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Editorial Checklist

Review the “Must Haves” for Your Communications

  • Keep a calendar of upcoming Association events.
  • Line up Association members to write for your publications – or at least report to you on those events you can't attend.
  • Develop standardized sections for your website or e-newsletter. Content is easier to fill when you know in advance what types of stories you need and where to put them.
  • Put the most important information of each story in the first paragraph. And keep that paragraph short.
  • Write your articles with as many active verbs and descriptive phrases as possible.
  • Review your articles with an eye toward cutting – if it can be shorter, make it so!
  • Headlines may be all someone sees of an article, so make them vibrant and informative.
  • Publish regularly.

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