editing

Editing and Layout: 4 Ground Rules for Better Documents

A piece of writing isn’t finished until it’s been edited and laid out, in that order. We know that now, but it wasn’t always so. In the Beginning: Layout and Corrections The earliest documents were copied by monks, word by word, thousands of times over centuries. Their own handwriting doubled as both layout and print. […]

Six Common Phrases We Get Wrong

So you’re at an office party telling this great story to a group of your colleagues, when suddenly, you notice that the editorial-type in the group is looking at you intently and seems to have developed a strange eye twitch. Did you say something wrong? Did you double your negative or dangle your participle? Or […]

Blog Readability Checklist for the Content Marketer

Blog writing is an important cornerstone of content marketing. So ensuring that your blog content is highly readable is mission critical. ETMG has been providing writing and editing services for over 20 years now. Along the way, we’ve picked up some practical tips to develop blog content that is clear and engaging. Here’s what we’ve […]

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 […]