In the book publishing industry, fact-checking should happen before the book is made available to readers. This means that from the early editorial stages, editors should be working on fact-checking, but this isn’t quite an industry standard yet. As time goes on, the need for fact-checking in editing is becoming clearer and clearer. So how do you even begin?
While the author of a book needs to be responsible for fact-checking, publishers cannot overlook fact-checkers and just assume that authors have done their research anymore.