Gene Therapy: Managing Workflow: How Top Publishers Keep Their Houses in Order
The key human player is the managing editor who monitors data integrity and schedule fulfillment for each title throughout the process.
“The managing editor monitors all the processes that are happening in parallel: copy editing, design, art and schedule,” says Masciovecchio. “Like a traffic manager or title controller, they keep everyone in the publishing process on schedule and on target, including the editor and author.”
Eugene G. Schwartz is editor at large for ForeWord Reviews, an industry observer and an occasional columnist for Book Business magazine. In an earlier career, he was in the printing business and held production management positions at Random House, Prentice-Hall/Goodyear and CRM Books/Psychology Today. A former PMA (IBPA) board member, he has headed his own publishing consultancy, Consortium House. He is also Co-Founder of Worthy Shorts Inc., a development stage online private press and publication service for professionals as well as an online back office publication service for publishers and associations. He is on the Publishing Business Conference and Expo Advisory Board.