Magazines


What messages are utility leaders sharing this month? Many of our back page editorials focused on BPA rate changes. We also noticed a billing options ad and editorials explaining rate increases, irrigation efficiency and winter’s impact on hydro facilities. Facing a blank page this month? Use this packet for a bit of inspiration, sources, or pages you can reprint in your edition of the magazine. Questions? Ask your editor!...

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Pack Your Editing Parachute

Pack Your Editing Parachute


Posted By on Feb 11, 2015

Ever feel as if you’re pushing your feature story out of a fast-moving plane, hoping it lands safely onto your local pages? It’s tough to let go of a story you’ve worked on for several days (or more). You’re attached to each word. Pesky vague pronouns, shifting verb tenses and too many commas often slip under the radar. Use a checklist of editing tips before you let a story fly. Common grammar mistakes include: Adjective Drift Wrong:...

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Christine Stallard of Coos-Curry Electric was recently at Ruralite for four days, working with Assistant Editor Mike Teegarden to design a 100-page book celebrating Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative Inc.’s 75th anniversary. Christine arrived with a thumb drive full of photos and text that had been edited by several people, including Ruralite Associate Editor Jennifer Brown. The finished book contains plenty of historic photos and the...

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