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.

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 …

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 …

Fuel for the Editor Engine

Most editors know a little about a lot. We obtain most of this knowledge over years of relationships with authors as well as from work and nonwork-related reading. We enter the profession with guidance to concentrate on the basics — style guides, dictionaries — and find our grooves as we accommodate more “motor knowledge,” the facts and tidbits “running in …

The Very Proud Copyeditor

For school, my 7-year-old had to read me a story and write a summary of it. She chose “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” As you might know, in the middle of the story, the very hungry caterpillar eats through an apple, two pears, three plums, four strawberries, five oranges, a piece of chocolate cake, an ice cream cone, a pickle, a …

Let’s Get Started: How to Work with a Copywriter for the First Time

You’ve seen the inspirational posters that say “The hardest part of any journey is that first step.”  Welp, that’s not true. Not for us. Working with a writer is supposed to make your life easier. And with Dragonfly, you can get content support just by sending an email. It’s easy. Tell us: What you need. We can write websites, blogs, …

So you want to get into medical editing

As Dragonfly’s editorial manager for science and medicine, I hear a lot of people say they’d like to get into medical editing. That always sounds a little vague to me because medical communications is such a broad field, and there are so many ways to be a medical editor. As editors, we all work on many kinds of content. Some …