Editorial Services and Standards
Inari Publishing provides full editorial services, including re-write, general editing, copyediting, and proofreading. In general, the extent to which any combination of these services is utilized depends on the condition of the manuscript. However, before the Inari logo can go on a book, we insist on certain editorial standards. Every book that curso de autocad certificado bears our logo must pass our criteria for error-free prose, consistent style, and for production values.
We are a small publishing company intended for proven writers. The number of titles that we can do per year is limited. We are thus most naturally inclined toward works that conform to our own, admittedly very broad, sensibilities. We know good writing when we see it. And we are adept at turning acceptable writing into good writing. But not every well-written book is for us.
Non-fiction must, at a minimum, be well researched, with full attributions listed.
Copyediting is often confused with general editing, and with proofreading. And while there is a certain amount of overlap involved in all three, it is useful to define what we at Inari Publishing mean by copy editing:
Copyediting is one of the final steps before the manuscript is put into book form. Line by line, paragraph-by-paragraph, chapter-by-chapter, the manuscript is checked–in no particular order–for accuracy, mechanics, continuity, semantics, and style (how words are to be used or not used in a particular book).
Basically, we see copyediting as the last chance to correct bad writing. The prose is tightened, transitions smoothed. Simply because the prose is “clean” does not mean that it constitutes good writing. Fact checking and proofreading are separate from copyediting, but the copy editor will naturally be on the lookout for factual errors, libelous statements, typos and other mechanical errors. Copyediting also involves setting up the manuscript for the printer. This includes basic formatting and layout for the book itself.
Note: proofreading involves looking for typos or other mechanical errors in printer-ready copy. Proofreading is the final step before the book is actually printed.