Making your content accessible: a guide for ELT publishers

It’s estimated that one billion people, or 15% of the world's population, experience some form of disability. Although there is a moral and business case for ELT publishers to make their books accessible to disabled students currently less than 10% of the world’s printed materials can be read by someone with a print disability. This [...]

How the Chinese are re-shaping Education

Having worked closely alongside ELT publishers for over 25 years, here at emc design we are fascinated by the rise in English language learning materials being created for the region. In this piece, Anna Cunnane, from bookmachine, explores the reasons for the boom. China’s extraordinary economic rise has the country in the grip of what has [...]

Tapping into IATEFL 2019: inclusivity and workplace English

Here at emc design, we create textbooks and learning resources for English language students, and to do this we need to have a deep understanding of learners today. Only by understanding how real students behave, think and feel when interacting with learning materials can we find the solutions needed to inspire and teach learners of [...]

#workinpublishing week

To mark work in publishing week, We've asked Lucy, our Publishing Services Manager, to provide an insight into her role. Explain what your company does. At emc design we are the leading print and digital design agency for publishing, working primarily on ELT and educational courses and material, commissioned by the top publishers in the [...]

Upcoming Events and Shows

Here at emc, we aim to attend as many industry shows and events as possible. With BETT 2018, The London Book Fair and Fotofringe out of the way, we are looking forward to a busy September. 18th September – Lucy will be attending the IPG Autumn Conference in London 18th to 20th September – Mike will be [...]

Concept, Creation & Marketing: Why we all need a good brief [EVENT]

A good brief is the foundation of successful publishing. On Wednesday 18th October we host our third event with BookMachine "Concept, Creation & Marketing: Why we all need a good brief" to explore why getting the brief right helps to ensure published products go to press without too many hitches. Our founder Mike Cryer will [...]

What can ELT learn from the wider world of publishing?

http://gty.im/98307825 ELT Publishers might look to the wider world of publishing to think about the motivational aspects of language learning. If 7 year old boys are soaking up the latest David Walliams book, what lessons can be learned? How can those same motivations for reading Walliams be applied to wanting to improve language skills? [...]

Show me what you mean­ – how editors and authors can influence the design process [guest post]

http://gty.im/573586649 Lyn Strutt is an ELT professional providing editorial services and consultancy for the educational publishing industry. She is an Advanced Professional Member of the SfEP with extensive experience of editing teaching and training materials, and has a background in training adults in English and business skills. In this post, she looks at ways in [...]

New project: GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition

We're really pleased to finally showcase the brilliant new GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition course from Illuminate Publishing. The project was design-led from the start and every page has stunning visuals to entice and help GCSE learners. We even heard this week that the first print run has already sold out! So a huge congratulations [...]