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Camera-ready copy (CRC)

The finalized typeset book pages (or sometimes finished artwork) ready for delivery to the printer. Originally this was delivered as hard copy that was manually filmed, hence the name. Today, when authors produce their own CRC, this is usually delivered as a PDF file; direct filming is now rare.

Publishers are usually wise enough to avoid publishing books based on CRC from the author. Any cost saving on the typesetting is usually outweighed by vastly higher supervisory costs involved in hand-holding the author and ensuring that the CRC is usable.

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) 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 pre-press processes at a printing works.

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  1. June 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm

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