Why do amendments have to be kept to a minimum at the page proof stage?

We strongly encourage all our authors to submit final text so that only small changes are necessary at the print proof stage. By final text, we mean that your manuscript should be ready for publication, copy-edited and/or proofread.

Page layout formatting (typesetting) your manuscript takes many hours of close work. Changes made to the text at a late stage can affect pagination (the arrangement and number of pages in a book). Sometimes even a relatively small change can mean that entire page layouts require re-formatting.

Due to the time and care needed to make changes, we will make a charge for the time taken to make any amendments or revisions that you choose to make after we have typeset your manuscript (although you will always be given the option to decline amendments or revisions and thus their charges).

< Back to FAQ

“If you’re thinking of self-publishing, I hope you don't go at it alone. With a team like SilverWood behind you, you have the support you need to publish the best work you believe in.”

J A Higgins