editing

The Case for the Content Editor: Polish Makes Perfect

By Kathy Wilson, ETMG Writer In today’s world of information overload, most of us are tasked with writing for a broader audience than just our personal journal. Whether you’re writing a blog, a newsletter, web content, a technical document, or a piece of marketing collateral, you need to overcome the challenges that writing for various audiences […]

Tips for Wrangling Objects in Microsoft Word

Compiled by the ETMG Production Team   Over the years, we’ve had to field a number of questions about page layout and word processing in Microsoft Word. Here are some more commonly asked questions and our tips for success: “Whenever I enter something that looks like a URL into Word, it always converts into an […]

A Few Quick Tips for Working with PDFs

Compiled by The ETMG Production Team   At ETMG, we field a lot of questions about working in, and with, a number of programs Acrobat and working with PDFs. Here are our frequently asked questions on Acrobat and our PDF tips: Q:  How can I make my PDF easier for my readers to navigate? A: […]

Word Up! Quick Tips on Microsoft Word

Compiled by the ETMG Production Team   Over the years, we’ve had to field a number of questions about page layout and word processing in Word. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions and our tips for success: “How can I eliminate orphans (the single word left alone at the bottom of […]

Bullets Locked and Loaded

By Kathy Wilson – ETMG Writer/Editor        Bullets can be used very effectively to focus the reader’s attention on your points. And there is definitely an art to good bullet writing. Whether bulleted items are sentence fragments, full sentences, or full paragraphs when being used in a document, they need to be as short as possible […]

What Is the Difference Between Copy Editing and Proofreading?

By Special K – ETMG Writer/Editor Copy editing and proofreading have historically referenced different kinds of work, in today’s digital world, people often use the terms interchangeably.  The definition of copy editing has remained clear, but the same cannot be said about “proofreading.” Some folks use “proofread” to indicate they’d like to have a fresh […]

When to Hire a Copy Editor

By Special K – ETMG Writer/Editor When your marketing collateral needs to be edited to improve formatting, style, and accuracy, it’s time to hire a copy editor. The work that copy editors do is frequently summarized with a reference to the 5 C’s: make the copy correct, clear, consistent, concise, and comprehensible. Toward this end, […]