Although editing might seem straightforward, there is a greater difference between traditional editing done for novels and written work than editing for comics than one might think.
When most readers think of book design, they focus on the exterior aspects: the front and back covers, the jacket, the spine. Interior design is often overlooked and underestimated, and yet the work that goes into designing the words on the page is just as intensive and can be just as creative as the work that goes into designing covers. And just like cover design, different genres have different challenges and style trends for interior layout. The cardinal rule of interior layout is that the design must be invisible: the choices shouldn’t be so obvious that they distract the reader from the content of the book.
Publishing internationally can be tricky. A manuscript can take years of dedication from one team in one publishing house to edit, promote, and publish. Now imagine what happens when that same manuscript is being worked on by two separate teams across the ocean from each other. Each side has to try to keep track of changes being made by the other, and in some cases changes in vernacular or slang terms are made deliberately to maintain meaning across regions.