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Drafting and Editing

Every print piece starts with the creative process.  Writers, editors, graphic designers and artists are the initial step in the creation of magazines, newspapers, brochures, flyers, catalogs and other print pieces.  Once the text has been developed, graphics are created.  Discussions between the author, illustrator and director of design move the work from a concept to real art.  Once the technical legal issues are resolved, the author may improve the quality of the work through rewriting or smaller changes.  Editors help focus copy and keep the whole process moving.  Moreover, the editors ensure that the work matches the style and grammatical requirements of each market.  Editing may also involve structural changes along with requests for more information.  Some publishers also employ fact checkers, particularly for non-fiction works.

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