A yearbook disclaimer tells your readers that you did your best but–let’s be honest–the yearbook is really one large class project and, even when we’ve proofed something 362 times, we still end up with mistakes. Adding a statement in the back of your book is a nice way to remind people that, while you may LOOK like a superhero, you’re still just human.
From Charlotte Wood Middle School, Danville:
This yearbook is produced entirely by students in the Yearbook class in a learning situation who are responsible for layout, copy and picture selection on each page. Unlike a lot of schools, our pages are sent to the publisher ready to print which means that all photos, copy, captions and headlines (using Adobe InDesign CS2) are done at school. Given the limitations of time and budget, it is our goal to give fair and equal coverage to all aspects of school life, September through early March, which is our final deadline for a June delivery. There are, however, some things over which we have little or no control:
- pictures that don’t turn out
- changed dates
- cancelled dates
- students who miss both school picture days due to absences
- parents who do not turn in baby ads by the deadline
Consequently, any omissions or errors are purely accidental and are no way intentional on the part of the yearbook staff, the adviser or the publisher.
Finally, every page is proofread at least three times before being sent to the publisher. We regret any misspelled words, missing punctuation, misspelled names and offer our apologies to anyone affected.
*This entry is part of “The Yearbook Ladies’ A to Zs of Yearbook”
project. If you’d like to download the “Y” card, go to the “Adviser
Resources” section of www.theyearbookladies.com
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