After the initial meeting, it will be your job to prepare the text. The publications handled through our office are produced electronically using graphic design software on Macintosh computers. We can accommodate text created in most word processing formats, although Microsoft Word files are preferred. If there is any doubt about the type of electronic file you will provide, please contact our office.
When preparing your electronic files, please keep the following in mind.
After you give us your file, either via e-mail or on disk, a member of our editorial staff will edit the text. Our editors read copy for consistency, accuracy, and completeness, and will check for verb agreement, punctuation, and spelling. Our editorial format follows The Chicago Manual of Style. However, some matters of style are unique to ECU and are discussed in the latest edition of the university Publications Manual published by our office. If the editor believes that the original text needs heavy revision, he or she will contact you directly. You may also be asked to verify factual information, titles, and the spelling of proper names. Note: All publications for use in the recruitment of students must contain an affirmative action statement. Most printed material financed by state funds must also include a cost statement as prescribed by G.S. 143.170.1. Our staff will assess the purpose of your publication and will append your text as necessary.
All student recruitment publications are subject to review by academic affairs and/or the Graduate School. Our office will submit a mockup of your publication to the appropriate individuals for review. More detailed information about the publications review process can be found in the Publications Manual.