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Errata slip

Slip of paper inserted into a printed book listing important mistakes in the text noticed since publication. Insertion of such slips is annoying because it is expensive and indicates that the proofs were not properly checked before publication.

This definition is extracted from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup. It was first referred to in the blog Getting Published in a post on the final proof.

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Author corrections

Changes to the proofs made by the author. Traditionally, these corrections were made in blue with typesetter and printer errors marked in red. As per their contract, authors may be charged for ‘excessive’ changes to the final proofs.

This definition is extracted from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup. It was first referred to in the blog Getting Published in a post on making proof corrections.

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Spread

Two facing (left-hand and right-hand) pages seen together. Viewing artwork as spreads rather than as individual pages is particularly important where there are many non-text elements such as tables and images, to ensure that the spread appears balanced and clear, rather than fussy and confused.

This definition is extracted from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup.

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Verso

The left-hand page of a spread.

This definition is extracted from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup.

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Recto

The right-hand page of a spread.

This definition is extracted from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup.

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Footer

Text (if any) at the bottom of each page, usually just containing the page number. See also Running heads.

This definition is extracted from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup.

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Running heads

March 1, 2010 1 comment

Headers, the line of text at the top of each page above the body text. Often, the verso running head is the book title, while the recto running head is the chapter title. See also Footers.

This definition is extracted from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup. It was first referred to in the blog Getting Published in a post on the first proofs.

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