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5 Tips for Editing Your Own Writing

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Editing your own writing can be a challenge, but it helps to have a process to put your article through. Get a fresh perspective. Print out your article and have your red pen ready to make some changes. Look for awkward phrasing and unnecessary words. If your deadline isn’t looming, it can help to take…

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MTI Trainer Releases Unique Nonprofit Leadership Book

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Please join us in celebrating with Magazine Training International trainer Dr. Kent Wilson as his new book is published. Steward Leadership in the Nonprofit Organization is the first resource that presents a unique model for nonprofit leadership written by a nonprofit leader for nonprofit leaders. Wilson has been leading nonprofit organizations locally for over 30 years and brings a wealth…

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Media Kit: A Meet and Greet for Advertisers

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A media kit is your magazine’s opportunity to make a great first impression on potential advertisers. You want to introduce your magazine in a quick, engaging, and meaningful way. Put together a packet that tells the advertiser who your magazine is, how it can benefit their company, and what advertising options you can offer. A media…

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Crisis Publishing Coalition Gains First Member

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Magazine Training International (MTI) is pleased to announce that the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) is the first member to join the Crisis Publishing Initiative Coalition. Coalition members are organizations and individuals who make up a board of reference for the Crisis Publishing Initiative: Professional Training in Covering Crises to be held 15 – 18 October, 2017, in Europe. Coalition…

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Photography Inspiration: Capture the Moment

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To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event, as well as the precise organization of forms that give that event it’s proper expression.” –Henri Cartier Bresson Bresson considered himself a photojournalist, but he was rarely concerned with what would be considered news events or…

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Join us on Facebook

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Our Facebook page is a great way to interact with the staff of Magazine Training International and with Christian publishers around the world. Some of our typical posts you will see include: Updates about our MTI Online program of e-books, training videos, webinars, and online courses Information about upcoming on-site conferences A look into the…

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Human Vision vs Camera Vision

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There are fundamental differences between how the eye sees and how the camera sees. If we can understand those differences, we can be aware of what makes a photograph good. Relationships between elements in a photograph determine the photo’s success and appeal. A photograph has edges; the real world does not. Consider the relationship between…

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10 Tips for Social Marketing

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By now it is not news that you should be using social media as part of the marketing strategy for your magazine. However, there are many ways to improve your social marketing and engage readers across multiple platforms. Here are some ideas: Use specific hashtags. For Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook use hashtags that are as…

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Does this (sesquipedalian tendency) make me look smart?

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Do our readers appreciate it when we use complex and obscure language to communicate theological truths? Do we use elaborate phrases because we want to them think “Wow! This writer uses words even I don’t know. He must be really smart.”? We Christian writers are communicating the most important message in the world. Shouldn’t we…

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Christian Publishers Invited to Initiative on Publishing in the Midst of Crisis

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Terrorist attacks, displaced refugees, war, hunger, poverty, and more crises plague the world today. Christian publishing professionals face numerous challenges as they report on the catastrophic events that effect their readers. Whether journalists are under attack personally or trying to help those who are, it can be difficult to know where to begin. For this reason,…

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