Digital Prepress Services
At EMRE Publishing, LLC Digital Services, we take pride in being part of your business success. As such, we offer digital prepress services that help you to concentrate on your core product messages and concepts as we handle the technical details. Worried about the appearance of the final print? Worry no more. Anytime your document passes through our hands, we leave the marks of professionalism and perfectionism. What is more, our team is highly specialized, highly motivated, so we utilize the latest technology in order ensure that the entire process goes on without a hitch. We believe in quick and quality service. When you place a request with us, we design a special style guide as quickly as possible, and upon your approval, we begin your work immediately.
One of our core areas of Digital prepress services is editorial. We appreciate the value of a clear, accurate and consistent content. Therefore, we have highly talented proofreaders who check your document for spelling, grammar and syntax errors. In addition, we have a team of professional copy editors who take pride in offering the best possible service. They go through your manuscripts, give useful insights, hints on areas to revise and suggestions to bring the tone up to a pitch-perfect clarity. There are varying levels of copy editing and proofreading. At each level, different sets of skills, standards and expertise is required. For example, when an author is giving technical information to a non-technical reader/audience, a higher level of copy-editing may be required. We have the necessary skill to handle every level. Understanding the requirements of each level goes a long way in helping you appreciate your needs so you can thereby request the service that best matches your needs. Below are the levels.
As the word suggests, “proofreading” means checking/reading for proofs against the original material. Traditionally, it was a late stage process that involved checking for errors that would have occurred during typesetting. Today, proofreading generally involves checking the text-based information for errors, before publishing.
Levels of proofreading
Basic proofreading may also be referred to as shallow proofreading. It involves matching the copy–word by word–against the draft. The defining procedure of a proofreader is to compare and contrast two sets of information at the same time. Through matching, changes to the original document are easily tracked, and mistakes such as typographical errors, inconsistency of style and incessant repetition are corrected.
Unlike the basic proofreading, editorial proofreading may be looked upon as in-depth proofreading. It is the last step in the editorial cycle and is carried out after editing and reformatting the material. At this level, proofreaders check, among other things, errors in word usage (for example, “they’re” instead of “their”), subject-verb agreement, wordiness and hyphenation. In editorial proofreading, the proofreaders are not permitted to add or subtract text that may alter the number of lines on a page, because by so doing, the graphical appearance may be affected. However, upon request, they may check and correct grammatical mistakes appearing in the final copy. Additionally, they double check the photo captions and make sure that they match the content.
The word “copy” refers to typewritten or written text meant for publication, broadcast, printing, typesetting or any other distribution. Copy editors’ work is to ensure that the writer’s prose follows all the rules of good writing. Unlike in normal editing, the copy editor edits the work without changing the content. In the editorial cycle, copy editing comes before typesetting and proofreading. Copy editing is essential. A writer may gifted in verbal explanation, but copy editing ensures that the syntax is smooth, the wording is proper and precise and the punctuation is properly used. Unlike proofreaders, copy editors have the freedom to change the text when necessary. They fix whatever is unnecessary, confusing or ambiguous. Additionally, they may recommend changes in sub headings, chapters and titles, thereby affecting the overall appearance of the document.
Levels of editing
There are three levels of editing: light (baseline) editing, medium (standard) editing and heavy (substantive) editing. However, when the available information is likely to be translated, the fourth type of editing is normally involved: globalization editing.
Light (baseline) Copy editing
Light editing is similar to proofreading but involves a more thorough check on grammar. It involves hecking for consistency in numerals, spelling, capitalization and fonts. It also involves a deep check of grammar, spelling and punctuation. Some flimsy mistakes (which sometimes go unnoticed, such as confusing may and can) will never escape a light copy editing. A light copy editing job may also include type marking.
Medium (standard) Copy editing
Medium copy editing performs all the tasks of light copy editing. Additionally, it flags incorrect statements, tracks the continuity of plot, flags inappropriate figures of speech, changes the text and subheadings to achieve parallel structure, and enforces consistency of tone and style. Upon request, medium copy editing may involve the changing of passive tone into an active one. In short, all the organizational problems are handled at this level.
High (substantive) Copy editing
High copy editing performs all the tasks of medium. However, the two differ in the level of rewriting and judgment involved. Instead of flagging the problem the editor at this level may request a recast. The editor ensures that the text is flowing, rather than just correcting the grammar usage. Anything that affects the flow be it inappropriate use of jargon, wordiness, non readability or lack of logical structure is corrected at this stage. Passive voice is boring and dull to most readers. In substantive editing, passive voice may be changed into active, so as to attract the reader’s attention. Unlike in fictional and other creative arts, technical writing requires high copy editing. By doing this, the reader easily understands the technical terms. In short, high copy editing involves enforcement of tone, focus, flow and uniformity.
Globalization Copy editing
A globalization copy editor is an editor who is well trained in international and cultural issues. He is well versed with the challenges that are faced when translating from one language to another. They work with the author to ensure that meaning and accuracy of information are not lost in the course of translation. They also advise the client on the aspects of their writing which are likely to be affected by international publishing. For instance, some characters such as # may not be in use in some languages or may have a different meaning altogether.
EMRE Publihsing, LLC Digital Services has worked with several educational titles for leading publishing houses. We manage all your text and images in a proper laid-out structure with page composition and typesetting services. Our team has the relevant experience and the capability of meeting stringent quality standards, important deadlines for journals, magazines, and newspapers. Our suite of typesetting and page composition services involves conversion of raw, unformatted, handwritten manuscripts into consistent, structured, and ready to publish formats. The work is performed and supported with PC access where needed. Software used for typesetting include Quark Express (v9), Adobe InDesign and Illustrator (CS5), with further expertise and access to Adobe Acrobat / Distiller, Freehand, Word, and Excel. This allows us to accept and process files supplied in various formats and to the standard expected by both the customer and the printer.
We specialize in a variety of composition formats including:
Our typesetting service includes:
- Grid/Template Creation
- Sample Designing
- Page Composition
- Journal Typesetting
- Multilingual Typesetting
- Keyboarding/Data Conversion and OCR
- Graphic Designing
- Brochure Designing
- Conversion: Quark to Indesign
EMRE Publishing, LLC Digital Services gives you state-of-the-art document scanning and imaging services. Our document scanning services include quality scanning from hard copies, important business contracts, or proposals or we can simply scan documents, layout plans, drafts, blueprints or what have you. Our scanning and imaging service is designed to handle any size paper be it letter, legal, large format paper, or un-sized paper. We are use the latestdesign software including (but not limited to) Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDraw, mathlab and Chemlab. EMRE Publishing, LLC Digital Services cover design services are designed as per client requirements at prices you can afford. EMRE Publishing, LLC Digital Services creates and designs cover pages and illustrations for books, journals and magazines. We also assist publishers by giving them easy to use templates with built-in images and production specs.
Publishing, LLC Digital Services will help you in all aspects of multilingual desktop publishing and graphic design. Our experienced team will produce the desired document in several software programs using both PC and Macintosh environments, using:
- Adobe PageMaker
- Corel Draw
- Corel Ventura
- Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel)
We can recreate charts, tables, graphs, maps, technical drawings, medical illustrations and any other designs you need done. We can improve the quality of the artwork by re-labeling and re-drawing. We also provide soft cover and dust jacket design services in two or four colors; we also handle all types of color separation artwork:
- Re-drawing (all types of geographic, medical, science, comics and children books illustration)
- Re-labeling (raster and vector based images)
- Conversion (from any data file to .eps/.tiff)
- Cover design (wrappers and book jackets)
Prepressing in undoubtedly the heart of printing production. Apart from the above named editorial services, we also do digital imaging, printing, scanning, graphical design for books, journals and magazines, all at a pocket friendly price, and without a compromise on quality. Give us your order today and see the difference.