Dragonfly is Hiring a B2B Copywriter

Here at Dragonfly Editorial, we help organizations in complex B2B industries communicate with clarity. Through precise, strategy-driven copywriting, we help B2B organizations tell their stories and engage customers and prospects. We write everything from social media posts to thought-leadership posts to technical journal articles to annual reports. Our sweet spot is long-form copy: white papers, feature stories, case studies, and …

Biceps and the Role of the Copyeditor

In my job as a copyeditor, I recently came across the following term: right bicep. Do you see anything wrong with that? Look closely. It should be right biceps, with an s. A biceps is a single muscle made of two parts (from the Latin word for two-headed), such as the biceps brachii in the upper arm. So, if you …

A Field Guide on How to Submit a Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Thinking about submitting an article to a peer-reviewed journal? Most authors find peer review valuable—91% said that it improved the quality of their article. That said, it can be daunting to face that gantlet of reviewers. Understanding the goal of peer review, your responsibilities in the process, and what reviewers are looking for can help you prepare. Download a pdf …

Copyediting Checklist Field Guide

Copyeditors need to check spelling and grammar, ensure consistency, fix acronyms, improve readability…even make sure that URLs work!  A checklist can help. At Dragonfly, it’s helped us increase the quality and consistency of our editing. We hope it helps you, as well.  Download the pdf here.   1. DO YOUR HOUSEKEEPING Before you turn on Track Changes, tidy up the …

How to Create Thought Leadership Content That Hits the Spot

Thought leadership is a core content category for many organizations. Showcasing your industry expertise is a great way to build trust and spark interest in your products or services. This type of content can also help you promote company experts and establish a positive brand reputation.  And, yes, although thought leadership is part of a comprehensive marketing strategy, it also …

How Embracing Plain Language Can Make Your Writing Stand Out

Plain language is writing that is “clear, concise, well-organized, and follows other best practices appropriate to the subject or field and intended audience.” To use it, you don’t have to dumb down your material; even if you’re writing for an educated audience, these techniques will benefit your readers. Think of plain language as a science-based way to help convey your …

Seeking Full-Time Technical Copyeditor

Position: Full-Time Technical Copyeditor Location: Remote Salary: $50-$55K/year, depending on experience Here at Dragonfly Editorial, we help organizations working in complex B2B industries — including finance, healthcare, and security — communicate with clarity. They call on us to act as an extension of their communications teams, and we deliver under tight schedules or with ample lead time. With satisfied clients …

Dragonfly Is Looking for a Lead Editor!

Position: Lead Editor, Contractor Location: Remote Rate: $35-$45/hour, depending on experience Here at Dragonfly Editorial, we help organizations working in complex B2B industries — including finance, healthcare, and security — communicate with clarity. They call on us to act as an extension of their communications teams, and we deliver under tight schedules or with ample lead time. With satisfied clients …

What Do Dragonflies Do?

  We would like to take a moment to showcase the work of our talented writers, editors, and designers. The 2019 KAUST Annual Report is an example of all of our departments working together harmoniously to achieve a product that we, at Dragonfly, and the client are proud to share. Click this link to explore.

How to Write and Edit for Visual Communications

This is a big subject that touches on a lot of areas. I’m not going to get into tone or catchy copy here. What follows are just some basic tips that’ll improve your design projects and make them run more smoothly. 1. Before starting to write a design piece, consider word count and establish a baseline number.  Chat with the …