Although the internet has had a big impact on the publishing industry, particularly in terms of newspapers and their reader numbers, they still have an important role to play. People still like to place an announcement of the death of a loved one in a local or national paper. They do this so that friends, colleagues, neighbours and other people who aren’t attending the funeral are notified. At Darren W. Faragher our funeral directors in Sutton Coldfield can help with creating the announcements and having them printed.
Writing a notice for a newspaper can be difficult for a number of reasons. Firstly you need to know what to write, particularly if you are providing biographical or personal details. In some cases you can write about accomplishments, hobbies and interests. These help to tell more of a story of your loved one rather than just basic details. Keep in mind what you want people to think and feel when they read the piece.
It is a good idea to work collaboratively when writing the notice. You have to keep in mind though that you will only have a limited amount of space and words to work with. Try not to introduce too many things as it can leave you short of words. Focus on the most important things you want to say.
Proofreading is absolutely crucial when you write an announcement. You should have more than one person check what has been written to make sure there are no problems. Remember to check, double-check, and even triple-check names and dates. The last thing you want are any typing errors finding their way into the final version that will end up in print.
If you have any trouble at all regarding newspaper announcements we would be happy to help. We have been operating in Sutton Coldfield for many years and placed notices in plenty of different papers in that time. We can help with the arrangements and also offer advice about what to write and how to phrase what you want to say.