Pre-editing is an integral part of copyediting, to say the least, where everything is laid out in order for the language editor as well as the typesetter or compositor to do their job smoothly and in shorter time frames.
Our Editorial Services work on documents or manuscripts to convert them into required formats that accurately meet customer expectations and standards, including modifying document specifications to adhere to customer-provided templates created for typesetting or reformatting text/numbers/tables/figures to compatible with client specifications or, to use a more common term, client’s house style.
One of the most vital processes in Prepress Services; copyediting breathes life into the manuscript. Usually a copyeditor (or language editor) doubles up as the pre-edit person as well. Since this process is your last defense against potential pitfalls the work is handled with extra caution well before the book goes to print. Which includes paying close attention to language aspects, be it grammar, proper phraseology, word usage; styling of references, missing citations, missing references; tables, figures, since all of these are areas might be loaded with errors or solecisms going unnoticed if a proper job is not done.
Our copyeditors are capable of handling manuscripts in a variety of subjects and have the required expertise to handle a range of subject areas, including humanities, Indexing Services and STEM, the three major categories under which most manuscripts fall. Our copyeditors have sound working knowledge in multiple style manuals like APA, CMS, AMA, or other standard styles followed in the field of publishing, thus to accurately reformat manuscripts Inline with style specifications prescribed in manuals or those prescribed.
As what it is commonly known as “house style” guide provided by the client themselves.
At eBristo Services our experts are proficient in finding the most obscure mistakes. Proofreading is the final step before the script goes live, where our experts double check to ensure the typeset proofs are error-free and meet with client specifications completely. Our proofreaders further ensure that the final proofs incorporate all the instructions received from the client and the author.