Talking About Goals

Welcome to Lunchtime with Joeli -- a series where I spend 5 minutes answering your questions and discussing issues related to being an entrepreneur in the yarn/craft industry. If you have questions you would like me to answer you can leave them in the comments or send them to hello @ joelicreates.com.

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5 Essential Tools For Tech Editors

1. A WAY OF ANNOTATING PDFS

Some designers may want you to work with a text editor but I find that working that way leads to a lot of compatibility issues. (Don’t ask me about the time I sent a file to a client and all the commas disappeared when she opened it!) Evernote is my preferred software but you do have to pay for the premium service. The other option that I love is iAnnotate. This is an app for iPhones and iPads — great for if you like to edit on the go!

WORD OF WARNING: If you use an Adobe product to annotate PDFs your notes may not show up when the designer opens it in a different program. There are usually ways to “flatten” the notes to avoid this problem and something you should definitely test out with a friend first!

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