Homeschool Journal Editor

The newsletter was not being read by members.

My Solutions:

  • Update the Journal’s Look, Format and Graphics
  • Create a Cohesive Newsletter Team
  • Implement new advertising policies and work with the webmaster on creating a form for online advertising orders
  • Add new features including an Annual Senior/Graduation Edition
  • Promote the Homeschool Journal through the use of social media and the existing FHE email list

Managing Editor of the FHE Homeschool Journal

2011-2016 – Volumes 18-22

This twelve page monthly newsletter is available online and in print to more than 800 members of the Forsyth Home Educators Homeschool Support Group.

  • Graphics
  • Formatting
  • Editing
  • Writing Articles
  • Interviews
  • Research & Fact Checking
  • Advertisement Design


  • Set Deadlines
  • Manage Newsletter Staff & Workflow
  • Editorial Calendar
  • Created Style Guide & Proofreading Guidelines
  • Created Resources Listings for Members
  • Created Advertising Order Form & Set Ad Costs

Community Building & Social Media

  • Website maintenance for the newsletter pages at the FHE website (WordPress)
  • Admin at FHE Facebook page  – keep members informed and engaged
  • Organizer and admin at Facebook group for the Teens and Tweens
  • FHE Press Release for Piedmont Christian News

Design Work & Graphics

  • Ads: Gullion’s Christian Bookstore,  Salem Educational Services
  • Part of a team to design the new FHE Logo
  • Created a Yearly Issue for FHE’s Graduates


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About Merit Kirkpatrick

Content Creator and Virtual Assistant providing creative solutions for bloggers, small businesses and authors. Editor for the online news education outlet, Homeschool-ology. Community Leader of both the Piedmont Homeschoolers and NC Unschoolers - more than 3,000 Homeschoolers strong! Also a home educator, editor, writer, community volunteer and small business owner.

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