Page proofs in PDF format will be sent to you via dropbox, email or Adobe Cloud. The purpose of the proofs is for you to check that the text has been set correctly. Two weeks are usually allowed for the approval of proofs.
Proofs should not be regarded as more than an opportunity to check that the typesetter has set the manuscript files accurately. Alterations at this stage are extremely expensive and time consuming and could lead to an escalation in the price and a delay in the publication date of your book.
Your contract draws attention to your liability for cost of excess corrections. Very few corrections can be made before the ‘excess’ level is reached. Only typographical errors should therefore be corrected at this point.
Proofs should be checked carefully to ensure that no text has been omitted and corrections should be marked clearly.
If you are sent your proofs via Adobe Cloud please see the file below for instructions on using this software: