We will copy edit the text and code the manuscript files for typesetting. We will determine the typeface, page layout and artwork positioning.
The copy editing will be undertaken by one of our freelance copy editors, under the desk editor’s guidance; and the complete manuscript will be read through carefully for clarity and consistency and coded for typesetting. The grammar and spelling will be checked and the references cross-checked. Please note that our copy editors are not necessarily experts in the subject area of your book and so, while they can improve grammar, the original meaning needs to be clear. The copy editor will email you with any queries. Please reply promptly as our copy editors are working to deadlines and any delays will affect the scheduled publication of your book.
Once copy editing is complete, the text will be typeset. As soon as a proof date is arranged we will inform you and provide a date by which you will need to notify us of corrections. If these dates are not convenient please let us know immediately so that the schedule can be reorganized. Delays in approving proofs often mean that publication is delayed and so it is important to avoid these where possible.