Benefitting from over 50 years of experience as part of one of America's largest book production firms, the Westchester Education Services production services team is adept in all market-leading production tools. Our experience includes traditional page layout, as well as integrated InDesign/InCopy workflows and XML tagging.
Our expertise includes:
Executing simple and complex pages flawlessly via domestic, offshore, or hybrid workflows.
Our teams deliver quality printer and digital files from PDF to XML to ePub format, as well as other platform-specific final deliverables. With expertise taken from decades of experience supporting hundreds of publishers across numerous workflows, we are able to tailor production solutions to our clients, their preferred content formats, and the platforms or printers they ultimately need to use for delivering their content.
Knowing that XML serves a number of uses from platform-specific needs to archiving and searchability, our team will work with yours to tailor solutions ranging from applying tags and metadata to enabling searchability and reusability across your content. With experience working with the industry’s most common learning platforms, databases, aggregators, and editing tools, we can tailor XML-first or XML-conversion solutions that will help you have the digital assets you need to manage and distribute your content.
Westchester works closely with major educational platforms, such as Learnosity and others, as well as consumer platform providers like Amazon and Apple, to ensure that all content we create with you can be used across different digital channels through which it will be consumed. From the creation of XML files specific to proprietary platforms to ensuring that all ongoing changes to Amazon Kindle specs are applied, Westchester is a trusted partner to hundreds of publishers, edtech firms, and content providers. Our clients count on us to successfully optimize and deliver their content on their digital platforms.
Westchester has the ability to help you typeset and convert your content, and also ensure that throughout the editorial and production cycles, no errors have been introduced. Our team can cycle poured pages through rigorous machine-based and human-driven processes to ensure that they meet specifications and client quality expectations from file compares to proofreading against style manuals, as well as for clarity.
Westchester’s Art, Design, and Production teams can help with image based tasks from illustration to art selection. We have extensive history adapting existing imagery to fit layouts, file formats, and file sizes, to ensure printability, speed of downloading, adjusting images to match content, and more.
Westchester is a GCA-certified Benetech partner, well known throughout the industry as one of the top providers of quality, accessible ePub files for use in both the classroom and on consumer devices. We work closely with each client to understand their content, RFP commitments and adoption cycles, in addition to the market and accessibility expectations for their types of content. We work closely with major platforms, staying ahead of the curve with how ePub files render on common devices like Kindles and iPads, as well as on adaptive technology used by those who prefer to have content read aloud to them.
Westchester is a Dropbox partner and maintains a secure mirror of all final assets for each project in our enterprise instance of Dropbox. We make direct access, as well as concierge downloading of files for our clients or transmittal to new printers and platforms, a standard in every project. This helps you maintain a secure backup of your final files to make future customizations and reprints easier.
Partnership with Fablevision Studios
FableVision Studios is a multimedia design and development firm that creates interactive activities, games, linear and short-form animation, websites, mobile apps, e-books, and graphic novels. Our partnership with Fablevision Studios enables us to provide our clients with a multi-channel solution that includes content and experiences in digital and print.
Meet our Head of Production
You are in great hands.
Chris is our education production manager and oversees a large network of staff, freelance domestic resources, and offshore staff in Noida and Chennai. This exclusive combination of Westchester's production resources provides flexibility along with a level of quality, affordability, and customer service that vendors with production teams based fully offshore simply cannot match. Chris spent years on the production teams at Mazer and TSI and is adept at leveraging technology to streamline production workflows. This background enables Chris' team to implement complex workflows with precision, processing thousands of pages efficiently and accurately.