Fix It Yourself, 2014 edition

This project was a complete revision of the weighty 400-page Reader’s Digest DIY bestseller. The previous update (which I also handled) saw the inclusion of a number of ‘green living’ fact boxes into the book. New pages were set in InDesign with unchanged pages left in Quark. The 2014 edition saw all pages converted into InDesign, which then needed re-copyfitting to fix the inevitable text-flow issues. I booked a consultant to flag content and projects that were outdated. I repurposed material from Australian Handyman magazine and RD’s archives, and also approached vendors to provide content at minimal or no cost. All of the new material needed editing to match the original book’s style. I had to be particularly mindful of the extensive cross-referencing when copyediting the new content into the existing layouts.