If you need a little extra polish for your manuscript, our professional copyeditors are available to help make it shine. We'll check your manuscript for clarity, fluency, consistency, spelling, grammar, etc. We'll also cross-check any internal references or citations, and make sure that your book follows a specific style guide (AP, APA, Bluebook, Chicago, or any other you request). Our professional editors are experienced with a wide range of book styles, from novels written in local dialects to math-intensive treatises on economics, to medical or psychological guides. For some topics we can also offer substantive editing, involving reorganization of materials and/or partial rewriting.
We offer comprehensive book design services, inside and out. Cover design, placement and/or creation of artwork, page design including choice of fonts, size/weight, subheads, lists—you name it, we've got it covered. Our skilled in-house designer will work with you so the look of your book reflects its content as well as its audience. Simple or ornate, pocket or coffee table, we'll create a design that's right for your project.
Once your manuscript is finalized, we'll take it from a raw document into book pages. We use the industry-leading Adobe InDesign software to produce uniform, professional-looking pages, carefully matching design specifications and desired page count. We can accommodate pages of any complexity, and can quickly make adaptations to a design if needed. We pay careful attention to consistency, letter fit, and overal page appearance, and it shows. A page of type from Graphic Composition, Inc., represents the very best in typesetting, combining classic attention to detail with modern speed and following industry best practices in pagination and typesetting.
Your project is important to you. It's also important to us. That's why we review everything that we produce. Every page. Every edit. We check them to make sure they're done right. We check to make sure no text has been deleted (or added) accidently. We check to make sure each page matches your design. We check to make sure that best practices in typesetting are followed, no pages with just a single line of text, no oddly spaced out paragraphs, no text that's unreadably tight.
Graphic Composition, Inc. has an in-house graphic designer with over a decade of experience ready to assist with all of your art-related needs. From conversion of art into press-acceptable color spaces and file formats; scanning art from drawings, photographs, slides, or film negatives; repairing damaged art (worn, torn, or stained photographs, reducing moire patterns); or recreating graphs from scratch based on rough drawings or low-quality originals, we can handle almost everything. Our graphics designer will also keep you aware of any art issues that may cause problems later in the publishing process, such as images being too small or too low-resolution for printing.