Our U.S.-based developmental editors work directly with authors, guiding projects from conception to complete and polished manuscripts. They execute client-approved plans for art direction and content creation, including peer reviews and surveys. Our editors collaborate with the permissions and design teams to ensure everything is in place before production begins.
MTC has experienced permissions editors—based onshore and offshore—who are able to meet the specific needs of each individual project. They are responsible for closely researching each manuscript, then handling everything from contacting rights holders to negotiating permissions fees. They are also experienced photo researchers, comfortable working alongside authors and designers.
Our team specializes in all aspects of design, including branding. Our experience allows us to work with publishers to create a visual product that not only sells, but also best embodies the vision of the publication. Whether a book cover, interior layout, brochure, report, or catalog—for both print and digital—MTC designers use their expertise to create an unparalleled product.
MTC’s success depends on our positive relationship with clients, which is why we place such a high value on hiring the most skilled project managers. Handling every stage of the production process, our Manila-based PMs communicate effectively and always deliver your project accurately, within budget, and on time.
MTC also offers the option of U.S.-based project management. Our team in New York is ready for the most complex and detailed manuscripts on any diverse subject.
MTC communications staff work the same hours as the client, ensuring adequate time for any additional instructions and modification requests to be relayed to the rest of the production staff.
We understand the crucial role that copyediting plays in the production of any publication. MTC has a brilliant team of U.S., UK, and local copyeditors who perform light to complex copyediting and who strictly follow the required guidelines. Our skilled staff are well-versed in various style guides, including:
- Scientific Style and Format (CBE)
- APA Publication Manual
- Chicago Manual of Style
- AMA Manual of Style
- ACS Style Guide
- The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
- MLA Style Manual
Our precision makes us the preferred partner of first-time and experienced authors, contributors, and publishers.
Professional typesetting enhances the appearance, readability, and interest of your publication. We offer a wide range of high-volume composition services using 3B2, InDesign, and Quark Express—in addition to partial or full LaTex workflows—to meet your publication’s unique layout and print specifications. Our composition team includes a dedicated art department proficient in art creation and alteration, as well as design/draw/re-draw/re-label services.
Proofreading ensures that errors never fly under the radar. In addition to the review of spelling, punctuation, and grammar, our experienced proofreaders assess proofs for consistency of capitalization, italicization, hyphenation, spelling styles, and symbol usage in books with heavy equations.
Indexing ensures that your final product’s wide range of output is fully accessible and discoverable. We provide full-service onshore and offshore indexing, with accurate classification and tagging of all types of content, including legal, scientific, technical, and reference products.
With roots in STM composition, MTC has very strong mathematical composition skills that includes the use of LaTex files, where our expertise enables us to offer either partial or full LaTex workflow options.
MTC handles a wide range of digital services and content conversion, including XML workflow design, metadata tagging, digital encoding, content mapping, and DTD creation.
To ensure the quality of any deliverable suitable for your platform—including PDF for press/web, ePub, MOBI, HTML, and XML files—MTC conducts an independent Quality Assurance check. Our QA staff reviews the accuracy of text, looks for inconsistencies in layout, and confirms correct implementation of instructions and updates. Rigorous checkpoints ensure that the process flows smoothly from first proofs to final deliverable.
Our U.S.-based copywriters capture the value of your product and services by conducting thorough research, pulling in data and analysis from industry practice. MTC develops customer-driven copy, honed for tone, style, and subject matter. We excel at sales and marketing materials, cover copy, blog posts, web pages, press releases, email newsletters, ancillary materials, and test banks.
In addition to our internal QA team, MTC offers top-notch QA testing for publishers who need to analyze new digital platforms or applications. With experience in user-interface testing (including native, mobile, and hybrid apps), our team conducts compatibility tests against different browsers for new and existing functionality. They then document issues and communicate this feedback directly to the publisher’s digital and app development team.
MTC offers full service web development and design. Our custom sites are built around your needs. Designers familiarize themselves with the objectives and business goals of our clients before presenting them a core concept. The initial design is then refined to improve user and customer experience, both front and back end. Your website will be fully functional on all devices and browsers. Services also include hosting and domain registration.