Not to brag, but…

Dragonfly is the proud recipient of yet another round of awards for our exceptional writing, editing, and design work. The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative pros of all stripes. Each year, corporate marketing and communication departments, ad agencies, PR firms, graphic design shops, production companies, web and digital creators, and freelancers from around the world all …

Learn editing from ACES, here in Ohio!

Live in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, or parts nearby? Step up your editing game at the ACES Editing Boot Camp in Columbus, Ohio. It’s coming up next week, it’s near you, and registration is still open. What more could you ask for? The fact that I’m teaching? Well…I am! Here are some more details: When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 24 Where: Hyatt …

Three cheers for us!

As an agency, we don’t usually get to take credit for the work we do. But when awards season rolls around, it’s always fun to see how we measure up to other creative teams. Dragonfly has taken home three industry awards in the past year. They are:   The Bronze Addy for Elements of Advertising at the 2015 Dayton AAF …

Dragonfly and ACES go viral on BuzzFeed

The American Copy Editors Society (ACES) conference ended March 28, but the good vibes surrounding the event haven’t died down yet. BuzzFeed, the king of viral content and the master of the listicle, sent copy chief Emmy Favilla to ACES 2015. She spoke on a panel on “How to Get the Job You Want”—and also polled attendees on their top …

5 things I learned at ACES 2015

1. Kory Stamper reading Old English and Middle English was amazing. It’s not every day that we get to hear the evolution of language and usage. Merriam-Webster’s Kory Stamper gave a fantastic session called “English and How it Got This Way: A Brief History.” It’s one thing to read about how language changes, but it’s another thing entirely to actually …

Why I love the ACES National Conference

There’s a lot to love about the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) and the annual national conference. You get to hang out with other cool editors, you get to enhance your skills, and you get to hang out in an interesting city. Here are a few more things I love about the ACES national conference. ACES folks are kind One …

The ACS National Meeting: Dragonfly’s double bond to the most important gathering in science

Twice a year, the average IQ of one U.S. city spikes as roughly 13,000 chemists, engineers, academics, and others descend, taking in more than 7,000 presentations on the newest, most exciting research in chemistry and the related sciences. The National Meetings of the American Chemical Society (ACS) are “two of the most respected scientific meetings in the world.” The 249th …

A decade of Dragonfly: 10 thank-yous

This March marks Dragonfly’s 10th anniversary. Yup, it’s been 10 years of editing proposals, writing white papers, designing brochures, and everything in between. We’ve visited clients in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, DC, New York, San Diego, St. Louis…even Saudi Arabia. We’ve grown from one woman with a computer to 30 editors, writers, designers, and project managers working in more than …

KAUST prepares for new arrival: One of the world’s top supercomputers

Our client King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is no stranger to cutting-edge technology. The graduate research university in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is a hotbed for high-powered research and innovative thinking. For the past several years, we’ve helped them explain their vision and services to the world. KAUST’s mission is to help build a knowledge economy in the …

Write about my own company? I’d rather clean the closets.

I have a sickness. I like to clean other people’s closets. When it comes to other peoples’ stuff, I find that purging is easy. That dress? Goodwill. Those T-shirts? Trash. Those recipes? Recycle. But when it comes to cleaning my own closets, I hit a wall. I find myself agonizing over the value of every tchotchke. What if I throw …