WITH ELSEVIER: PROOFREADING
You will be asked to check page proofs for typesetting errors
and should always keep a copy of any corrections in case
that the terms of your contract may require you to pay for
corrections to your manuscript and additions at page proof
should be indicated by marking the appropriate place in
the text and inserting the correction or the appropriate
proof correction mark in the margin next to the text.
should use red pen for typesetting errors and blue pen for
your own essential corrections. Please draw attention to
particular points or queries in the text on the first page
or in a note attached to the proofs.
at page proof stage are costly and time-consuming and publication
of your book may be delayed as a consequence. A few words
added to one page may make it necessary to transfer lines
from that page to the next and so on, right through to the
end. Pagination, contents, index and cross-references could
all be affected.
to complete any cross-references appearing as ‘page
000’ in the proofs.
avoid repagination with its consequent delays, it is imperative
that if material is added at proof stage the length of each
paragraph should be retained by taking out of it as many
characters as are inserted. If this is impossible, additions
should be made at or near the end of the chapter if there
is an unused space. In exceptional circumstances when we
have agreed that substantial new material may be inserted
it should be printed out, double spaced and fixed securely
to the appropriate page of the proofs with a clear instruction
indicating where it should go.
normally allow 2-3 weeks for proofreading. Your project
manager will contact you when proofs are available and a
deadline can then be agreed.
is usually possible to send page proofs to you electronically.
If you would like your proofs to be sent this way you will
need a copy of Acrobat
Reader. Please let your commissioning editor know that
you would like your proofs to be sent to you in this way
when you deliver your copy. You will not be able to amend
the text files yourself and will need to print off pages
and indicate the corrections which are required on a hard
copy as described above.