CHALLENGE: Accelerating publication of thousands of books, publications, and major reference works
The tremendous volume of text produced by a global scientific publisher posed a huge challenge: copy editing millions of pages each year and formatting each page into XML. To add to the complexity, the company publishes materials in several languages. New, front-list items are available in English and French. Backlist items are available in Italian and Spanish as well.
Hiring the large numbers of skilled copy editors necessary for a task of this magnitude in-house in the United States or in Europe would have been a time-consuming and prohibitively expensive undertaking. The company wanted a partner who could not only offload these tasks and lower costs, but also improve the efficiency of the copy editing and XML conversion processes—all while delivering the highest quality and addressing strict copy-editing style specifications.