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    Adviser Assistance Checklist 7

    CHECKLIST 7 of 12:
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    ESSENTIALS

    • It’s never too early to work on your index. It’s a great way to check for misspelled names and other errors.
    • Plan a “spring fling” sales push. Get the word out in every way possible that this is the last chance to get a book prior to distribution — when the highest price of the year is typically charged.
    • Post lists of buyers to both reassure and thank your supporters.
    • Consider giving students a sneak peek of a yearbook spread or two as part of your sales efforts.
    • Enter in-school sales into eBusiness on a weekly basis to keep accurate records.
    • Consider giving students a sneak peek of a yearbook spread or two as part of your sales efforts.
    • Proofread the list of personalizations and submit corrections now so that errors discovered during distribution will not complicate the process or create unhappy buyers.

    NEXT LEVEL

    • Reflect on your staffers’ work from the last few months. Start choosing and training editors and leaders for next year.
    • Start planning for new staff members. Plan to welcome them in a memorable way.
    • Discuss plans for distribution with administration. Schedule the big day at least five days after your ship date. Will you host a signing party? Senior assembly? Yearbook night after school?
    • Have your photographers select their best work for a slide show during your event.

    EXPERT

    • As spreads and sections are completed, have students save the final PDFs to a secure location. Remind students to save their best work and begin building their portfolios.

     

     

    Additional Resources

    Style Sheet for Writing Copy

    Use this style sheet as a starting point for your staff. You will need to set rules that pertain to your school. Keep in mind that the ultimate goal when observing style rules is to be consistent within your publication.

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