Services
SERVICES

We are a publishing content solutions firm providing full-service project management and editorial solutions for books and journals. We help publishers and corporations gain a competitive advantage through our innovative approach and proven offshore model.

Our Mission

EDITORIAL SERVICES

With a talented in-house editorial team, SpiralUp is a leading provider of specialty technical editing services and language solutions. At SpiralUp, we copyedit books, journals, web content, and documents based on the publishers’/clients’ requirements, ensuring consistency of style, language, structure, and logic of content. We establish priorities and balance a desire for perfection within our clients’ timeline and budgetary requirements. We offer the following editorial services:

  • Pre-editing
  • Copyediting
  • Project Management
  • Proofreading
We have the capacity to provide both end-to-end pre-press solutions as well as perform these services as independent components.

Workflow

Workflow
PRE-EDITING SERVICE

A semi-automated tool-based approach enables pre-editors at SpiralUp to clean and format documents according to publisher specifications. Thus, when authors do not follow the specified publisher format, we provide a checking and clean-up service to ensure a uniform final product for the copyediting department. This ensures that copyeditors are not bogged down with technical editing but can rather focus on the language and content of the manuscript.

SpiralUp’s pre-editing service is a semi-automated process that includes the following:

  • Document clean-up
  • Structuring and styling the text according to a journal- or publisher-specific style
  • Checking and creating links for references and citations, tables, figures, equations, and boxes, as well as their sequential call-outs

SpiralUp also provides tailor-made pre-editing solutions for its customers based on their specific requirements. Our enhanced pre-editing services include front matter formatting for books and journals, checking and correcting for US/UK spellings and punctuation, abbreviation expansion on first occurrence, checking and appropriately changing usage of hyphens to minus sign/en-dash just to name a few.

COPYEDITING SERVICE

SpiralUp offers three levels in copyediting: light, medium, and heavy.

SpiralUp’s core team has experience working directly for prestigious publishers worldwide. Our editors look out for and correct faulty sentence constructions, grammatical errors, spelling errors, and ambiguous syntax. The services offered are listed below:

Light Copyediting
  • Check figures, tables, equations, boxes, and their textual references
  • Correct spelling and simple grammatical errors, and query appropriately
  • Check and correct inconsistencies with regard to items such as capitalization, abbreviations, and word usages
  • Query for uncited, unlisted, and inconsistent references
Medium-Level Copyediting
  • Check headings in tables and text against content
  • Impose house-specific style
  • Check and correct grammatical errors, spelling and punctuation errors, and ambiguous use of pronouns
  • Explain nonstandard acronyms and abbreviations at first mention
  • Query author appropriately regarding organizational problems, such as awkward or confusing sections
Heavy-Level Copyediting
  • Correct wrong usages of articles
  • Break up noun strings
  • Rewrite awkward and confusing sections
  • Remove redundancy
  • Review headings—add or delete subheads as needed for consistency and clarity
  • Ensure that all references are correct and complete
Our Mission

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SpiralUp Solutions offers a comprehensive project management service for all areas of pre-press, organizing every aspect of the process from analyzing the manuscript to delivering ready-to-publish online/print output. With a strong emphasis on copyediting, we are well equipped to give the best in various stages of pre-press operations. Our sophisticated team is composed of project managers who are focused on, and trained in, improving efficiency of the production process.

We provide both full-service and partial project management, and our project management service includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • We completely manage and coordinate for publishers, starting from receipt of handover notes to the dispatch of final files.
  • We share the schedule, status reports, and key milestones to keep the production team at the publisher’s end constantly aware of the status.
  • By liaising with everyone involved in the project, we ensure effective communication between our staff, the publisher’s production team, and anyone who might be involved in the production process including authors, editors, indexers, and proofreaders.
  • Our ability to problem-solve and to work efficiently under pressure has won many a praise from our customers.
  • We have proposed and implemented many enhancements in the production lifecycle that have helped reduce the overall turnaround time for our customers.

Project Management
Our Mission

PROOFREADING

We have one of the best proofreading teams in the industry. Our proofreaders are handpicked with many important attributes—enormous patience and a keen eye for detail—required to provide impeccable quality all the way through to the final product. With the latest software, our proofreading team also pays particular attention to font style, italicization, correct usage of symbols, and much more.

Proof Reading

    Contact Us

  • Head Office Address
    SpiralUp Solutions (P) Ltd.
    #1067, Officers Colony,
    Anna Nagar West Extn,
    Chennai – 600101, INDIA.
    Phone: +91 44 48595335
    Email: info@spiralupsolutions.com

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