Editing and Design Services

ANR Communications Editing and Design Services

Why use a professional editor?

  • To take advantage of our professional expertise in editing and curriculum development.
  • To have a fresh set of eyes review your work.
  • To avoid being embarrassed by awkward writing or overlooked mistakes.
  • To give yourself time to focus on your own job.
  • To uphold the quality standards and maintain the positive image of MSU & MSU Extension.
  • To ensure that your finished product appeals to your target audience.
  • To avoid legal issues.

What does an editor do for you?

Professional editing starts with the editor assessing the level of work your manuscript needs, taking into account your timeline and budget and the audience, purpose, projected shelf life, and visibility of the final product.

Editing tasks include checking – and if necessary – fixing:

  • Grammar & punctuation
  • Content, organization, clarity, and consistency
  • Style
  • Jargon, biased language, and undefined terms, acronyms, & abbreviations
  • Readability

An editor will also flag potential
problems with:

  • Copyright, plagiarism and permissions issues. (It’s the author’s responsibility to obtain permissions where necessary.)
  • The accuracy of facts and reference citations. (It’s the author’s responsibility to ensure information accuracy and cite sources completely and correctly.)

Why use a professional designer?

  • To help you get your projects noticed and read.
  • To help your readers understand and retain information through visual unity and organization.
  • To give your high quality information the most polished and professional appearance.

What does a designer do for you?

A professional designer begins by assessing your project needs, taking into account your timeline and budget and the audience, purpose, projected shelf life, and visibility of the final product. They translate the tone and the structure of the content into fonts, colors photos and graphic elements. They will also consider the environment where a design piece may be displayed and how it needs to be reproduced or distributed.

Design tasks include:

  • Developing layout structures
  • Developing color, font and graphic themes
  • Providing typography that makes reading easier
  • Selecting or creating visually consistent images that are appropriate for the intended audiences
  • Understanding and using corporate brand standards
  • Preparing artwork and documents for a variety of uses – web, print, signage, and more.
  • Adding accessibility features to web documents

Editing and design projects:

  • Ads (print, web)
  • Banners, Bannerstands, Displays
  • Bookmarks
  • Brochures
  • Clothing Graphics (T-shirts, hats, polos)
  • Curriculum (Adult, Youth)
  • E-vites (Constant Contact and other e-news)
  • Flyers (single page promotional)
  • Folders (pocket folders)
  • Forms
  • Graphic Identity (programs, events)
  • Infographics
  • Mailers (postcards, folded mailers, save the date cards)
  • Marketing Items (magnets, notepads, buttons)
  • Newsletters (print, web)
  • Packaging Design
  • Press Releases
  • Programs (events)
  • Publications (bulletins, booklets, books, manuals)
  • Reports (grants, annual reports, legislative reports, campaign case statements, impact sheets, "white paper" research reports)
  • Signage
  • Single-concept sheets (FAQ’s, fact sheets)
  • Templates (activity sheets, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, reports/newsletters, single-concept sheets)

Take a look at some recent projects on our Portfolio page.

How to get your project started

Fill out an ANR Creative Project Request form:

  • Fill in the downloadable form as completely as possible.
  • You’ll get a confirmation of receipt email right away and then we’ll contact you for more information about the job.

We’ll provide:

  • A time and cost estimate
  • A proposed timeline with due dates for everyone involved in the project
  • Two rounds of text and design edits
  • Print or other product purchasing support if needed
  • Guidance in submitting publications to the MSUE Bookstore at shop.msu if desired

Editing and design team

Editors:

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  • Leslie Johnson (on-call editor)

Designers:

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Let us help you create polished, clear, beautiful, and effective products!

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