Westchester’s Pre-Edit service for book projects helps to ensure a smoother copyediting process for your editors. This complimentary service can be included as part of your composition projects, whether they are handled domestically or through our offshore typesetting option.
As part of the pre-edit process, Westchester runs cleanup 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 cleanup 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. Westchester’s 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, Fordham University Press, and New York University Press rely on Westchester’s Pre-Edit service to streamline their editorial processes. Whether you use your proprietary template, collaborate with Westchester to develop a template customized to your needs, or use our existing templates, we are here to help make the process more efficient for you and your editorial staff.