Cowra: Into the 21st Century was designed and typeset for Cowra Shire Council, New South Wales, Australia.
Nikki M Group provided publishing services including:
Cowra: Into the 21st Century was officially launched 5 November 2020 at the Cowra Civic Centre. Managing Editor, Leanne Peters said, “Everyone on the committee is really pleased with the final product, and it has far exceeded their expectations.”
Nikki M Group were involved early in the project’s conception, before content had been written. Design included three key stages.
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Once the design was approved and content written, the manuscript was handed over for typesetting. The manuscript was well prepared as a styled Word document with an artwork list and numbered images.
The typesetting process involved three key stages:
There were 392 images placed at initial typesetting. Any photographs that needed extra attention were marked up and retouched at second pages.
Production of Cowra: Into the 21st Century started during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Melbourne was placed into a strict lockdown, which meant all Nikki M Group staff had to pack-up equipment and work from home. It is a credit to our staff who all worked remotely to coordinate the project. The project ran smoothly with staff conversing via video conferencing, and using cloud storage services for file exchanges. The project was successfully delivered with books from the printer arriving in Cowra early October.
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