A leading publisher in the health sciences and medical field needed a publishing partner that could manage the full book publishing lifecycle. This included: composition, copyediting, style conversion, photo and illustration alterations and rendering, proofreading, indexing, format conversion, content accessibility, supplementary material development, and project management.
The central challenges involved were a product of the broad scope of the project, a heavy focus on the quality of the output, and a request for quick turnaround. The copyedited manuscript provided by the customer did not define styles for the respective content. Identifying and mapping the styles in the document with the appropriate styles per the InDesign style sheet was an additional challenge. Some entities in the document were not ASCII and, hence, were not recognized by InDesign.