Westchester’s inclusive pre-edit service helps to ensure a smoother copyediting process for your editors.
As part of the pre-edit process, we run clean-up macros on the entire manuscript, including the main text, footnotes, and endnotes, allowing your editors to perform the editing, review, and composition process more quickly.
Once the clean-up process is completed, the manuscript is then fully tagged using Word styles, so that the various elements (such as heads, extracts, notes, etc.) will appear correctly when the book is typeset.
Our pre-edit service saves valuable time for your copyeditors, which they can use to focus on the content of the manuscript, rather than getting bogged down in Word styling.
Publishers including Macmillan, UCL Press, Pluto Press, Edward Elgar, and Lion Hudson rely on Westchester’s pre-edit service to streamline their editorial processes.
Whether you use your proprietary template or collaborate with us to develop a template customised to your needs, we are here to help make the process more efficient for you and your editorial staff.
To learn more about our pre-edit service, contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.