Who we are, what we do…
Westchester Publishing Services has been the preferred project management, production, editorial, and digital services provider for many of the best known and most prestigious academic, trade, and children’s publishers since 1969.
Westchester’s UK Head Office office is in Stratford upon Avon and our River Editorial division is based in Devon. Our parent company, Westchester Publishing Services LLC is employee-owned and headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut. Our US education division is based in Dayton, Ohio. We also have wholly owned editorial, composition and typesetting facilities in New Delhi and Chennai, India.
Westchester has over 400 employees worldwide as well as access to hundreds of expert freelancers in the UK, US, and internationally. We provide full-service editorial and composition, along with standalone composition, editorial, and project management services, structured around reliable, high quality, flexible, on time delivery, plus affordable scalability to meet our clients’ specific needs.
Our UK-based education division, Westchester Education UK & International, can work further upstream, providing content creation and authoring services to educational publishers and edtech firms worldwide.
Our specialised capabilities:
- Academic and scholarly
- Journals and whitepapers
- Education and ELT
- Trade fiction, non-fiction, and children’s
- Copyediting, proofreading, and indexing
- Full-service project management
- eBook conversion and XML workflow
- Author and publisher liaison
Founded in 1969, Westchester fulfils editorial and production requirements for more than 300 client publishers and edtech firms, on over 10,000 books and digital books each year, representing annual production of more than 2+ million pages of client content.
In 2008, during a time when virtually every US pre-press production company of medium or large size was being purchased by India-based firms, Westchester took the opposite approach, acquiring 100% ownership of the India-based composition firm, Antares Publishing Services (APS), after seven successful years of collaboration.
The APS staff of more than 300 has been providing production services exclusively for Westchester clients for more than a decade, from our offices located in Chennai and New Delhi.
In 2014, Westchester Publishing Services established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) becoming a 100% employee-owned company in the US.
In 2017, after years of careful consideration, Westchester Educational Services US began operations in Dayton, Ohio, providing educational publishers with a range of services from content creation for student books, teacher guides and ancillaries, to original illustrations, photo research, page design and layout, through to post-development editorial and pre-press production for print and accessible digital products.
In 2018, Westchester Publishing Services further expanded our range of offerings into the UK and European publishing market with the establishment of our UK office and in 2021, Westchester Publishing Services UK Ltd acquired River Editorial, the Devon-based provider of editorial and project management services.
This enabled our UK operation to significantly expand its offerings for client publishers. Academic and trade publishers can now choose between UK or India project management options, along with a full range of editorial and digital production services.
Contact us and learn how your publishing programme can achieve affordable scalability with Westchester Publishing Services UK and River Editorial.