Here are links to each of the Creative Tips newletters on the G&G Creative main website.
#1: Introducing the newsletter. Why the default font in your word processor probably isn’t good for your professional image.
#2: Space: The Final Frontier. Why margins make a huge difference to the way you look in print.
#3: More about space. In which we learn to “read” between the lines, and why bad line spacing can really annoy your reader!
#4: Things to Avoid, Part One: The dreaded blank line between paragraphs, and using spaces to line things up. There are better ways…
#5: More avoidables! Typewriter habits that make your documents look bad, and how to overcome them.
#6: Justified text, the advantages and the pitfalls. When you shouldn’t use it, and how to avoid the problems that word processors have with justifying the right margin.
#7: Do It With Style! — In which we begin to delve into one of the most useful time saving and appearance enhancing features of modern word processors: styles.
#8: The most technical we’re going to get in these newsletters. This is a tutorial on how to set up your document so you can make a Table of Contents automatically. A downloadable sample file will help you follow along.
#9: Some tips on how to choose fonts for your text and headline, plus the seldom-discussed difference between readability and legibility.
#10: How do you look? — The start of a company image boot camp series that will change the way you communicate.
#11: If Looks Could Kill. — A look at some of the ways that the appearance of your company’s communications can sink your image in the eyes of your clients or customers.
#12: “How Do I Look?” — More insider design secrets that can help you look your best in print.
#13: “How the Big Guys Do It” — A simple technique that can start any business on the road to looking like a big business.
#14: “How to Make a Style Book” — Beginning a series on the important points that must be covered to create your company’s corporate identity standards book. Especially for small to medium size business owners and professional practitioners.
#15: “Writing Style 101″ — How you write not only affects the impact your text has, it also affects how it looks!
#16: Some tips on how to create promotional flyers in MS Word or OpenOffice so they look professional.
#17: “Capital Offenses” — The pitfalls of all caps and small caps. How to avoid common errors that make your pages look cheap.