What exactly does the editorial department of a publishing house do? What are the steps that a text, created by the pen or keyboard of the person who conceived and composed it, must go through to be ready for its public? Leafing through the letters of Alfabeto Italiano, the page opens at the letter R – R as in Redazione, or Editorial Department in English, which is sort of like a kitchen where the dishes, in our case books, that a publishing house will release are prepared and laid out. With Daniela di Sora and Enrica Speziale