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Meeting deadlines should be a snap if you start by working backwards from your newsletter publication date. After deciding on the date, write down each process (layout, writing, typesetting, proofreading, paste-up, etc.) and the approximate time it will take to complete each task. Then make a chart to show the completion of each "mini-deadline." After you finish each step, check it off - by the last check, your newsletter should be in the hands of your readers!