The terms ‘proofreading’ and ‘editing’ mean different things to different people, depending on the type of document and the client’s background. In the publishing industry, there is a distinct line between copy-editing, which is getting a document ready for print, applying a style guide, re-writing or re-phrasing parts, and proofreading, which should just be a final quality-control check on a ‘proof’ copy before pushing the start button on the printing press.
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This post aims to help clients get the best value, speed and accurate proofs when they commission a designer.
Following this guide will save you money and deliver your project sooner.
Annual report structures tend to be quite similar. There is probably a good reason for that, stakeholders, board members and the like, like things just so and CFOs do like their accounts to be set in a straight forward 'workman' like manner. All of that is fine. You can still mix it up a bit without upsetting the apple cart. The same suggestions apply to impact reports, strategy reports, but for now, I'll stick with a reasonably heavy weight report, the sort of thing you see in the finance industry.
It applies to anything that you hope will be read and understood. Designing to ensure communications are accessible should always be on a designer's mind, not just when producing materials for an older audience or the visually-impaired.
There is often the misconception that once a piece of print work has been signed off, the final printed matter should be available in a matter of hours, let alone days. Like most things in life, there is more to print production than meets the eye. True, some modern print production techniques deliver astonishing results in a matter of hours. This article firstly talks you through the typical process of litho printing and then explains the other options, their benefits and disadvantages.
We understand the challenges clients face when delivering an annual report and aim to help them deal with the shifting landscape and often challenging scenarios they face. This article focuses on the challenges a client often faces and what we can do to help them through the process.
This post is an overview that outlines the typical stages and appoximate number of days for an annual reporting project for print. All reports vary of course, but this aims to set out the process and highlight where potential pitfalls and opportunities. Understanding this process helps us and our clients work together better, avoid misunderstandings and create stunning work.
If you're commissioning design, the process we take as designers may seem a mystery. Whether it's a new corporate identity, website or annual report, the process we go through with you sometimes needs explaining. I'll try to do it here... wish me luck.
Infographics are a brilliant way to quickly communicate a journey, a process, a service, all sorts of things. They are far more visually engaging than a paragraph of text and done right, can deliver complex messages quickly and with style. We do a lot of them and there are certain things that help make them work hard for you.