For a small trade publisher, developed a web-based cookbook application enabling a consumer to select among a database of more than 2000 recipes, enter his/her own recipes and other personalizing material, and receive a printed cookbook within 5 business days. The project involved developing a recipe DTD, converting the recipes from various hardcopy and electronic … Continue reading Custom Cookbook Application
For a large educational publisher, implemented organization, process and technology changes to allow simultaneous publishing of print and digital products, enabling re-use and reducing costs. The project involved CMS, DAM, production tools, standards-based formats, and universal stylesheets implemented across multiple organization departments, requiring technology development and integration, change management and significant workflow changes.
For an association publisher, supported their decision to move from bespoke content production and hosting to standard tools for production and a hosted solution for content distribution. Researched vendor choices, worked with the association leadership on staffing and outsourcing models, and wrote RFPs for pieces of the eventual solution. The result was a more streamlined … Continue reading Transition from Custom to Standard Toolset for Association Publisher
Worked with the book divisions of Taylor and Francis (in both the UK and US) to assess their complex and diverse workflows, models, and systems and to advise them as to an appropriate content management system development strategy, as well as recommending systems, software, and partners best suited to their needs. In a separate engagement, worked closely … Continue reading CMS Strategy and Technology Recommendations for Taylor and Francis
For Cambridge Global Education, created a rich, semantic, standards-based XML infrastructure and Word-based content development environment to unite the previously siloed workflows and integrate the diverse publishing programs of their branches in the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, accommodating complex, design-intensive educational content for primary, secondary, and higher education and that aligned with their … Continue reading XML Infrastructure and Workflow for Cambridge Global Education
For SAGE Publications, created an HTML-based XML model to serve as a hub between the TEI XML used by one book division and the DocBook XML used by another book division, enabling them to have a consistent master editorial and production model and workflow that feeds those two distinct delivery environments.
For a prominent self-published author, serving as contractor and manager of the various publishing roles, from editing through design through distribution and promotion.