May, 2014 Electronic Magazine – Glossary A to Z Tuesday, May 20 2014 

Camera Ready (hard copy) Manuscript (mssc or CRM): Basically “what you see is what you get”, printed on one side of the paper, it includes text, artwork, documents, and spaces for photos. Any blemishes, coffee stains, or copy machine “splatter” on the original will be on the final copy (finished books). Please note that all forms of reproduction from this manuscript will loose some clarity.

Check-in (pre-press): Procedure all manuscripts go through when they are received for printing (optional for companion program) – photo pages, pagination confirmed, margins spot checked – includes general inspection for any unforeseen factors that would affect cost or quality of book.

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November 2003, V2#11: Design Saturday, Jan 17 2009 

Once you’ve decided to include photographs, check with your printer/publisher as to the procedure they want you to use.  This can be done before or after you choose the exact photos.  We request authors arrange pictures on each page for placement, and copy the page (to help make sure there are no mistakes later). Photos (or print outs) should remain unattached to the page (or to each other), with placement and page ID on reverse of the photo. Example: 3 photos on page 23 marked/IDed 23a, 23b, and 23c. Post-It notes are becoming popular for this type of identification. The manuscript page should have identical photo placement notations. All photos should be grouped and placed in the top of the manuscript box, before sending to the printer. If applicable, be sure to specify what is the most important subject when alterations are required. IF you are providing the half-tones, they should be trimmed and affixed to (or produced/saved as part of) the manuscript page, as a part of the camera ready manuscript,  to avoid additional expense.  

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