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The "Write Well" Page

Exhibit 2

The editorial content is based on business value, leading-edge technology, educational value of the article to the magazine's audience and the information's impact on ISM as an international association of supply management professionals.

Overall statement of article purpose:

After reading your article, readers should have some tips and advice and insight on how to ....

Magazine style notes:

When writing:

  • Use "Supplier" instead of "Vendor" or "Seller."
  • Use "Supply Manager" instead of "Purchaser" or "Buyer."
  • Use "Organization" instead of company, unless "company" is part of the title.
  • Write in third person, not first.
  • Always substantiate your claims, suggestions, and advice with facts, examples, or quotes from other sources. The magazine should not be used as a forum to editorialize.
  • Use only one space between sentences.
  • Use the phrase "supply management" to describe the function or profession.

Other writing pointers:

To help make your article reader-friendly, please:

  • Use bullet points or "do's" and "don'ts" if applicable.
  • Give real-life examples if they exist.
  • Indicate if any of your information seems appropriate for a "pullout" box or short side article.

When the Article is Complete:

Please include a list of all your sources when you submit your article: name, address, fax number, e-mail address, and telephone number. We send your sources complimentary copies of the issue in which they appear. In addition, when we do final sign-off of the articles, we send the article to them via e-mail, so it's important that you include e-mail information.

Please send all article submissions on disk or by e-mail to:

John Yuva
Director, Publications
Institute for Supply Management®
2055 E Centennial Circle
Tempe, AZ 85284
Fax: 480/752-7890

Telephone: 480-752-6276, extension 3021

For advertising information contact:

Kelly Rich
Corporate Event Sales
Institute for Supply Management®
2055 E Centennial Circle
Tempe, AZ 85284

Telephone: 480-752-6276, extension 3061

Updated on 03/16/11