By Stephen Quinn
This wonderful ebook covers enhancing within the electronic age, demonstrating the instruments wanted for potent textual content modifying. find out how to write strong headlines and captions, and the way to edit physique textual content speedy and cleanly. It additionally concentrates on layout within the electronic surroundings, introducing typography and the similar problems with clarity and legibility. the talents of photograph modifying are explored, together with photograph choice, cropping, manipulation and the ethics concerned. those middle abilities and techniques are then utilized to the realm vast net. contemporary examine into how humans navigate websites is taken into account, and recommends how you can write extra successfully for the web medium. the 1st part concentrates on modifying within the electronic age, demonstrating the instruments wanted for potent textual content modifying. Dr Quinn exhibits tips on how to write robust headlines and captions, and the way to edit physique textual content speedy and cleanly. the center part concentrates on layout within the electronic surroundings. bankruptcy 5 introduces typography and the similar problems with clarity and legibility. bankruptcy six covers the rules of layout and the way they are often utilized to print and digital guides. bankruptcy seven seems on the abilities of photograph enhancing, together with photo choice, cropping, manipulation and the ethics concerned. bankruptcy 8 investigates other kinds of visible presentation similar to diagrams, emblems, maps and cartoons. within the ultimate part, those center talents and techniques are utilized to the realm vast net. bankruptcy 9 considers contemporary examine into how humans navigate web content, and recommends how you can write extra successfully for the net medium. bankruptcy ten examines how the rules of print layout can (and can't) be utilized to websites. examine the abilities of subbing from a well known expertCovers every little thing you must be aware of to get specialist resultsAn imperative mentor jam-packed with sensible assistance and information
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Exclamation marks should never be used. In the trade they are known as shrieks or dog’s dicks. Often they are a proud sub’s way of showing he has written a funny headline, and wants to announce it to the world. Too often it is a case of a sub writing a headline to impress other subs. A witty headline does not need crutches. Page 56 Digital Sub-editing and Design Strictly speaking, question marks should appear only at the end of a question. But they are useful ways of indicating uncertainty or speculation.
Digital Sub-Editing and Design (Focal Journalism) by Stephen Quinn