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 [...]

25 Years of Educational (or ELT) Technology – A Timeline

As part of our 25th anniversary of designing for the ELT industry, Sarah Hemfrey takes an in-depth look at some of the major technology changes which have not only impacted our work but also that of the ELT classroom. The classroom in 1990: A cold wasteland full of aged books with out-of-date pictures? No, the [...]

Celebrating 25 years of design [Interview with Production Manager John]

 In the latest of our special 25-year anniversary blog posts, we interview John, our Production Manager. John joined emc back in 1998 as Mike’s first full-time employee and is still with us today. 1.  When you first joined emc, InDesign didn’t exist! In this time what have been some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the tools of [...]

Why design matters: Collaborating with your designers

We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary with a special BookMachine birthday party on Wednesday 10th February, at The Square Pig & Pen, Central London. With the event just around the corner, we thought we would give you a few pointers to get you thinking "Why Design Matters" which was originally posted on BookMachine's blog last week. For many, design can be [...]

Creative Content’s Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/179552571 Caption: Chinstrap penguin jumping out of Antarctic waters  As Wednesday was Penguin Awareness Day, we decided to go for a penguin themed pic this week. ELT teachers, we'd love to know how would you use an image or topic like this in the classroom! Let us know in the comments section below.

An afternoon with Hugh Dellar from Lexical Labs

Author and materials writer, Hugh Dellar, visited all of us here at emc this week to give us an ELT workshop. The idea of the workshop was for emc folk to gain more of an insight into the materials that we work on and to help us understand more about how they are used in the classroom [...]

Interested in joining our team? Come to our open day…

With lots of exciting plans and projects booked in this year we are looking to grow our team of designers, production editors and art buyers. Recruiting is one of our biggest challenges; finding the right people, with the right skills and the right attitude is difficult. We can't always tell from just looking at your [...]

You’re invited to our 25th birthday party

We're celebrating our 25th with a special BookMachine birthday party on Wednesday 10th February, at The Square Pig & Pen, Central London. For this special birthday edition, we’re asking "Why Design Matters: Collaborating with your design team" and have invited three speakers to help look at the role of design within the publishing industry. Our speakers include: David Pearson [...]