— Last checked Jan. 25, 2023, by Alice Watkin, intern for MagsBC.
- Caldwell, Cath and Zappaterra, Yolanda. “Editorial Design: Digital and Print.” Laurence King Publishing, 2014. More Info
- “Editorial Design.” Pentagram, Visit Site.
- Thompson, Bradbury. “The Art of Graphic Design.” First paperback ed. Yale University Press, 2018.
With contributions by designers, critics, and art historians. More Info
- “Tips on How to Make a Magazine Cover.” FotoJet. Visit Site
- “10 Tips for Designing High-Impact Magazines.” Envato. Visit Site
- “Editing Essentials.” Editors Canada. Visit Site
- Testy Copy Editors: Community Facebook page for professional copy editors. Visit Site
- “What Do Editors Do?” PEAVI (Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island). A list of the various jobs and tasks for editors in the Canadian magazine industry. Visit Site
- “What Is a Copy Editor?” TheSlot.com. A beginner’s guide to being a copy editor, from a popular copy-editing blog. Visit Site
Software for Designing Covers
- Blur Bookwright: A desktop software able to help you create print or digital covers for free with its templates. Visit Site
- Canva: Web based software for designing graphics to book covers. There is a free version and pro version. Easily download your creation as PDF or jpg (support other photo file formats as well). Visit Site
Design Guides & Resources
- The Canadian Press Stylebook. James McCarten, Editor. The Canadian Press, Jan. 2018. A handbook for following standard CP style in both print book and online subscription versions. More Info
- Chicago Manual of Style Online: Overview of a widely used editorial style guide developed by the University of Chicago, now sold as a subscription. More Info
- European Color Initiative: An international group working on devices for independent processing of color data in digital publication systems. Visit Site
- Fonts.com by Monotype: Font products for purchase. Visit Site
- Pantone: The industry’s premier colour guide. Visit Site
- Cober Solutions, Design/Markeitng. Digitial, offset and wide-format printing. Warehousing and fulfillment. Innovative and flexible services for all of your business needs.15 Feb. 2022 Visit Site.
- Graphic Design Services| Fiverr. Visit Site
- Getty Images: A popular stock photo and graphic service. Visit Site
- Photocase: A stock photography library with more than 160,000 creative and unique photos, all available under a royalty-free license model. Visit Site
- Creative Commons Search: Searches across various Creative Commons platforms at once. Visit Site
- Additional sources of copyright- and attribution-free stock images:
- BIG Huge Labs-Magazine Cover Mockup Generator: A free mockup generator that makes magazine covers out of uploaded photos, provided by Big Huge Labs. Visit Site
- Envato Elements Photoshop and Indesign Magazine Templates Visit Site