Learn about best practices for proofing books and returning corrections in the digital age. This column includes an Adobe Reader tutorial, as well as tips for sending proofs to allies—and staying fresh after multiple reads.
Read Front Edge Publishing’s summary of the 2019 changes to the Associated Press Style Guide. Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of AP, notes that some of the most interesting changes came about as a result of conversations on Twitter. The 2019 edition of the AP Stylebook has more than 200 updates.
What should an author do when they find an error in their published book? Production manager Dmitri Barvinok breaks down the specific steps involved in updating production files to incorporate errata for a book in today’s publishing industry. Timing is key to avoid potential pitfalls.
What are copy editing styles for books? Dmitri Barvinok explains that publishing houses follow a wide variety of editing styles and authors should discuss this issue prior to copy editing. Our editors need to establish a set of ground rules to make sure they’re on the same page with the author and each other, sharing the goal of a smooth reading experience for the book’s potential audience.
The answer is: Yes! That is, if you don’t want to wake up as the author of a brand-new book full of embarrassing errors. Our director of production Dmitri Barvinok writes, this week, about the many reasons you’ll sleep sounder and wake up refreshed as an author—if you’ve got talented copy editors on your side!