Manuscript Preparation, Copyediting, and Proofreading

Q. Who is responsible for putting in text corrections to a manuscript, the editor or the people in graphics? This is a real bone of contention in our office.

A. Typically, editors make corrections up to a certain point in the production process, after which they no longer have access to the files. At that point a graphic designer or typesetter must make the corrections, either as requested by an editor or with the editor’s knowledge and approval. Every publishing house should have a strict protocol for such matters.