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Work “with” instead of “for” your audience

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Vera Fesianava is the Associate Art Director of Noiv Kovcheg (Noah’s Ark) magazine in Ukraine, a Christian publication for children. Their mission is to discover the principles of building a happy family life for parents and children through the knowledge of God and his Word. To view the magazine look them up on Issuu. Join…

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Know Your Typography Terms

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Ever have trouble communicating with others regarding typography? Use these key terms to pave the way to better understanding. ascender – The part of a lower-case letter that extends above the x-height. baseline – The invisible line on which the letters rest. boldface – A heavier version of the normal weight of a typeface. centered – A typographic arrangement…

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Meet the Trainers for the Magazine Publishing Institute

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The trainers are looking forward to meeting you on 30 September at the Magazine Publishing Institute. Each of them is an expert in their field with a heart for raising up leaders in Christian publishing. Hailing from Kenya, Brazil, and the U.S., these trainers come from various backgrounds and publications large and small. Here is…

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The Next Next Thing

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By Carla Foote, Fine Print Editorial What is the next topic you are going to write about after your current project is completed? Not worried about that yet? Thinking about tomorrow’stopic can make you a better communicator today. Communication is a process rather than a one-time interaction. So as a communications professional, you should always…

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Website Creation Fundamentals That Small Business Owners Often Neglect

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By: Klaris Chua It’s becoming hard to ignore the fact that websites present small businesses with enormous benefits. As people become more connected to the digital world, the brick and mortar store isn’t the only option anymore. Creating a website is more effective and trackable in terms of opportunities and results. In a 2017 survey, 92%…

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Early Bird discount ends July 31!

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Save $50 on registration today Registration prices will go up on August 1, don’t miss your chance to get the Early Bird Special discount. Register now. Join Christian editors, publishers, designers, and other magazine staff members from around the world to learn essential steps for successful magazine publishing. The Magazine Publishing Institute will be held in…

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9 rules for effective creative meetings

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By Adam_McLaughlin Remember when you were little and playing a game with the neighbor kids, then they change the rules and say “oh yeah, I forgot to tell about…” or if you’re learning a new game with some friends and they say “I’ll start with the basic rules so we can get the game going,…

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Should you attend the magazine design course?

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Magazine design is much more than simply arranging type and art on a spread. Your magazine’s job is to talk to your readers in a way they can understand. Your words do that, but the magazine’s design also talks to your readers. What is your magazine telling your readers? Your readers may not know what…

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Get organized with the article status chart

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An article status chart is one system to help keep track of the progress of work on upcoming issues. This sample chart (for a bimonthly magazine) shows the status of assigned articles. You may also choose to use project management software or cloud-based solutions. *You can download this chart and many more free samples here.

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Your brand personality

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What is brand personality? What is your brand personality? Hint: It’s not your personality. It’s not your team’s vibe. It’s not the look and feel of your product. It might not even be what you had in mind when starting your company. Start by describing your brand as if it were a person. Make a…

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