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Challenge

Clarify the template email sent from the Northwestern University Press (NUP) Editorial team to in-work authors at the beginning of manuscript revisions.

Solution

Simplify language, re-organize copy around actions and content themes, and use a relaxed but firmly professional tone.

My Role

As the assistant editor on this title, the 2020 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize winner, I copyedited the manuscript (30 pg poetry manuscript). Next I revised the email copy for content clarity and a relaxed yet professional tone of voice. I then met with the project editor (Director of Editorial, Design, and Production) to review the email, and it was adopted as part of the regular workflow.


Timeframe: Two hours

Client: Editorial, Design, and Production, Northwestern University Press (NUP)

Team: Director of Editorial, Design, and Production at NUP