Tag: editing

We can’t say that: How Christian publications wrestle with self-censorship


Evangelical Christians have a history of talking about difficult issues–truths that need response–behind closed doors or on the sidewalks outside the church rather than inside it. Yet David Aikman, an evangelical and former Time magazine corespondent, would say we have a prophetic calling: a mandate to tell the truth about what we see, hear, and…

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Diplomado Virtual: Escritura y Edición de textos


https://www.biblicavirtual.com/escritura-y-edicion-de-textos Nos complace anunciar el lanzamiento de un nuevo y emocionante programa de capacitación para escritores y editores, “Escritura y edición de textos”.  Este Diplomado Virtual consistirá en cinco cursos de un mes de duración, cada uno dirigido por un profesional de publicaciones calificado con años de trabajo y experiencia docente. Comenzando con el curso…

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Skillful Self-editing: The Fastest Route to Publication

As a writer, by doing the editor’s work—or a great deal of it—before submission will go a long way in keeping your editor happy. For the freelancer in a competitive freelance market, it will increase your chance of publication. Veteran writer Angela Hunt will discuss how to omit needless words, add punch, and trim your…

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‘Acts of God’? How to Write Better on Trauma, Pandemic and Disaster

Join this seminar’s focus on how writers, editors and journalists can improve their coverage of deadly, global events in light of the coronavirus pandemic. During this seminar, essential questions, insights and strategies will be explored. It will include updates about online tools for interviewing, research, presentation and social media. MTI On-demand webinars Did you miss…

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Journalism and The Law: Fair Use, Permissions, and Legal Issues for Publications


All kinds of legal questions arise when publishing content. Is using a certain photograph copyright infringement or fair use? What kind of permission do you need to publish a photograph or article? What rights should be included in an agreement with freelance contributors? In this free online workshop, Craig Gipson, an attorney with Flagler Law…

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Our resources are still for sale during lockdown


Do you have a lot of time on your hands during the lockdown and wish you could make use of the time to further improve or plan your magazine? We’ve got you covered! Check out our resource shop with various professional development resources on magazine editing, design, writing, and management. These are available in several…

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Professional Development Zoom Webinars by EPA

Six weekly seminars to be streamed live on Tuesdays from April 28 through June 2.Registration Required EPA members $0 | Non-members $20 Plus a bonus session on legal issues LEARN MORE We All Get Burned: Leading Through Crisis and Challenge Presenter: Sid Webb Founder and President, Sharpened Focus LLC Tuesday, April 28 | 2:00 pm…

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Staying focused


I have been an editor and writer for more than 20 years, and I have worked from home for the last 6 years. Sometimes I am super-productive and honestly, sometimes I do too much fiddling around. But, I always meet my deadlines, and aim to create high quality work.  Here are a few thoughts on…

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Make the update: Keep your style guide and writer’s guidelines current


The local church that I’m a part of, updated its statement of doctrine and practices. Had the church’s beliefs changed? No, but the growth of our church body and the changes in society made the “update” necessary. They found that in order for consistency of teaching and unity amongst our church that stating our beliefs…

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Alphabet Soup: When to spell out Acronyms


An acronym is a word formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term. Acronyms can be quite useful in communications, because they convey information quickly and efficiently to those who are in the know.  However, acronyms can also be a barrier and make…

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