Westchester’s inclusive pre-edit service helps to ensure a smoother copyediting process for your editors
As part of the pre-edit service process, we run clean-up macros on the entire manuscript, including the main text, footnotes and endnotes, allowing 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 headings, extracts, notes, etc.) will appear correctly when the book is typeset.
Our pre-edit saves valuable time for copyeditors, allowing them to focus on the content of the manuscript, rather than Word styling or tagging.
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 team.