Editorial Workflows
(October 11)

To Do This Week

Read:  The New Art of Making Books, by Ulises Carrion

Blog Prompt: Read the text above by book artist Ulises Carrion and select one quote to reflect on how you can approach the design and content of your group’s multimodal publishing project. 

Class Notes

  • Future of the Book essays – multimodality and attention
  • Discuss Reading –Ulises Carrion
  • Editor Roles
  • Editing Workflows
  • Hybrid Publishing

Collaboration Tools:

  1. Slack
  2. Basecamp 
  3. Github – github desktop
  4. Dropbox paper 
  5. Automation & AI tools: descript, Action-Transformer, Grammarly, quillbot, rd-nytimes, jasper, Word app and Google Docs (dictation),fireflies.ai/, fathom.video/

Editoral Roles:

  • Editors, Co-Editors
  • Managing Editor
  • Web Developer and Designer
  • Copy Editor
  • Multimedia Designer/Creator: Illustration/Animation
    Video/Audio (?)
  • Director of Communications – promotion

Editoral Worksflows:

  • Word Docs – tracking, editing, peer review
  • Markdown >
  • HTML >
  • Proofing formatted text >
  • CSS Design
  • Images – design, resizing, etc
  • Video – editing, Youtube/Vimeo
  • Audio – Soundcloud, YouTube

In-Class Activities

  1. Discuss the design approaches to your project. How to create a project for both hyper and deep attention.
  2. Gather in your multimodal publishing groups. Work out equitable publishing roles. In your Slack Channels share these roles.
  3. Select the collaboration tools you will use. How will you share and collaborate on files and media assets? Share these tools in your Slack channel.
  4. Work out the editorial workflows starting with the writing of documents through copy editing, media creation, web dev and design, and promotion. Share this plan in your Slack channel.

Download Multimodal HTML Template – ZIP
overview of code

Instructions for uploading your projects to a server using an FTP (file transfer protocol) client:

  1. Download an ftp client. These are free: Cyberduck or Filezilla
  2. “Open Connection”
  3. Enter the following info:
    servername: dtc-wsuv.org
    username: first initial + last name + the year (’15”), all in lowercase, no spaces or symbols (so, “Sam Jones” would be “sjones15″)
    password: last 4 digits of student ID
  4. If successful, you should be in your personal server directory that has the same name as your username. Now you can either drag the folder and files in that directory or use the “action” menu to “upload”
  5. Please upload folders with your project name. Lowercase with no spaces!
  6. Inside the folder, make sure that your default/home page for the project is “index.html.” The server will automatically load files named index.html.
  7. Now check how everything looks live, at the absolute URL that looks something like this: http://dtc-wsuv.org/sjones15/yourproject/
  8. If you cannot see images, make sure that your file names and calls to access those files are all lowercase. Servers are case-sensitive!
  9. Post that URL in a blog post




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