Tips for Changing your Publication’s Name

Shakespeare promises us that “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” But how about a publication? Handle a name change incorrectly and  you risk losing readers and identity. Here’s what one publisher has learned about publication name changes through personal experience. We have had multiple experiences with changing the name of a […]

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Seven Sure-fire Job Interview Questions

You have a prospective employee who looks good on paper, so you’ve scheduled an interview to see if they’re the person you’ve been looking for. What should you ask them? The folks at CareerHQ.org suggest using these open-ended questions to fill in the blanks and find out if your good candidate would be a good employee. […]

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Guidelines for Editor/Writer Relationships

One of the most important factors in the success of a publication is the editor/writer relationship. It is especially important within EPA, as we have committed to advancing the work and witness of Jesus Christ and the church. As a service to the membership, EPA has developed the following guidelines for editor/writer relationships. General guidelines […]

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Temporary Employees — Permanent Problems

Every now and then you need to hire a temp. Keep those temporary workers from turning into long-term problems by following these simple steps. by Mike Mansel Hiring a “Temp?” Every now and then a special project requires the help of temporary workers. It could be office reorganization, indexing, or some other project that sends […]

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Mission Statements that Work

A choir sounds better when everybody is singing from the same page. A mission statement can help make this happen, while also clearly defining your corporate goals and giving you an anchor when your boat rocks. Find out what a mission statement can do for you and how to write one that works in this […]

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Things to NOT say to a Publisher

Former EPA editor-tuned-publisher Dale Hanso Bourke returned from the dark side of the force to give mere mortals a quick guide to things you should never, ever say to your publisher (if you want to continue being an editor).

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Publishing terms: How to Sound like you have an MBA

Note: Dale Hanson Bourke was an editor before she went over to the dark side (publishing). In this article, adapted from an EPA workshop, she explains the specialized language of the publishing world in terms even an editor can understand. by Dale Hanson Bourke When people ask me if it was worth it to get […]

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Who’s Who in the Masthead?

Sometimes job titles are self-explanatory, but things can be tricky in a publication, where nearly everybody’s job seems to include the word “editor”? How do associate editors, managing editors, executive editors and plain old unadorned editors fit in the grand scheme of things? This article clears away some of the confusion. Sometimes job titles are self-explanatory. […]

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