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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Margie Dana's Print Buyers Conference 08

Margie Dana's Print Buyers Conference 08: "Margie Dana’s Print Buyers International (PBI). PBI is an international organization focusing on the needs of print buyers, while creating a forum that unites buyers with printers and suppliers throughout the graphic arts industry.

PBI is our umbrella organization that includes Boston Print Buyers (BPB), our member-based professional association that caters to those who purchase or oversee the purchase of print and other media. PBI is not a replacement for Boston Print Buyers.

BPB continues to be an active, member-driven division of PBI. Boston Print Buyers will continue to hold regular dinner programs in the Boston area."

Print Buyers International more accurately reflects our association's market and global reach.

Why "Print Buyers International"?

There are three reasons:

  1. Our weekly enewsletter, Margie's Print Tips, is currently read by industry professionals worldwide, throughout 26 countries. We have been marketing globally since the Tips began back in 1999.

  2. Print buyers the world over share many of the same issues, including a universal need for more education about the industry. PBI provides this education through numerous channels.

  3. Printing is global - and print buying is, too. As they evaluate printing resources worldwide, print buyers need and deserve information to help in their decision-making process. PBI strives to provide this information to help buyers everywhere.

PBI's Mission Statement

In recognition of the fact that print buyers around the world share the same issues, face the same challenges, and seek the same information about the printing industry, Margie Dana's Print Buyers International (PBI) strives to serve this group of professionals.

We will serve them through programs, conferences, and a variety of online communications tools, to bring them relevant news and information that will enhance their working relationships with providers of printing and the related graphic arts.

In doing so, we hope to open doors between print customers and service providers in the industry, in ways that build bridges and strengthen business relationships the world over.


Get a Clear Edge on Print Buying Success
3rd Annual Print Buyers Conference

September 10-12, 2008
Sheraton Boston Hotel

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Gene Weingarten - Corrections: Yamp Sox - washingtonpost.comnks Thu

Gene Weingarten - Corrections: Yanks Thump Sox - washingtonpost.com:

By Gene Weingarten
Sunday, June 22, 2008; Page W32

"If you are like I, you are pretty sick of reading articles about how the financially-troubled newspaper industry is making desperation budget cutting moves: Downsizing its products, laying off staff, buying prostitutes for advertisers, and so forth. But believe me, you'd be even sicker of it if you were INSIDE a typical American newsroom these days, where it's sometimes hard to hear over the 200 decibel background drone of human whining.

"How good a copy editor would you be?
See how many of the 57 errors of fact, grammar, syntax and style in this column you can catch, and then read the corrections below."

Monday, June 16, 2008

Editorial Observer - In a Changing World of News, an Elegy for Copy Editors - Editorial - NYTimes.com

Editorial Observer - In a Changing World of News, an Elegy for Copy Editors - Editorial - NYTimes.com: "Ouch. Copy editors are my favorite people in the news business, and many I know are still alive and doing what they do. As it happened, I couldn’t find anything about them on the fifth or any other floor. A call later confirmed that the museum has essentially nothing about how newspapers are made today, and thus nothing about the lowly yet exalted copy editor.

I was one for a long time, and I know that obscurity and unpopularity are part of the job. Copy editors work late hours and can get testy. They never sign their work."