Book Production Workflow
An overview of the processes involved in the production of scholarly books
Here's the replay of an Art of Copyediting webinar titled Book Production Workflow: An Overview held on April 6, 2023, as part of the ICF (Indian Copyeditors Forum) monthly meetings. For your convenience, the webinar recording has been broken down into 12 smaller videos.
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Introduction, stages of book production
Developmental editing, chapter submissions, editorial review
Book design (preparation, importance), typesetting specifications
Copyediting, using a Word Styles template for copyediting
Copyediting corrections in artwork, processing of artwork
Author review, finalizing of chapters, typesetting, first proofs
Proofreading, editorial proofreading, corrections, final proofs, approvals
Indexing, frontmatter, backmatter, ISBN, book cover
Deliverables, printing, marketing, sales, distribution
Project manager, project management, workflow, schedule, budget
Benefits of such a workflow
Q&A: permissions, figure submissions, copyeditor's ways of handling input received
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