A leading client from the UK was in the market for a cloud-based reviewing and editing tool. The tool would be used to reduce the production turnaround time (TAT) and provide role-based functionalities in an online format. Authors, language editors, and copy editors were to work in tandem on the manuscript during the production process.
The MPS development team worked on the requirement and customized the product DigiEdit to suit the client’s requirements.
DigiEdit – An XML-based online content review and editing tool was customized for the client requirements. It enriched role-based functionalities for authors, reviewers, copy editors, proof collation, suppliers, production editors, and others. The design of the DigiEdit tool was customized to match the look of the client’s platform. Authors and affiliations, keywords, and reference forms were customized to suit the client’s needs. XML conversions, editing functionalities related to citations, and new rules for production editors were configured on the basis of the client’s requirement.
There were big improvements in the workflow efficiency. Specifically, TATs for the production process and operational costs were significantly reduced (Correction charges were reduced to by around 60%).
TAT at proof corrections was reduced significantly – from 3 days to 1 day.
The quality of the corrections handling process was increased significantly as authors could directly carry out corrections in DigiEdit.
A significant reduction in efforts/overheads for production editors at the revision stage was observed.
Value-added services for authors through efficient proofing solutions, including handling of complex math, were provided, which helped the client immensely.