Writing is always important to look nice, whether it be a poster, a brochure or a piece of writing.
Presentation of writing is important; here are some tips on how to make your work look neat and tidy.
Use a margin/border.
Using a margin will make your writing look better. When presenting a poster, brochure or word document, a border will make it look tidier.
Rub out mistakes.
When you make a mistake, take the time to rub it out, and if using something that doesn’t rub out, use white out. Running a line through your mistake is ok, but work with lines all over it looks really bad.
Use the correct format.
If you’re presenting a brochure, formal letter, menu etc. Using the correct format for your work will make it look much better. There are programs to help do this, such as Microsoft publisher. Alternatively, you can just use a search engine to find the correct format.
Take your time.
Don’t rush through your work; your writing will almost certainly look messier. Write slowly, make your writing the same size and try and make your writing consistent.
Draw lines to mark where your writing will go.
Drawing faint lines in something that can easily be rubbed out (eg. Grey lead) then doing your writing on the lines, then rubbing the lines out, will make your work look a heap better. It prevents your writing from going on an angle, which is very noticeable and quite common if you don’t draw guide lines.
Take a look.
Every so often, look at your writing from a distance and decide if it looks good, and if there are any possible ways to improve on it.
Only for posters/brochures/menus etc. Not so much writing. Colour doesn’t really make it look tidier, but it makes it look nicer and kind of brings it to life.
Before you start work…
Before you start writing, have a rough idea on what your writing may be about, and what it may include. Before you start a poster, decide where everything will go. It ensures that you won’t run out of space, and that everything is spaced out nicely.