We'll schedule a meeting with you to present a creative brief, which includes a concept(s), a storyboard and objectives/goals for the publication.
We'll move forward with your project once you have signed your approval of the creative brief.
Copy editing and/or writing, design and layout will begin, following the steps outlined in the production schedule. You are responsible for verifying the accuracy of the content; our staff will edit for University style, punctuation and grammar. We will make suggestions to add value to your project, but you are ultimately responsible for the content and its effectiveness.
You'll receive a weekly status report from our office; it provides updates and highlights the next steps in the production schedule.
You'll receive proofs of your publication at the appropriate points in the production schedule. A tracking sheet will be attached to the folder. This lists deadlines for each phase of the project, assists us in keeping your publication to the production schedule and flags any problems if the schedule slips. Please initial the tracking sheet once you have reviewed your proofs.
Note that significant changes should be made before the proofing stage. Making major changes when we have already arrived at the proofing stage costs time and money.
After you have reviewed and approved the final proof and we have done the same, the publication will be released to the printer. Note that while our concept development, project management, writing/editing and design services are free, you are responsible for any external costs, including image purchases and printing.