Listen upListen good
By Lucy Faerber
Treats for eyes and ears but never for internal organs or major muscle groups.
Before our parents started pulling their hair out over the apocalyptic ‘hook-up culture’ endorsed by apps like Grindr, tinder and OKc. Baby Boomers were still stuck in that fear-mongering stage of ‘everyone you meet online is a serial killer’.
I ease the door open. The weak light from the corridor reveals the interior, filthy tiles and limbs. My heart is thumping in protest, my head feels like it’s a dying star about to collapse in on itself. I look down briefly at my mostly naked body; the advertatts give off a sickly incandescence.
In the morning I go to Greensborough Plaza and there’s a kid coming up the escalator opposite mine, all alone, crying for his mum; I turn and walk back against the pull of the machine to get him because I know that he’s me, the child version of me, transported from the past to the present.
As part of our ongoing efforts to create handy and useful guides to improving workflow and quality of production, Seizure has commissioned this set of posts from editor extraordinaire Kevin O’Brien on how to set up your Word document for publishing.
Whether you’re an editor or an author, formatting your document using paragraph styles reduces the costs and frustrations of the design and publishing game. It’s really a matter of a stitch in time saving nine – a bit of effort at the beginning will save you a lot of time and effort later on.
The main aim of a professional text layout is to convey a document’s structure through its appearance, in a way that’s attractive, orderly and easy to read. This article covers the four basic rules that designers follow, so that you can do the same in Word or use these principles to respond to a commissioned text design.