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Editorial Services

In addition to our composition services, Kinetic also offers copyediting, proofreading, and indexing, and the full-service project management these services entail.

Copyediting

Our copyeditors are experts in the mechanics of language. They skillfully weed out bad grammar, misspellings, and inconsistencies; clarify the unclear; and generally make the text read more smoothly while conforming it to the appropriate style. We copyedit electronically in Word using client style guides and the Chicago Manual of Style, though we are open to using other style manuals. For those publishers who don’t have an in-house style guide, we can help create one.

When it comes time for the publisher and author to review the copyedit, we can ship printouts of the redlined Word files if necessary, but our preferred method is to e-mail PDF files in order to save time and resources. Our streamlined PDF review process incorporates text, art, and tables into one PDF file that can be reviewed and marked up by publishers and authors without compromising the integrity of the data. This process has the added benefit of producing a master manuscript that is used by the typesetter and proofreader later in the process, ensuring accuracy and consistency. For authors who are unfamiliar with Acrobat’s reviewing tools, we offer comprehensive instructions.

Proofreading

Our proofreaders compare the redlined copyedited manuscript against the typeset pages looking for dropped copy, stacks, proper line-ender hyphenation, and conformance to the publisher’s design specifications. The proofreader also reads the text for content, keeping an eye out for any further editorial errors.

Indexing

Our indexers have many years of experience creating high-quality indexes for all types of material. Kinetic copyedits each index before it is typeset and sent to the publisher for review.

Full-Service Project Management

For projects with editorial components, our experienced project managers will create a schedule, work with the author to complete his or her reviews, keep the project on track, and coordinate with the printer, keeping you informed every step of the way: A stress-free experience for you from manuscript to printer.