Our services

Nord Compo offers the most complete selection of pre-press, production, and design services. Our solutions can be designed to match the complexity and unique requirements of your publishing program.

Pre-Press Composition

Traditional composition

  • No special formatting required for WORD manuscripts
  • Use of Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress
  • Narrative Text, Illustrated books’ catalogs, guides, magazines

Automated composition

  • No special formatting required for WORD manuscripts
  • Use of Oasys-Miles and Adobe Framemaker with XML first, Tex
  • STM and legal publications, dictionaries, trade directories

Strong expertise in XML

Editing & proofreading

Nord Compo works with highly experienced U.S. based professionals for all English language editing and proofreading. Our proofreaders include an MLS/PhD medical librarian, highly experienced in STM works.

  • Editorial coordination
  • Copy preparation
  • Standardization
  • Preparing indexes
  • Content control / Proofreading
  • Tailored correction protocols/house style
  • Translation (English and French)

Select Samples: Pre-press Composition

Digital Services

eBooks & Mobile Apps

ePub production is a standard part of Nord Compo‘s composition services for literature and humanities books.

We work with the following formats:

  • All eBook formats:
  • reflowable ePub 2 & 3
  • fixed layout ePub 2 & 3 (standard or enhanced)
  • ePdf, KF8, Mobi

Multiple platforms:

  • iOS, Android, Windows Mobile
  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • Web-apps
  • Javascript

We have a close working relationship with the major resellers – Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Gooagle, etc., and routinely validate our files and apps with them.

As an Apple-approved supplier, we convert and deliver your books for distribution through the iBooks Store and other ebook sellers:
Our Apple-approved program

Data structuring

  • Scan and OCR (or double OCR)
  • Data entry/form
  • XML structuring
  • Database
  • Database building
  • Page make-up with XML first
  • Back catalog conversion to digital
  • Updated database content
  • XML retroconversion for editorial database
  • Directories

We also offer a-la-carte services:

  • Conversion from print PDF files to eBook files-from simple to highly complex
  • Digital eBook Collections
  • Enhanced eBooks
  • Mobile Apps

Select Samples: Digital Services

Design Services

Cover Design & Layout Formatting

Nord Compo’s Design Department offers highly creative, affordable solutions for all your layout, design and formatting needs:

  • Creative cover design for monographs or series
  • Multiple iterations and options to ensure your needs are met
  • Creation of proprietary design templates/DTDs
  • Simple designs for narrative text and picture books
  • Complex layouts for academic and STM works
  • Formatting and/or delivery directly to printer of all of your print files, cover and text block, according to your printer’s specifications

Select Samples: Design Services

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