Author Topic: Do I need a professional layout editor?  (Read 1188 times)

porton

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Do I need a professional layout editor?
« on: January 24, 2015, 05:59:00 pm »
My book editor says that we need to professionally reflow the text with Adobe InDesign software (not just in a word processor). She asks $350 what is too much.

Can I do it myself (with Scribus instead of InDesign)?

Do I assume correctly, that after me inserting non-breaking spaces where needed I can just allow the software (Scribus) to do the task? Does this really need a work of a professional editor? Will it be OK if I do it myself with Scribus?
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Nermander

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Re: Do I need a professional layout editor?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2015, 11:45:11 pm »
Your book editor is most likely trying to make money on you.

You can look in the wiki to what has been done with Scribus
http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Template:TOC_Success_stories

Note however that you will need to learn Scribus first. Scribus may not be as easy to use as a word processor.


One thing you can do is to ask her for the technical requirements. Referring to a specific software (Adobe InDesign) is not technical requirements.

 

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