Editing by Design: For Designers, Art Directors, and Editors–the Classic Guide to Winning Readers

This completely updated edition of an industry classic shows a new generation of editors and designers how to make their publications sing! Readers will find a treasury of practical tips for helping story and design reinforce each other and create powerful pages that are irresistible to readers. Brimming with hundreds of illustrations, Editing by Design presents proven solutions to such design issues as columns and grids, margins, spacing, captions, covers and color, type, page symmetry, and much more. A must-have resource for designers, writers, and art directors looking to give their work visual flair and a competitive edge!• Explains sophisticated concepts insimple words and pictures • A perfect desk reference for every kind of publishing medium • Vast audience, with equal appeal to designers, writers, publishers, teachers, and students

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  1. The Reader-Friendly Revolution Continues No one has done more to rationalize the design process than Jan V. White. For over twenty-five years, previous editions of Editing by Design has mentored a generation of designers, editors, advertising managers, and business owners in the ways of rational, results-oriented, reader-friendly design. 

  2. Teach a man how to fish, and . . . When I happened upon this book in my favorite local bookstore (sorry, amazon!), it was a revelation! It laid out, page after page after page, the rationale for design and layout, with accompanying illustrations of the principles discussed. What was so welcome in this book was the clear, succinct, take-nothing-for-granted approach. Everything is explained and illustrated. As an introduction to page and publication desgin and layout, it is a marvel. Knowing the author’s background and…

  3. A definite must-have! This book should be on the must-read list of every designer, editor and art director. It presents all the do’s and don’ts of page layout in a clear and easy to grasp way with wonderful illustrations of all the topics discussed. If I may suggest something to the publisher – please translate it to other languages so even more people can enjoy this book.Don’t hesitate for a second – if you want to know how to win satisfied readers just buy this book!

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