1 What is your company called, and what services or products do you offer?
Westchester Publishing Services provide a wide range of pre-press services, including editorial, project management, composition, typesetting, ePubs and XML services for book, journal and white paper publishers. Services can be provided through our US-based headquarters or our India offices, and we can leverage resources in the UK for copyediting, proofreading and more. We are an employee-owned company with more than 400 staff globally.
2 What opportunities and challenges can you help IPG members with?
We can help publishers with everything from editing services at the manuscript stage through to final print-ready and digital files. For textbooks, we can provide services as early in the process as the content development stage. We give publishers an overflow resource for those times when their editorial or production schedules are at peak demand, allowing them to maintain steady staff levels throughout the year and freeing them to focus on the core aspects of their positions. For some publishers we essentially act as their primary editorial and production resource.
3 What are you looking forward to at the Annual Spring Conference?
We are looking forward to seeing our customers, to meeting other members of the IPG and the independent publishing community, and to attending sessions to learn more about their successes and challenges. Westchester has been a proud participant in the UK publishing community for years, but we are looking forward to taking a more active role in the IPG, starting with this Conference.