Multi-Discipline Content Authoring, Development, and Project Management
Partnering with a leading educational publisher, MPS authored content for 29 titles across multiple disciplines, including online courses, core texts, study guides, instructor’s manuals, transition guides, competitive benchmarking, and PowerPoints. Key courses included:
Health and Nutrition
MPS Roles and Responsibilities
MPS engaged with the client in this end-to-end process over a year-long time line. Responsibilities included:
Recruiting, vetting, and directing SMEs
Content and assessment authoring
Created competitive benchmarking
Revised core texts to meet market needs
Wrote 10k+ assessments
Wrote or revised 29 study guides and instructor’s manuals
Developed 20k+ PowerPoint slides
Created transition guides
Media art creation
Accessibility compliance and alt-text authoring
Copyediting and proofreading
Posting content to the client’s online portal
Challenges and MPS Solutions
Challenge: How to source, vet, and direct a pool of qualified authoring SMEs across multiple disciplines. Solution: MPS used their database of qualified SMEs to build the writing teams. In cases where additional resources were needed, MPS used their in-house SME searcher to find SMEs to meet the demand of the projects. SMEs were vetted through resumes, references, and writing samples.
Challenge: How to use the client’s various online systems and project tools. Solution: A lead project manager was assigned to the client and was trained in the use of the client’s online systems and project tools. The lead PM then conducted monthly training sessions with the other MPS PMs in a train-the-trainer model. MPS collated and archived the client’s documentation for future use.
Challenge: How to handle project capacity across many disciplines. Solution: MPS engaged its full staff of qualified higher education content project managers. Each PM handled multiple projects and created schedules and workflows. Weekly meetings, both internally and with the client, ensured that the projects met quality expectations and timelines.
Contact MPS for all your authoring, content development, instructional design, content project management, and editorial services needs. We would be happy to strategize and partner with you to deliver quality content aligned with your market needs and goals.