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How to survive being copy edited

For those of you who are familiar with the publishing process, you will know that copy editing is the first step in production. It has also been called ‘line editing’ because of the detailed nature of this stage. Much like the editor, the copy editor must know what...

How to survive being edited

There’s this funny thing about publishing where many people know what happens (a nice book comes out at the end), but not many people really know what happens (what are the stages?). It’s quite an interesting journey from just writing down the words in your head to...

Getting physical

Let’s talk books for a second – and I mean the physical, wrap-your-fingers-around paper product that people have grown to know and love for centuries. At SRA Books we have this knowledge that is almost second nature, like how a B Format book is 198 x 129mm or a...

‘Put a fork in it’

‘When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.’ Stephen King, On Writing: A memoir of the craft There are some in the office who might laugh at this phrase of mine and...