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1 Author(s)
Potvin, Janet H. ; The University of Texas at Arlington, Department of English, P. O. Box 19035, Arlington, TX 76019

To the new or prospective editor, publishing a professional society newsletter can seem a formidable task. It need not be, however, with proper planning and organization. This paper describes a systematic approach to editing: (1) analyzing the editing task and assessing current publications; (2) considering costs and production alternatives; (3) formulating publication goals and an editorial philosophy; (4) planning a yearly calendar of issues and setting publication deadlines; (5) identifying critical issues and sources of information; (6) establishing methods for obtaining information; (7) creating a distinctive image; and (8) following through. Using a systematic approach simplifies the task of editing and makes it possible to publish newsletters that are accurate, attractive, authoritative, interesting, and readable as well as timely and informative.

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:PC-25 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

Dec. 1982

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