Tag: jargon

Learn the Lingo of Managing a Magazine

lingo

Here is a list of common terms used by magazine management professionals. Make sure you are communicating correctly by checking out the lingo and their definitions: Audience: The people for whom your publication is produced. Funding phase: A stage in the life of a magazine when funds are raised to launch the publication. Launch phase: A stage…

Read More

Learn the Jargon that Designers Use

jargon

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…

Read More

Brush up on your editing terms

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…

Read More

Magazine Jargon Definitions for the Publishing Newbie

jargon

If you are new to magazine publishing you may hear a bunch of terms that you are not familiar with. Here is a list of common jargon and their definitions to help get you started: Bleeds: If type or imagery extends beyond the trim edge of a page it is called a bleed. Callout: A…

Read More

Avoid Jargon that Alienates Readers

jargon

Every industry has its own language. Using expressions that are familiar to your audience is an important part of effective communication. However, sometimes such language also excludes. Content that is meant to connect creates distance when the jargon isn’t readily understood. How much jargon to include? The primary consideration for any communication is to consider…

Read More