How best to handle multiple editions & changes provided by the client?

Over the past few months I’ve been working on a number of book layout & design projects. Normally, the client provides me with a manuscript in DOC/DOCX which I import into InDesign and go about designing & laying out the book.

Often there are a number of small tweaks/changes and some have provided these a list, some an updated manuscript etc.

Each of these methods have their downsides and I’m wondering if there’s a better way?!

Answer

Whenever our copywriter has edits to his work, he sends us the original Word document (and a PDF version) with changes, with all of the changes highlighted in yellow. It’s by far more efficient than what most clients do, which is a. send us a pdf with messy and hard-to-read correction tags or b. send us a stream of corrections in an email. I would suggest requesting that your clients send revisions like that.

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