Tag: editing

Magazine Publishing Institute – Nairobi


Join Magazine Training International as it begins it’s expansion into Africa! You will learn the essential steps for successful magazine publishing through the intensive Magazine Publishing Institute. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the most highly-respected Christian publishing professionals in the world. Sign up for email alerts. The training program this year will…

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Selecting Manuscripts: Say No to Good Articles to Say Yes to the Best


How do you choose which articles to include in your magazine? Do you have a manuscript selection process, or do you simply accept any well-written article? It is important to select only articles that fulfill your magazine’s mission. Discover how to establish selection criteria for choosing manuscripts. In this free webinar, Sally Isáis, director of MILAMEX, will discuss what elements…

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Crisis Publishing Initiative


Information also available at www.crisispublishing.com. Join Christian journalists, editors, publishers, and bloggers from around the world as we gather to discuss how best to meet the challenges of a world increasingly impacted by crises of all kinds, from terrorism to war to natural disasters. In the midst of crisis, half-truths and wild rumors abound, sowing…

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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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Brush up on your editing terms


Writer and editors have various terms and jargon that go with the profession. Here are just a few of the commonly used terms and their definitions. Article tracking form: A form used to follow the progress of an article through the production process. Big picture editing: Editing with attention to the overall structure. Callout: A quote from the…

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Do you need help with Article Planning?

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In order to help an editorial team come up with article ideas, many editors use an article planning worksheet. It is a great tool to use during team planning meetings. Get started with this article planning worksheet. Adapt the questions to the kind of articles you are looking for, and give this sheet to your…

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Does this article fit my magazine?


Your magazine is a friend to your readers. They like its personality, they know its moods and what to expect. Would you like a friend who looked and acted differently every time you saw her? While readers appreciate freshness, the content inside needs to be consistent with the message and fit your ministry’s purpose. Articles…

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Where to Cut


I relish the challenge of cutting an article down to size. Not that there is anything wrong with 1,000 words, but usually I need to fit an article into a particular spot in a magazine. While writers have a word count with their assignment, they often go over their allotment. Even for online content, where…

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Say it concisely


“75% of all revision is eliminating words already written; the remaining 25% is improving the words that remain.” –Theodore Cheney, Getting the Words Right Mr. Cheney is right. Leaving in extra words is like putting rocks in the reader’s backpack. It only slows him down and makes the journey more difficult. Many writers will set…

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Designers and Editors Can Have a Healthy Relationship


The partnership between editor and designer has become one of the most delicate and demanding professional relationships. While it is acknowledged that the ultimate authority lies with the editor, who is responsible for the entire editorial product, the most successful magazines results from mutual respect between designer and editor. Anything less than genuine respect will…

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