September 25, 2012 / News / Yearbook Tips

Walsworth Yearbooks to offer day of writing help on Oct. 9

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Has your yearbook staff been looking for a little coaching on their headlines, captions or body copy? Maybe you’re working on a great story, but you’re struggling with the lead. If the answer is yes, help is on the way!

As part of its upcoming National Yearbook Week celebration, Walsworth Yearbooks will be spending the entire day on Tuesday, Oct. 9, offering free writing advice to any yearbook staff looking for a little help.

Get Your Copy Right Day will be just one part of Walsworth’s week-long schedule of online events surrounding National Yearbook Week, from Oct. 4-11.

22 Responses to “Walsworth Yearbooks to offer day of writing help on Oct. 9”

September 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm, monica said:

For the Oct 9th 20 minute session… I would love to have one of your experts talk or show the kids how to write a good short story…… for sports, or an event that is specific and one that readers will want to read….

we struggle with this each year…. what is important and what isn’t…..


September 25, 2012 at 2:52 pm, Christy said:

If this is open to any yearbook staff, mine would love the opportunity!

September 26, 2012 at 12:00 am, helen said:

I have the same issues. Teaching students to write well and succinctly. They also struggle with captions and titles.

September 26, 2012 at 7:15 am, Jeanne said:

We struggle with stories that do not editorialize. We also have a difficult time avoiding few, many, etc. Please help! Our yearbook class (all new students!) meets at 1:30 to 2:15 edt every afternoon. I hope we can meet with you during that time period.

September 26, 2012 at 7:18 am, Kari said:

We’d love to have some of our copy read!

September 26, 2012 at 8:15 am, Steve said:

Would love some tips and tricks on writing great captions.

September 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm, Stephanie said:

We’d love to get signed up. We have Yearbook on Tuesdays between 1-1:45PST

September 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm, cadence said:

I would love to have a session, my yearbook class meets at 8:20 EST is that doable?

September 27, 2012 at 6:59 am, Steve said:

We would like to participate in a 20-minute copy writing session on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Our yearbook class regularly meets from 9:58 to 10:48. Thanks.

September 28, 2012 at 7:28 am, Gina said:

we would love to participate in a 20 minutes writing session on Tuesday October 9th Our yearbook class meets from 1:45 to 2:30


September 29, 2012 at 8:31 am, Kathy said:

3:30 would be a great time

October 01, 2012 at 8:19 am, Walsworth making big plans for National Yearbook Week said:

[…] Tuesday, Oct. 9 – Get Your Copy Right Day – We’re blocking off this entire day so Walsworth’s writing pros can help you with your copywriting needs. Sign up for a 20-minute session now! […]

October 01, 2012 at 12:56 pm, Kelly said:

My kids would love a session! We meet on Oct 9th from 12:41-1:34 (California time).

October 03, 2012 at 6:01 am, Jennifer said:


October 03, 2012 at 1:12 pm, Christine said:

I’d love writing time with my yearbook staff between 9:40-10:20. Any chance I can get something in that time?

October 04, 2012 at 8:15 am, Jessica said:

We would love to have a session on Oct. 9th at 2:00 p.m. EST


October 04, 2012 at 8:29 am, Shawnteria said:

I would love to have a session any day of the week starting at 11:00 a.m. Thanks!

October 04, 2012 at 1:30 pm, Robin said:

I too would love to have my students have a 20 minute session on writing short stories and captions that are effective!

October 05, 2012 at 10:47 am, Melinda said:

My kids struggle with coming up with catchy headlines. It’s my first year here, but I can tell they also need help with making copy writing effective and succint at the same time. Our class meets from 9:46 to 10:30 a.m. (central time). Thank you!

October 07, 2012 at 8:35 am, Nasir said:

This is my first year. Our school has traditionally relied on mostly pictures for our yearbook, but the students would like to begin including more text including stories and headlines. How can we make this move? We meet on October 9th from 12:25-1:10 and 2:30-3:10 CDT. Thanks!

October 08, 2012 at 2:23 pm, Laurie said:

Our class meets from 2:17 to 3:06 on Tuesday, Central time. It would be great to have someone contact us about writing good copy for yearbooks.

October 08, 2012 at 9:45 pm, Paula said:

We’d love someone to read our opening theme copy and give feedback.

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.