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Want to help with the Bell Tower? - Here's what we do
Editorial Tasks: Reminders go out to regular contributors of the Bell Tower about 2-3 days before the due date (15th of each month). These contacts send me their items to put in the Bell Tower; all correspondence is done via email.
From the email, I download the articles and photos or copy and paste them into a Word document. I try to fit the newsletter items into a heading template. Sometimes I need to resize and reduce photos that are used so they do not make the newsletter too large. After I place them in the right sections, I go through and check the grammar and spelling. If sentences sound awkward, I try to rewrite them so they flow smoother. I try to make all parts of the newsletter look consistent with each other in style and spacing. For ease of producing and reading the newsletter, the font is kept consistent (text is Arial 10; headings are Arial 12 bold.) Once everything is accumulated and fixed, I send it on to Sara Jens, the pastor, Debbie Mullinax (our office administrator), and the council president. Sara will begin to fit it into a newsletter form while the others look it over for omissions and mistakes. If someone hands in something late, I will need to add it to the newsletter and send out a revision to everyone. I try to send the newsletter to Sara about the 17th of the month.
Ways Members Can Get Involved:
Average Amount of Time I Spend per Month:
About sixteen hours per month total, but it’s usually 4-5 days with just a little bit each day.
Contact Information:Jeanne Endrikat