Editors Only March 2009 Issue Now Available

Announcing the release of the March 2009 issue of Editors Only, a monthly newsletter for editors that shares valuable insider tips from prominent editors in the industry.

New Britain, CT, March 01, 2009 --(PR.com)-- In the March 2009 issue of the Editors Only newsletter, design consultant John Johanek discusses some helpful tips regarding sidebar, text box, and graphic placement in a spread. As most layout editors and designers are quick to tell you, striking an harmonious balance between text and graphics is no simple task. An ill-placed sidebar or text box can disrupt the flow of a page or even an entire article. So where should design items appear on a page? What should designers avoid when placing text boxes, graphs, and sidebars?

Johanek tells us to “avoid creating visual hurdles for the reader”. He also warns designers not to place design items at the end of a given article, manuscript, or spread. Such placement can reduce valuable sidebar and graphical content to mere “filler” status in the reader’s mind. It is important, Johanek tells us, to place content within the story, preferably as close to the pertinent text as possible.

For John Johanek’s article, which provides many useful design tips, as well as an article by Peter P. Jacobi about enticing your readers, visit http://www.publishinghelp.com/c1 to subscribe to the monthly newsletter ($29.95/year).

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Meredith Dias