U.S. Serviced Quality Composition Typesetting
Westchester Publishing Services is the premier service provider of high Quality Composition Typesetting services for publishers in the U.S. market. We provide quality composition typesetting services to book publishers in the following markets: Adult and young adult trade, university presses, cookbooks and 4-color how-to hobby books. Furthermore, policy groups (aka think tanks), as well as professional and legal publishers; essentially any type of book or publication is something we can handle with expertise and care.
Westchester offers two composition typesetting service options:
- Domestic Composition Typesetting
- India Direct Composition Typesetting
Domestic Quality Composition Typesetting
Our domestic (U.S. based) Composition Typesetting service dates back to the start of the company in 1969. Technology has dramatically changed the art of composition typesetting from the early days. Today it is more of a science than an art, specifically the science of automating every possible aspect of the composition process.
As a testament to our U.S. serviced Quality Composition Typesetting service, Macmillan Publishers U.S. recently renewed their agreement with us to provide composition typesetting services for virtually all the books they publish each year. Press Release – Macmillan Publishers Agreement – March 2019
At Westchester, we believe it is very important to leverage technology to ensure the maximum possible efficiencies in the typesetting process, but not to be so locked into a completely automated approach as to prevent the custom handling and workflows necessary to achieve the unique style and identity of your titles. All of Westchester’s composition work is handled by our wholly-owned division in Chennai, India, with daily management oversight from the WPS-US production group in Danbury, Connecticut. This US oversight results in the highest possible quality from our composition service, while our Indian operation ensures this service is extremely cost-competitive. Our domestic composition typesetting solutions provide our clients with a suite of services to choose from, enabling them to customize their project to completely fulfill their needs for each title.
Our composition typesetting expertise includes:
- Academic and Technical Journals
- Juvenile Fiction/Non-Fiction
- Trade Fiction/Non-Fiction
- Complex Reference Titles
- White Papers
- Technical Manuals
- 4-color Cookbooks
- eBooks (universal formats for all major digital reader devices)
Every domestic composition project is managed from our Danbury, CT headquarters and includes:
- A dedicated customer service representative (CSR)
- A quality control resource
- Access to our cloud-based client project management portal, and
- A point of escalation for emergencies
Our CSR staff members are experienced professionals who have specific training in composition specifications and style sheets.
Additional services available for your composition projects are:
- Pre-edit services
- XML Tagging
- Art Redrawing
- Tonal Adjustments
- U.S.-based Design services
- File upload to Content Management System
- File upload to Digital Distribution Platforms
Not sure Domestic Composition is what you need? Then explore our India Direct Composition or U.S. Desktop Composition and compare the services here.
As publishers, we’re long-term relationship people. It’s a real asset to work with peers who have been with some of the same companies and experienced the same industry transitions, workflows, and technology experiments. There’s a comfort level there.”
– Nancy Hoagland, Books EDP Director, Duke University Press
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