Full Service Workflow
Westchester Publishing Services has developed an efficient process for handling full-service titles—those titles that a client sends to us immediately following the developmental editing stage. The following overview provides a high-level understanding of how we manage these titles and bring them through copyediting, composition, and ultimately final files.
- Author manuscript is received from the publisher.
- A Westchester Publishing Services production editor is assigned to the project.
- The production editor reviews the manuscript and discusses nuances of the project with the publisher and scheduling with the author.
- The production editor reviews Westchester Publishing Services’ available pool of freelance copyeditors to identify the right fit for the project.
- Westchester Publishing Services extensively tests freelancers to ensure quality. The majority of applicants do not pass our testing process.
- Areas of subject matter expertise are tracked to align requirements for a project with the available pool of resources.
- The copy editor edits the manuscript. The production editor reviews the edit for quality and sends the edited manuscript to the author for review. The publisher may be involved at this stage, if requested.
- Any author edits are reviewed by the production editor and, as appropriate, are addressed or incorporated. The publisher may be involved at this stage, if requested.
- After completion of the copyediting phase, the project is sent to Westchester’s composition operation. See details of electronic workflow.
- At each stage of composition (first pass, revises, etc.) the project is reviewed by the production editor.
- At the completion of the process, final files are sent to the publisher for review, and printer files are created. Digital files may also be generated at this time, built to requirements for ePub, Mobi, XML, and more.
- Proofreading and indexing services are available from Westchester Publishing Services.