Issue 2:1 of Great Ocean Quarterly was a little more frantic than usual, as problems with production in Australia meant I had less time than anticipated to prepare the magazine for its print slot. A solution was agreed whereby I worked directly on the final InDesign files rather than marking up PDFs with corrections for the editor in Melbourne to take in, thus saving time.
With the correct typefaces installed, I was emailed the skeleton IDML files and went to work, resaving files as INDD as I went through the pages. Once finished, these large InDesign documents were sent back to Australia using online file transfer software.
Despite a degree of reticence about handing over the files to me this approach worked well, and I’m confident we will continue to work in this way on future editions of the magazine.