J&B Blue Program (The New York Times Editorial Contest_Runners-up)“Constructing an Editorial for the New York Times" Highlights: J&B assisted the client on writing an editorial for the New York Times Student Editorial Contest. The client’s produced a 450-word editorial that became a Runner up for the New York Times. J&B worked as a two-person team and split the project into five steps. J&B gathered insights and experiences from the client, compiled them into a detailed outline, and polished the client’s draft until it met J&B’s rigorous standards. By the last step, the client’s editorial contained a unique, personalized narrative. As the client had a strong, opinionated stance on their topic, J&B helped the client capture key details from the client’s experiences to express their narrative. J&B also recommended stylistic and voice changes to the project to meet the New York Times’ standards. At the end of the project, the client was satisfied that they developed a relevant, meaningful editorial. The Topic:J&B and the client worked together on an editorial for the New York Times Student Editorial Contest. With J&B’s consultation, the client produced a 450-word editorial that became a New York Times Runner Up. The Process:J&B worked in a two-person team and broke the project down into three steps. At the beginning of the project, J&B met with the client and gathered crucial details from the client’s narrative, experiences, and insights, and incorporated them into a detailed outline that met the client’s goals. After the client produced their first draft, J&B carefully edited and revised the draft multiple times, finalizing the client’s editorial until it met J&B’s high standards. By the last step, J&B and the client produced an editorial that contained three relevant sources and a personalized, expressive narrative. Writing Style:To highlight the client’s strong stance surrounding their topic, J&B assisted the client in capturing key details of their personal experiences to build a compelling, storytelling narrative. J&B also carefully reviewed winning submissions from past editorials, and recommended stylistic and voice changes to better meet the New York Times’ standards. Additionally, as the client developed a large amount of detailed content, J&B helped the client cut down their word count to meet the requirements of the New York Times Student Editorial Contest. At the end of the project, the client was confident that they developed a meaningful editorial that adequately expressed a relevant, contemporary issue. J&B’s Key Goals: Stylized writing Editing and revision Storytelling Teamwork Evaluation: Strengths: The client presented an original topic with thoughtful observations and a clear idea of the direction they wanted to take the essay in. The client engaged in in-depth research of the Reading Materials and was highly knowledgeable about scholarly research surrounding their topic. The client also identified a unique angle with which to approach their topic and retained their focus throughout the entirety of their essay. Weaknesses: The client expressed some difficulties drawing clear parallels. To avoid wordy comparisons, we recommend clearly stating details that intersect between groups. Additionally, for clarity and cohesion, we recommend grouping similar ideas together in larger paragraphs rather than separating each idea into its own paragraph.