Planning a New Brochure
We suggest you begin by contacting Harpers Ferry Center. You will be put in touch with a staff member who can learn what you need and when you need it. We’ll give you an idea of what we can do and the time involved. Unfortunately, we cannot do all the work everyone wants us to do as soon as they want it, but we will work closely with you to get you a publication as quickly as possible. Contact Us
We begin by assigning a new project to an HFC team: a designer, cartographer, and writer-editor. The early contact will be from the writer-editor, who works with the person in charge of the project at your park. We send you a “Background Report for a New Park Publication” with questions to help you define your audience, decide how it relates to your other publications and information media, and understand what resources we will need. Background Report for a New Park Publication
Once we understand your needs based on the questionnaire and our conversations with you, we work out a development and production schedule with you to establish deadlines for the various stages. All of this will be formalized in a Project Agreement, signed by all parties, which will clearly set out what everyone expects from the project. See “Making a Brochure Step by Step” for a closer look at the process from planning to printing.