Illuminate Publishing – transforming a Statistics manuscript into a four colour textbook
What the customer needed
Illuminate Publishing had contracted with an author team to create an AQA GCSE Statistics textbook that used extensive visuals, tech art, charts, and graphs.
Illuminate needed an experienced Art & Design and production team to transform this content into an engaging, four colour textbook.
- The book was written as a running manuscript, without an established bookmap. This presented a challenge in budgeting for the final size of the book once graphics and design were implemented.
- Authors needed to make edits, but also needed a bookmap to guide their decisions.
- Westchester had to create a final layout that would be highly designed, engaging, and within Illuminate’s budget.
- Required changes from the exam board review had to be incorporated into the final copy and design.
Once the design and galley proofs were agreed upon, the pages needed to be sent to the exam board for review. While this took place midway through the production cycle, the Westchester team was able to pivot to provide high quality proofs for the exam board.
Once the exam board shared their feedback, Westchester worked in collaboration with the authoring team to implement the required changes that resulted from the review process.
This programme is now widely available, the maths content is readily accessible to students, and presented in an engaging format.
Illuminate is very pleased with the final product!
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