Author Topic: Do I need a professional layout editor?  (Read 1880 times)


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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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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

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.