Thursday, May 29, 2008

Finishing Touches

With the quarter quickly drawing to a close, the Southeast Ohio newsroom is bustling with staffers and designers pumping their creative juices into catchy captions and vibrant page layouts. All the articles for the Summer/Fall issue have passed through the copy-editing and fact-checking process and consensus has been reached concerning the headlines and decks, finally. At this point, it’s up to the designers which headlines mesh the best with their page layout and picture selection.

The design staff is arranging the carefully crafted articles into flourishing spreads illuminating the spirit of the region. The photographers striking black and white portraits and lively landscapes capture the essence of the writer’s prose and subject matter. Next week the final page proofs are due, so our designers are diligently endeavoring to meet their deadline.

As the magazine’s pages begin to take shape cut lines, also known as captions, for the photographs are being reviewed. Once they receive the copy-editors’ and fact-checkers’ stamp of approval, as well as the head photographers’, the designers will incorporate them into the page layouts.

Next week, the page layouts will be finalized and a decision will be reached on what direction we will be taking with the Summer/Fall Southeast Ohio Magazine’s front and back covers, said Editor-in-Chief Karen.

The SEO staff is putting the finishing touches on the Summer/Fall issue, promising another engaging and insightful cross-section of life in southeastern Ohio. Looking back on the flurry of activity and creativity in the newsroom throughout the development of this issue, it’s amazing to see how much progress has been made and how well things are coming together. It will be exciting to see the final product in print and exhale a sigh of relief that we all worked with each other, sharing our strengths and ideas, to make another issue possible.

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