How is the editor different from a beta reader, and vice versa
Each writer is waiting for feedback on his works. And it’s wonderful if the responses appear. And if not?
If the readers either weren’t found, or they were silent, but would you like to know if the book is good and how good it is? Then there is only one way – to give up to the beta reader or editor. It is these personalities that can give a detailed, thoughtful and reasoned response to your novel or story, fairy tale or collection of poems.
But how to decide who exactly to go to? In general, is there any difference who to choose? The question, as practice has shown, is relevant: in letters I was repeatedly asked how the literary editor, beta reader and beta tester differ from each other.
Let’s get it right.
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5 examples of designer pain: the most common phrases coming from customers and clients
No matter how many years have passed, and TK for the designer always remains a topic of discussion. Yes, what! Everything can be perfectly painted: what kind of pictures, fonts, colors, icons, buttons, etc. are needed. But rarely when the customer understands what he will get in the end. The fact is that each person has his own design formed in his head. The customer has one, the designer the other, Vasya Ivanov the third. Sometimes it takes hours to understand what exactly the client wants. It seems that you figured it out, just understood the essence of the technical task and worked out every detail. It remains only to send the finished layout and wait for praise from the customer, how smart and creative you are. Alas … In fact, it turns out that the client did not want this at all. Why? “Make the logo larger”, “let’s try to change the color”, “turn the photo in the other direction” … Yeah, somewhere we’ve heard that before. =)
We present to your attention the top 5 phrases that will make even the most seasoned designer cry and will figure out what each of them actually hides. Let’s start with the classics … Continue reading
How to get more search visibility using other people’s resources
Whatever niche you work in, there are probably dozens, hundreds, and even thousands of other sites of similar subjects. Some are your direct competitors, with others your interests overlap partially. Most resources, most likely, will be from the category of content projects: media, blogs, forums and others.
Although such sites are almost always monetized by selling ads, rather than goods or services, you are still competitors in one very important area. Namely: the attention of the target audience.
But, unlike competing entrepreneurs, other people’s information sites can be used to their advantage. Get with their help additional points of contact in the issuance, audience attention, transitions of potential customers and increased brand awareness. Continue reading