are five tasks to help improve your story before you send it to your copy editor.
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When I joined my middle school’s yearbook staff, we were still using grease pencils and big, plastic croppers to size our photos. Layouts were done in carbon copy triplicate and most deadlines were spent in the darkroom. Innovations like Online Design, Walsworth’s online program, have changed yearbook creation.
In 20 years when you open your yearbook, you’ll want to flip through pages that truly reflect what made your high school experience unique. Although many things are the same at high schools, each one provides its own experiences in a typical day that make it different.
Spring is in the air… stop pulling out your hair! Whether your staff is pushing through spring sports and prom pictures or celebrating turning in the very last set of proofs, this is the perfect time of year to have some much-deserved, much-needed fun.
Once deadlines begin to fall continuously like dominos, leading to the completion of yet another yearbook, some staff members may fall behind in their work, leaving editors scrambling to fill in the gaps to complete the production sequence.
Private schools and smaller school districts often combine coverage of grades into one yearbook. There are ways you can adequately cover all of the high school happenings while making the middle school students feel included.
Summer is here, and for most that means sun, fun and time off to relax. However, there can still be a little bit of time for the yearbook staff to get some work done. Here are five productive ways the staff can stay busy while still enjoying their summer.
Yearbook production is a year-round job. Even before your staff and your school are celebrating the distribution of your current yearbook, you have already started planning for the next one.
Talk to yearbook advisers and there seems to be little debate – February and March can be really stressful months for the staff. So the question becomes: what can the yearbook staff do to keep from pulling their hair out?
Since only juniors and seniors can enroll in yearbook at my school, each year I have to train a new group of five talented individuals to ride this new bike around school, so to speak. So what kind of training wheels do I need to provide for these newbie leaders?