Great news! Your design proof is almost ready.
Review this proofing checklist to guarantee your book sails into publication, error free.
VIEWING YOUR PROOF:
- Log into your account and click “View Proofs”
- Any notes from your designer will appear below the pdfs. Be sure to view them first.
- Open the pdf in Adobe Acrobat Reader
- For manuscripts, check the following settings to view your book as it will appear once bound:
- View>Page Display>Two Page View (or two page scrolling)
- View>Page display> View Cover Page in Two Page View
- Read through your book, inside and out. Yes, the whole book.
NEED CORRECTIONS MADE?
- In a new Word document, notate the following information.
- Clear and concise list of formatting corrections.
(ex. increase the size of the chapter headers by 2 pts, change title
on cover to red, etc.)
- Editorial corrections should be listed in the following manner:
- The page number (on the actual page in your proof)
- The sentence exactly as it currently appears (same spacing, spelling and grammar)
- The sentence how it should appear.
Ex. Page xvii: the quik bron fox jump over lazy dog
should read: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
- Once your list is complete, hit reject under the corresponding proof.
- Copy and paste your corrections list from your word doc into the rejection text field.
- Click submit.
A FEW MORE THINGS:
- We recommend saving your corrections in a word document so that in the event of a website timeout or other technical error, your list in progress is not lost.
- Do not send corrections via email. The rejection field is your direct link to your designer. Emailing corrections to a support representative will delay your proofs.
- Formatting/design corrections are not billable.
- Editorial corrections are billable. There is a $50 base charge + $2.00 per editorial change/typo, per round of proofs. For example: if you have 10 typos to correct, the editorial/typo change fee will be $70. Design changes can incur a fee as well. For more information on our correction fees, please click here.
- Repeated rejection rounds will delay your project and become costly. Do your best to gather all of your corrections in the first round.
- Your proof may contain extra blank pages. For more information on why we add these pages, please click here.