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1. Becoming a Fiction Editor
Back in school learning about punctuation, nouns, adverbs, & all that stuff, it had a hard time sinking into my brain. But after 25 years providing typing, word processing & desktop publishing services, I got pretty good at editing my clients' work. And, now I've advanced into fiction editing.
2. Use Your Creativity and Make Money
If you possess desktop publishing and graphic design skills, and love being creative, there are many ways to combine your creative skills to produce new services or products for your clients. Here are some of my ideas on ways I made some extra money using my creative skills.
3. Merging Letters in Word 2007
Mail merges in Word is definitely a topic that I would have normally shied away from. However, sometimes my clients want me to do things that I end up doing. And in so doing, have discovered that it is not all that hard to do after all.
4. Corner Rounders Reviewed
In a lot of publications, boxes with rounded corners have been used to emphasize the text or images within the boxes. But what about rounding corners on the actual printed page -- invitations, business cards, or even badges?
5. Creating Wedding Invitations
Creating custom wedding invitations can be a challenging undertaking. However, knowing who they are for and exploring the many options available in card stock, specialty papers, embellishments and your own creativity, can produce excellent results.
6. Finding the Right Image
Finding the right illustrations for your publication, whether a menu, flyer or cover of a book, can sometimes be a daunting task! No matter which desktop publishing or graphic design software you use, they all offer a variety of options for adding images in your publication.
7. Electronic Postcards
Electronic postcards are a great way to keep in contact with friends and family. And they are quick, easy and they can be customized with your own message. Check out how you can select and send electronic postcards today!
8. Making a Background Transparent Using Photoshop
In this article I show you how to make the background of a round object transparent using Photoshop. It is not hard to do if you know how to do it.
9. Using Your Nook to Edit a Book
When you have a book to proof, instead of printing out the whole book or proofreading while confined to your computer station, try converting your document into an e-pub and then read it on your Nook. You can highlight and make notes of changes that may need to be made.
10. E-book Formatting for Smashwords’ Meatgrinder
Using Smashwords to publish your book is simple if you follow their rules for formatting. This article is the condensed version of the basic dos and do nots to formatting your document for their Meatgrinder.
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