For journals and books with simple content, a fairly regular structure, few and simple tables, and few figures, or for content where the input files are consistently supplied in the same way each time, Nova Techset offers a server-based pre-editing service. In this process, input source files are automatically taken from a customer’s manuscript delivery system or from an ftp site and routed through one of our servers to have the document structure and full text XML DTD imposed automatically with no manual intervention. This is an extremely fast and accurate process and the files are then ready for copyediting, if required.
In this pre-editing process, suitable for journals and books where the input source files are varied in structure and file type, with no consistency, an operator runs the source files through a pre-editing template that is journal or book-title specific. During this process, structure and XML DTD are imposed and the operator makes informed choices about many standard text elements, units, species names, capitalization etc, aided by dropdown menus and an online journal style sheet that can easily be referred to throughout the process.