Parlay Press

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Document Design for Writers

Martha Sammons, Wright State University

2007, 159 pages plus CD, paper, illustrated, $40.95 (list). ISBN 0-9767180-4-9.

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Document Design for Writers is a short, simple text for teaching students the basic principles of document design. It's perfect for an introductory document design course or as a supplementary text in writing courses. Chapters are organized around major strategies for improving the design of text and graphics on the page and screen. Each chapter contains dozens of clear, usable tips to help students improve their skills immediately. Each tip is illustrated by both positive and negative examples. Includes a CD with dozens of exercises relating principles to sample projects such as newsletters, brochures, and other common documents.

  • Ten self-contained chapters, plus overviews of layout techniques and design principles
  • Over 100 self-study questions, with answers on separate pages
  • CD with dozens of exercises and projects, keyed to specific chapters in the book
  • Hundreds of sample graphics and illustrations