Integrated Workflow, Shifting Responsibilities, and Managing Change in EDP Departments

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Saturday, June 20 — 10:45 am-12:00 pm

Chair: Sylvia Mendoza, Editing, Design, and Production Manager, University of Arizona Press

Presenters: Neil Litt, Assistant Director and Director of Editing, Design, and Production, Princeton University Press; Jillian Downey, Director of Publishing Production, University of Michigan Press; Katherine Purple, Managing Editor, Purdue University Press; Jessica Ryan, Managing Editor, Duke University Press

To many, the prospect of combining manuscript editing departments with design and production is uncharted territory, and yet we have several examples of departments from presses large and small that have been set up this way for a decade or longer. We will hear both from longtime EDP departments and some that have been combined fairly recently about what they see as the advantages, disadvantages, and challenges (and some are here to evangelize). Whether we are from large or small presses, scholarly or more trade-oriented, at the end of the day we have the same concerns. The goal is to create efficiencies in the process, hopefully making life easier for everyone and encouraging a more integrated press-wide workflow.

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