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Your Gift Can Go Twice As Far–Donate to the Crisis Publishing Initiative

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We’re just a few weeks and $20,000 away from bringing the Crisis Publishing Initiative to publishers in Europe. A faithful friend of MTI generously offered to match up to $10,000 of donations that come in for the program. Your donation today goes twice as far. Thank you! Give now

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Join us in Prayer

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The staff of MTI pray together every week for MTI’s future and impact, each other, and the publishers we know throughout the world. But, once a year we gather for a Prayer and Planning Retreat. We spend a few days of dedicated time seeking God’s guidance for MTI in the coming year. This year we…

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Why does anyone need a professional editor anymore?

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By Carla Foote, Fine Print Editorial Why use a professional editor when there are electronic editing tools that highlight spelling and grammar errors? Besides the obvious answer that electronic editing tools do not catch all the errors in any document, an editor brings precision to content. For example, on a recent editorial project, the writer was…

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Write Effective Conclusions

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Well done! You’ve carefully organized and constructed an article from the introduction to the final point. But now it’s time to wrap up your masterpiece. No matter how tempting it is to introduce a new idea, the conclusion is a paragraph that allows the reader to read in peace, without unanswered questions or ideas that…

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Watching and praying as the water rises

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“Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them.” Psalm 32:6 In one much-watched video recorded yesterday a dog dangles in the air for long minutes as rescuers attempt to pull both the dog and its owner out of a…

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Christian publishers worldwide mourn loss of key trainer and consultant

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Christians in publishing in dozens of countries are mourning the loss of Dr. Kent Wilson, former NavPress publisher and frequent overseas trainer and consultant, who died June 28, 2017. Although Dr. Wilson lived his entire life in Colorado, serving at various times as pastor, publisher, and executive coach, his vision for missions and Christian publishing…

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Bonus One-Day Workshops to be Offered Following the Crisis Publishing Initiative

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Two one-day workshops to be offered in Sopron, Hungary, Oct. 19, will allow on participants to polish their professional skills as a writer or photographer. The workshops are a convenient add-on for participants in the Crisis Publishing Initiative, but are also open to registrants who do not attend the conference. The Crisis Publishing Initiative is…

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Learn the Jargon that Designers Use

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Designers have various terms and jargon that go with the profession. Here are just a few of the commonly used terms and their definitions. architecture: Underlying structure of a page. asymmetry: Disproportion; lack of symmetry. bleed: Type or imagery that extends beyond the trim edge of a page. byline: Author’s credit line. CMYK values: CMYK refers to the…

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Soliciting Gift Subscriptions

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It’s Christmas in July! As you plan ahead and look at what the rest of the year holds for your magazine, consider how to ask for gift subscriptions. Christmas is often a good time to solicit gift subscriptions. There are multiple ways you can do this: A package insert is a card or brochure enclosed in a…

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Longtime editor, author, missiologist James Reapsome leaves rich publishing legacy

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By Sara Schmidt James Reapsome, former editor of the Evangelical Missions Quarterly and longtime editor, author, professor, and pastor died June 26 at the age of 88 in Downer’s Grove, IL. Reapsome’s writing career began as a sports and news writer while in college, seminary, and the Armed Forces in Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Texas. His…

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