Case studies

Textbook re-editioning for the Irish Leaving Certificate

We helped a publisher to re-edition their flagship student book for the Irish Leaving Certificate O-Level Maths course.

Subject
Maths (Irish Leaving Certificate O-Level)
Media
Print
Services
Editorial management, copy edit and proofreading, author liaison

Project details

The student book that we helped re-edition takes students through the Leaving Certificate Maths course via a series of worked examples, problem exercises, technical illustrations, and explanatory text. On this project, we acted as subject-expert editorial managers, which involved overseeing a re-design, significant rewriting of content, and an overall streamlining and modernisation of the book’s approach to the course.

Our client had no dedicated subject expertise within their in-house team, and so our primary objective was to provide this subject expertise, whilst also acting as editorial managers in such a way that worked with the teams and processes already in place on the project.

As part of this editorial management role, we helped devise and develop a consistent mathematical style; we copy edited and proofread all new author-written content, working with authors and advisors as we did so. We worked closely with the client’s in-house editor to carry 20 chapters of text and solutions through a number of proof stages, from first author draft through to final delivery.

Client response

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Matteo and the team at Orso Publishing were extremely professional, efficient and reliable, communicated clearly at all stages and met tight deadlines on a challenging maths project.

I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone seeking editorial services.