Editing, Design, and Production (EDP) Internships
After a project has been formally accepted for publication by the University of Arizona Press, the Acquisitions Department passes the manuscript to the EDP Department. Manuscript editors work closely with authors to iron out the many details of a book, including things like page count, indexing, table of contents, and references. They also coordinate the retaining of freelance editors who edit and proofread the actual manuscript, and will make suggestions such as rearranging chapters or omitting unneeded material. This department is also responsible for all aspects of the way a book looks, such as the cover design, trim size, type face, and chapter headings.
- Prepare copyedited manuscripts for typesetting and check page proofs of Press books in various stages of production using the Chicago Manual of Style’s standard proofreading marks and techniques
- Learn how to copyedit book-length manuscripts, including how to form author queries, create and use a detailed style sheet, and prepare a manuscript for copyediting
- Edit indexes received from authors or freelance indexers using principles outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style
- Support the EDP Department in other editorial and production tasks, such as cover permissions research, applying for Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Program data, formatting manuscripts, and other special projects as needed