Author Proofing for Fiction and Non-Fiction Publishers

The final validation of any publication is the last hurdle that stands between every writer and his manuscripts. It could be a journal, a book, or even a research paper. Careful and professional editing is one major factor that decides its acceptance and success.


Author Proofreading-

A page proof format is obtained as output after typesetting and is sent to the author for correction and checking. This is called author proofing. The publisher would receive a similar copy as well to check it simultaneously. 

In this process of writer proofreading for fiction and non-fiction publishers, the first and final proof will be received by the author-

*The first proof is sent to the author for checking after editing and typesetting.

*The final version is sent to the author before being published. 


Scrutinizing the proof:

Author proofing for fiction and non-fiction publications is the last step in which the production team sends the author’s final script. At this stage, the final version is sent for approval after the publisher has done the detailing.


Once editing is done, the production team will attach notes to the final script that would contain the queries and doubts of the editing staff. The changes made in the manuscript in terms of language and content are highlighted for the authors’ reference. The authors of fiction and non-fiction publications have to go through these edits and finalize the changes. After the final review, the authors can accept or reject the changes made by the editorial team and need to reply to the doubts and queries mentioned in the notes.

However, author proofing is one lengthy process and is time-consuming as it is carried out more than once. It involves many rounds where the writer revises the publication repeatedly after each set of editing.


‘Publishing Companies’ that do author proofing for fiction and non-fiction publications work in the process of improving the quality of proof by editing the manuscripts and answering the queries of the author. They also provide the authors with edited versions as soon as the changes are made.


Holograph Press Works [HPW] offers a wide range of book publishing services for both fiction and non-fiction, editorial services for STEM, Curriculum design, and content development. Ensuring that you achieve the results you pictured, our team will work with you to guarantee every need is met and carried out on time. HPW provides a complete range of services and solutions for a wide variety of publishers.


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