Richard Bermack  
putting a human face on complex social issues
Newspaper front page cover of the Volunteer
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Newsletter Production

From 1995 to 2003 Richard Bermack produced The Local 535 Dragon and the Dragon web site for Service Employees International Union Local 535. Bermack's writing, photography and design won numerous awards, including the International Labor Communications Association AFL-CIO's Max Steinbock award for the humanitarian spirit of labor journalism. He produced the publication from scratch, including logo design, and was responsible for generating and executing most of the story ideas. Bermack first worked with a co-editor and later was the sole producer, including writing, photography, design, and production. He also created an online version of the paper and sent out an email version. The 16-page tabloid print version had a circulation of 28,000. The web site received over 100,000 hits and 4,000 visitors a month.

The Dragon was an authoritative publication about child welfare, social services, and health care issues. Archives of the online publication are viewable on this site, at

If you are interested in having someone produce your newsletter or work with your newsletter team, contact Richard Bermack. He specializes in photography, interviews, and writing about complex issues in a user-friendly way.

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