How to Minimize Production Time

  1. Communicate to SIG Staff Liaison your schedule for sending the newsletter to headquarters.
  2. Check that ACM Conference/Symposia that are announced have been approved by the SIG Governing Board or are marked as "approval pending."
  3. Ensure that the editorial content is accurate and complete.
  4. Exclude all advertisements in the SIG newsletters that are not paid advertisements. See Section IV. Advertising Procedures and Policies.
  5. Provide copy for covers and spine.
  6. Send electronic material and submission cover sheet filled out in detail to the appropriate SIG Staff Liaison at headquarters. The more details you attend to, the less time it will take headquarters to process and prepare your newsletter for final production. See "Production Pointers" to follow.

The following can delay production:

poor quality copy
pages that require typesetting
oversized image areas, requiring reduction to print
misnumbered pages
missing footlines and running heads
incorrect volume and/or issue number

SIG Editors Manual
Updated November 1993

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