Tag: editing

Communicating with authors and subjects of stories


As an editor, I want an article that goes into a magazine or on a website to reach the reader, so the reader is always my first consideration when I am editing. Is the message clear? Is the content compelling? Will the content have an impact on the life of the reader? The relationship with…

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Inform and Do No Harm: Combating Fake News

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As Christian journalists, we should take pride in the accuracy and truthfulness of our work, but doubly so. Not only is your credibility at risk, but your testimony. The rampant invasion of fake news makes it imperative that we focus on fact-checking to produce a true and excellent product. Fake news aims to confuse the…

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All the publishing resources you may have missed in 2019


We’ve rounded up all the resources you might have missed! Here are our best on-demand workshops and e-books of 2019: [e-book] Developing writers [workshop] Axis: The one conversation model [e-book] How to design a powerful cover [workshop] Tell it online: Create interactive and engaging online media [e-book] Editorial management [workshop] Worldwide trends in magazine publishing…

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Reading Backwards


As you edit a magazine, often you start at the beginning of the magazine and work forward, through the content to the end. This is a normal process for editing. However, after multiple cycles of editing, if you always start with the first article, then your attention to detail may decrease as you get to…

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Language Evolves

When I started as an editor 20 years ago, the terminology we used for the web was the “World Wide Web.” The communication standard for the organization I worked for had it as a proper noun, capitalized, the name for a very specific thing. Now that online activity is ubiquitous, the general usage is a…

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New “Introduction to Magazine Publishing” book

introduction to magazine publishing

The how-to book of magazine publishing The wisdom and experience of 11 Christian publishing professionals shines through the pages of this practical how-to book of magazine publishing. In the 212 information-packed pages of the Introduction to Magazine Publishing, you’ll find an overview of everything you need to know to publish a successful Christian magazine. Whether…

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The Power of What We Do and Do Not Say


In an age of mixed messages about the essence of journalism and the essence of truth, it can be difficult to decide what to publish. In this free online workshop, Dr. Charles Christian, CEO of Christian Writing and Consulting, will discuss the editing process and suggest ways to maintain and preserve a truthful message through…

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Introduction à la publication d’un magazine–Abidjan

Introduction a l’edition de magazines

Magazine Training International poursuit son programme MTI en Afrique alors que nous organisons notre première conférence en Afrique francophone ! Découvrez les étapes essentielles pour réussir l’édition de magazines grâce au nouveau cours d’Introduction à la publication d’un magazine. Ne manquez pas cette occasion d’apprendre des professionnels de l’édition chrétienne hautement respectés. Inscrivez-vous maintenant. Le cours d’Introduction à…

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Skillful Self-editing: The fastest route to publication


Make your article shine, impress your editor, and increase your chance of publication. How? Edit your own material before it ever gets to the editor. In this free online workshop, Angela Hunt, a best-selling author, will discuss how to omit needless words, add punch, and trim your work down to publishable size. Any manuscript can…

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Trust, but verify


The headline caught my attention. A search for the publisher of a controversial pamphlet was underway. The pamphlet had an impact on a particular religious community: it convinced some parents not to vaccinate their children. Their decision became a public health concern when that community faced an outbreak of measles. I wondered if the publisher would face…

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