6 tips for adapting artwork

At emc design we are very familiar with adapting educational course materials for multiple markets. Often the International version will be adapted to suit different markets, territories and educational situations. As well as re-writing anything from 20-60% of the material the artwork and images are also adapted to suit these different versions and the newly written content. [...]

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 [...]

Creative Content’s Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/462030556 Monarch butterflies rest on a rock at the Sierra Chincua Butterfly Sanctuary near Angangueo in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Climate change and increased use of herbicides are threatening the monarch migration as well as eco-tourism in the region which attracts 120,000 visitors annually, according to scientists at the [...]

Creative Content’s Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/162191212 Earlier in the week we came across a photo of the spectacular aerial sights of tulips growing in Holland, so we thought they'd make a cheery and colourful end to your week. Every year Holland imports millions of these gorgeous blooms all over the world and have become renowned for their ability to grow [...]

MaWSIG: Summer in the city! [EVENT]

We're excited as MaWSIG is hosting a Summer Meetup in London on Thursday 30 June 2016. With lots happening in ELT publishing since the IATEFL conference in April, it will be the perfect way for friends, colleagues and MaWSIG members to catch up with what everyone’s been doing. It's going to be a great evening with a relaxed atmosphere to network and chat in. [...]

Celebrating 25 years of design [Interview with our MD Mike]

In December 1990 Mike, our MD, left a relatively well-paid job running the marketing services department of a materials testing company to set up emc design. Mike had worked in publishing before this, first starting at Longman Publishers, Harlow in 1975. So, with a young family, Mike wanted to turn his hand to freelance work whilst getting [...]

Where does a design agency fit into publishing? We explore this as part of the PA's #workinpublishing week

This week we're getting involved with the Publishers Association's campaign #workinpublishing week. The PA are running a host of events to help highlight the variety of jobs within the publishing sector and are asking people who work within the industry to share their top tips and guidance for potential new recruits into the industry. So [...]

@MaWSIG's next Meetup with @ELT_T2W opens its doors to non-IATEFL members!

MaWSIG, the Materials Writing Special Interest Group for IATEFL, is hosting a join Meetup with ELT Teacher 2 Writer on Wednesday 23rd September, in Oxford. In a bid to foster even more networking opportunities for newbie ELT writers they have made available a few tickets for non-IATEFL members to buy. This is exciting news as it [...]

IATEFL's Materials Writing Writing SIG hosts their first meetup

On Monday 10th November MaWSIG will be hosting their first meetup event in London. The aim of the night is for members to socialise and network with each other as well as  commissioning editors from the elt publishing industry. The evening will also include a short talk by Nick Tims about the Society of Authors, [...]

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Learning from other countries: Educational laptop & tablet projects

A fascinating read from Michael Trucano, of World Bank's blog EduTech. Big educational laptop and tablet projects -- Ten countries to learn from. Many countries across the world have been exploring the 1 laptop per child policy for a number of years now but what Michael observes is that this has been overtaken by a tablets [...]