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S4Carlisle delivers leading-edge publishing & technology services, from content creation to production & distribution, in an efficient & cost effective manner. We combine publishing expertise, technology experience, and customer analytics insights to create customized tech solutions to deliver value to our global publishing partners.

Benetech

200+

Employees

100+

Clients worldwide

Kris Srinaath, Founder and CEO

Benetech

200+

Employees

Kris Srinaath

Founder and CEO

100+

Clients worldwide


Content Development

Our staff works with authors, publishers and universities to help create or enhance content for books, journals, digital content and other publications. With an eye on the budget and schedule, we ensure the customer’s expectations are met through the course of the project.

Permissions - We perform a thorough assessment of manuscripts to identify any third-party material that would require permission, including text, line art, and photos. We then work with the rights holders to obtain the customer’s minimum permission requirements, negotiate fees, and maintain detailed records.


Content Writing - Our subject matter experts create content for a wide range of products across genres, including writing first edition test preparation guides, major or minor revisions to a product, ancillaries (flashcards, PowerPoints, Instructor Guides). We create alternate text for images and tables there by making content accessible for visually challenged readers.


Photo Research - Our researchers can secure photographs and illustrations via stock agencies, news services, libraries, museums, etc. to enhance content.

Editorial Services

We offer a wide range of editorial services including copy editing, proofreading, accuracy checking, and publication management services to ensure that our clients publish content in a cost-efficient manner.

Project Management - A project manager is assigned to work closely with our clients and authors to guide content through each phase of the publishing process with strict quality, time, and cost standards.


Copy Editing and Proofreading - Our team of highly skilled and qualified copy editors research, edit, format, and rewrite text when necessary. In addition to language editing, we also offer style sheet creation services, editorial proofreading, accuracy checking, and creation of abstracts.


Indexing - Indexer on our team use a generous mix of automated tools and logical reasoning to create an index. We offer back-of-the-book indexes (subject, name, author, geography, symbol, list of cases, and case studies) for a wide range of subjects, journal indexes, and embedding indexing of books.

Design and Graphics

Designers work closely with the product development team to design a single source multi-format compatibility to achieve the right kind of end deliverables - be it print, online, or digital publishing.

Our Illustrators are adept at creating complex multi-color line-arts, situational illustrations, mathematical graphs, maps and chemical artworks with utmost precision and maintaining high standards of quality.

Whether you need a new image to be created from a spec or make substantial edits to an existing image, colorizing, color conversion, relabeling our illustrators can help.

Composition

We help our publishing partners create rich value-added content for global audiences using the latest software and automated composition solutions. We offer high quality, quick turnaround typesetting services with XML-first or XML-last workflows for books, journals, technical documents, and magazine production.

Online Learning

We help universities, colleges, and organizations analyze, design, develop, and deliver their courseware online. We work hand-in-hand with faculty, trainers, and subject matter experts to develop customized learner-centric eLearning solutions.

Instructional Design - Instructional design forms the foundation for our customized e-learning solution. We build world-class learning material focused on your learners and the outcomes you need to achieve.

  • Planning and Analysis: Our team begins with a "needs assessment": Quickly identifying general and specific goals the learners are expected to attain
  • Design and Development: Our team helps create the course design and develop all instructional materials, including presentation materials, participant guides, and job aids or other materials
  • Collaboration with Subject Matter Experts: We work with Subject Matter Experts (SME) to curate relevant content, devise modes of assessment and interactions, and ensure optimum effectiveness of the eLearning course
  • Multimedia Tools: We help develop the right set of multi-media course materials including interactive graphics, simulations, video, and audio elements
  • Implementation and Evaluation: Our skilled team of Project Managers ensure that our clients publish high-quality content in a timely and cost-efficient manner

Game-Based Learning - S4Carlisle helps global publishers, universities and colleges with expertise and capabilities in building immersive games, simulations, games within digital products, interactive games and gamification strategies. There is no one-size fits all approach to adopting game-based learning and at S4Carlisle, we help publishers incorporate games into their product roadmap by taking into consideration learning effectiveness, learner engagement, and return-on-investment.

Animation - Our graphic designers and animation specialists can convert static images into engaging 2D or 3D images. They begin by developing a storyboard and use that as a base to develop 2D or 3D images. Animations, if needed, are added to the image to help achieve learning outcomes.

Companion Websites - We help set up companion websites for books on publisher’s proprietary platforms that are compatible with all major devices. The websites are developed based on the original print content and contain interactive media such as graphics, animations (2D/3D), simulations, and GBL to engage students outside the classroom and allow them to study at their own pace.

Flash to Html5 Conversions - At S4Carlisle, Flash to HTML5 migration is a mature practice. Our team of skilled developers, programmers, and graphic designers work with top global higher education publishers and leading corporates. We help transform content in terms of user experience (UX), graphics, and interactivities to allow for a better experience across all browsers and devices.

Video (Post Production) - We provide post-production video services where raw video footage is edited and packaged into the final cut to meet learning outcomes or objectives. Based on the brief provided, the post-production process will add additional sound effects, background audio, subtitling, animations, and image overlays onto the video to enhance the learning value of the content.

E-book Development and Conversion

We specialize in development and conversion of digital content that is designed to be responsive and “born accessible”.

Our graphic artists and animation specialists can provide interactive features that enhance learner engagement including audio, video, gamification, tap-to-zoom, 2D or 3D or interactive animations. The e-books can be deployed with DRM (Digital Rights Management) software to prevent piracy or unauthorized usage.

AudioBook Development

Print books can be converted to audio books of various formats such as MP3, WMA & AAC. Audio books can be recorded using various voice talents - from native language speakers to specific accents from certain geographies.

Data Management

We have extensive experience in data management and technology services for content -- file conversion, scanning, manual keying, custom DTD development and XML technologies.

Translation And Localisation

Our team of translators can support over 60 international languages, and are trained to localize content. We streamline the process of technical translation to provide you international quality output while keeping your costs under control. Our DTP expertise covers a wide range of publishing software such as Acrobat, AutoCAD, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, and PageMaker.

Accessible Content

Benetech

According to the World Health Organization, there are 1.3 billion people affected by some form of blindness and visual impairment – this represents 17% of the world’s population. Approximately 466 million people have a disabling deafness and hearing loss – this represents 6% of the world’s population. In our world today, there are many areas where accessible documents, websites, and other content becomes of vital importance to consumers. Thus, it is imperative that our clients can provide that content in an open and approachable way.

Here at S4Carlisle, our goal is to provide a consistent, fully accessible document that conveys relevant information, and is accurately tagged for the end user. We have years of experience helping publishers meet the rigorous standards and requirements of the:

Accessible files we create comply with laws and regulations in the US and those governing the EU. We used the following guidelines when creating accessible files:

  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 A & AA
  • Structure Guidelines for DAISY 3
  • Epub3 1.0 Accessibility Guidelines, Section 508
  • As well as all other regulations promulgated under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act As Amended (ADAAA).

S4Carlisle Publishing Services is pleased to announce that it has received accreditation as a Benetech Global Certified Accessible™ (GCA) vendor. Benetech is a well-known nonprofit organization that empowers communities with software for social good, issues this accreditation to those companies who produce EPUBs that meet a full range of accessibility features required to support the needs of all readers, including those with disabilities and learning differences.

“As a recipient of the first and only global third-party accessibility certification, S4Carlisle can be trusted by publishers and content creators to ensure that their content is fully accessible.”

–VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF GLOBAL EDUCATION AND LITERACY AT BENETECH, BRAD TURNER

Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible™ vendor certification program is the first-ever, third-party EPUB certification program to verify eBook accessibility. All approved PUB conversion vendors have demonstrated success in consistently producing files that conform to Benetech’s GCA certification standard. This includes meeting the EPUB Accessibility 1.0 Conformance and Discovery specification and exceeding a publishing standard level of WCAG 2.10 AA. Benetech endorses these vendors as experts in producing fully accessible EPUBs.

Our Services

  • ACCESSIBLE EPUBS: Accessible ePubs allow visually impaired individuals to listen to text as written on the document, as well as aurally “visualize” photos, images, charts, and diagrams.
  • ALTERNATIVE TEXT: Alternative text allows for more descriptive text then found on an image, concept, or phrase. This makes available a lengthier and richer explanation so that content can be better conveyed and understood by the consumer.
  • BORN ACCESSIBLE: S4Carlisle works with publishers and content providers to ensure that all subject matter in both electronic and published form is accessible “from the ground up.”
  • DOCUMENT REMEDIATION: Document remediation allows the tagging of digital components in electronic documents (PDF, Word, Excel, etc.) so that they can be interpreted using accessible technologies.
  • VIDEO/AUDIO CAPTIONING: S4Carlisle provides video captioning and description services in most languages, created specifically to the needs of our clients and compliant with current accessibility standards.
  • WEBSITE COMPLIANCE: S4Carlisle can make sure that web-based content is accessible on any device and conforms to current accessibility web standards.

Custom Publishing

S4Carlisle’s custom-publishing engine S.N.A.P. helps publishers create course-specific custom textbooks in ways far more efficient than possible with current methods. With its easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface, S.N.A.P. helps course creators and consumers pick chapters, or even individual sections from the chapters they need, and assemble them quickly into various formats, including printed books. Course creators can also choose from an available list of designs (text and covers) to give custom books a consistent feel. With built-in permissions logs, custom publishing has never been simpler.

Technology Solutions

Production Automation - S4Carlisle's experience in development of various cloud-based products and the strength in web development provides a strong platform for building content systems and other software solutions for publishers.

Content Development

Our staff works with authors and publishers to help create or enhance content for books, journals, and other publications. With an eye on the budget and schedule, we ensure the customer’s expectations are met through the course of the project.

Permissions - We perform a thorough assessment of manuscripts to identify any third-party material that would require permission, including text, line art, and photos. We then work with the rights holders to obtain the customer's minimum permission requirements, negotiate fees, and maintain detailed records.

Content Writing - Our subject matter experts create content for a wide range of products across genres, including writing first edition test preparation guides, major or minor revisions to a product, ancillaries (flashcards, PowerPoints, Instructor Guides). We create alternate text for images and tables there by making content accessible for visually challenged readers.

Photo Research - Our researchers can secure photographs and illustrations via stock agencies, news services, libraries, museums, etc. to enhance content.

Editorial Services

We offer a wide range of editorial services including copy editing, proofreading, accuracy checking, and publication management services to ensure that our clients publish content in a cost-efficient manner.

Project Management - A project manager is assigned to work closely with our clients and authors to guide content through each phase of the publishing process with strict quality, time, and cost standards.

Copy Editing and Proofreading - Our team of highly skilled and qualified copy editors research, edit, format, and rewrite text when necessary. In addition to language editing, we also offer style sheet creation services, editorial proofreading, accuracy checking, and creation of abstracts.

Indexing - Indexer on our team use a generous mix of automated tools and logical reasoning to create an index. We offer back-of-the-book indexes (subject, name, author, geography, symbol, list of cases, and case studies) for a wide range of subjects, journal indexes, and embedding indexing of books.

Design and Graphics

Designers work closely with the product development team to design a single source multi-format compatibility to achieve the right kind of end deliverables - be it print, online, or digital publishing.

Our Illustrators are adept at creating complex multi-color line-arts, situational illustrations, mathematical graphs, maps and chemical artworks with utmost precision and maintaining high standards of quality.

Whether you need a new image to be created from a spec or make substantial edits to an existing image, colorizing, color conversion, relabeling our illustrators can help.

Composition

We help our publishing partners create rich value-added content for global audiences using the latest software and automated composition solutions. We offer high quality, quick turnaround typesetting services with XML-first or XML-last workflows for books, journals, technical documents, and magazine production.

Online Learning

We help universities, colleges, and organizations analyze, design, develop, and deliver their courseware online. We work hand-in-hand with faculty, trainers, and subject matter experts to develop customized learner-centric eLearning solutions.

Instructional Design - Instructional design forms the foundation for our customized e-learning solution. We build world-class learning material focused on your learners and the outcomes you need to achieve.

  • Planning and Analysis: Our team begins with a "needs assessment": Quickly identifying general and specific goals the learners are expected to attain
  • Design and Development: Our team helps create the course design and develop all instructional materials, including presentation materials, participant guides, and job aids or other materials
  • Collaboration with Subject Matter Experts: We work with Subject Matter Experts (SME) to curate relevant content, devise modes of assessment and interactions, and ensure optimum effectiveness of the eLearning course
  • Multimedia Tools: We help develop the right set of multi-media course materials including interactive graphics, simulations, video, and audio elements
  • Implementation and Evaluation: Our skilled team of Project Managers ensure that our clients publish high-quality content in a timely and cost-efficient manner

Game-Based Learning - S4Carlisle helps global publishers, universities and colleges with expertise and capabilities in building immersive games, simulations, games within digital products, interactive games and gamification strategies. There is no one-size fits all approach to adopting game-based learning and at S4Carlisle, we help publishers incorporate games into their product roadmap by taking into consideration learning effectiveness, learner engagement, and return-on-investment.

Animation - Our graphic designers and animation specialists can convert static images into engaging 2D or 3D images. They begin by developing a storyboard and use that as a base to develop 2D or 3D images. Animations, if needed, are added to the image to help achieve learning outcomes.

Companion Websites - We help set up companion websites for books on publisher’s proprietary platforms that are compatible with all major devices. The websites are developed based on the original print content and contain interactive media such as graphics, animations (2D/3D), simulations, and GBL to engage students outside the classroom and allow them to study at their own pace.

Flash to Html5 Conversions - At S4Carlisle, Flash to HTML5 migration is a mature practice. Our team of skilled developers, programmers, and graphic designers work with top global higher education publishers and leading corporates. We help transform content in terms of user experience (UX), graphics, and interactivities to allow for a better experience across all browsers and devices.

Video (Post Production) - We provide post-production video services where raw video footage is edited and packaged into the final cut to meet learning outcomes or objectives. Based on the brief provided, the post-production process will add additional sound effects, background audio, subtitling, animations, and image overlays onto the video to enhance the learning value of the content.

E-book Development and Conversion

We specialize in development and conversion of digital content that is designed to be responsive and “born accessible”.

Our graphic artists and animation specialists can provide interactive features that enhance learner engagement including audio, video, gamification, tap-to-zoom, 2D or 3D or interactive animations. The e-books can be deployed with DRM (Digital Rights Management) software to prevent piracy or unauthorized usage.

AudioBook Development

Print books can be converted to audio books of various formats such as MP3, WMA & AAC. Audio books can be recorded using various voice talents - from native language speakers to specific accents from certain geographies.

Data Management

We have extensive experience in data management and technology services for content -- file conversion, scanning, manual keying, custom DTD development and XML technologies.

Translation And Localisation

Our team of translators can support over 60 international languages, and are trained to localize content. We streamline the process of technical translation to provide you international quality output while keeping your costs under control. Our DTP expertise covers a wide range of publishing software such as Acrobat, AutoCAD, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, and PageMaker.

Accessible Content

Benetech

According to the World Health Organization, there are 1.3 billion people affected by some form of blindness and visual impairment – this represents 17% of the world’s population. Approximately 466 million people have a disabling deafness and hearing loss – this represents 6% of the world’s population. In our world today, there are many areas where accessible documents, websites, and other content becomes of vital importance to consumers. Thus, it is imperative that our clients can provide that content in an open and approachable way.

Here at S4Carlisle, our goal is to provide a consistent, fully accessible document that conveys relevant information, and is accurately tagged for the end user. We have years of experience helping publishers meet the rigorous standards and requirements of the:

Accessible files we create comply with laws and regulations in the US and those governing the EU. We used the following guidelines when creating accessible files:

  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 A & AA
  • Structure Guidelines for DAISY 3
  • Epub3 1.0 Accessibility Guidelines, Section 508
  • As well as all other regulations promulgated under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act As Amended (ADAAA).

S4Carlisle Publishing Services is pleased to announce that it has received accreditation as a Benetech Global Certified Accessible™ (GCA) vendor. Benetech is a well-known nonprofit organization that empowers communities with software for social good, issues this accreditation to those companies who produce EPUBs that meet a full range of accessibility features required to support the needs of all readers, including those with disabilities and learning differences.

“As a recipient of the first and only global third-party accessibility certification, S4Carlisle can be trusted by publishers and content creators to ensure that their content is fully accessible.”

–VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF GLOBAL EDUCATION AND LITERACY AT BENETECH, BRAD TURNER

Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible™ vendor certification program is the first-ever, third-party EPUB certification program to verify eBook accessibility. All approved PUB conversion vendors have demonstrated success in consistently producing files that conform to Benetech’s GCA certification standard. This includes meeting the EPUB Accessibility 1.0 Conformance and Discovery specification and exceeding a publishing standard level of WCAG 2.10 AA. Benetech endorses these vendors as experts in producing fully accessible EPUBs.

Our Services

  • ACCESSIBLE EPUBS: Accessible ePubs allow visually impaired individuals to listen to text as written on the document, as well as aurally “visualize” photos, images, charts, and diagrams.
  • ALTERNATIVE TEXT: Alternative text allows for more descriptive text then found on an image, concept, or phrase. This makes available a lengthier and richer explanation so that content can be better conveyed and understood by the consumer.
  • BORN ACCESSIBLE: S4Carlisle works with publishers and content providers to ensure that all subject matter in both electronic and published form is accessible “from the ground up.”
  • DOCUMENT REMEDIATION: Document remediation allows the tagging of digital components in electronic documents (PDF, Word, Excel, etc.) so that they can be interpreted using accessible technologies.
  • VIDEO/AUDIO CAPTIONING: S4Carlisle provides video captioning and description services in most languages, created specifically to the needs of our clients and compliant with current accessibility standards.
  • WEBSITE COMPLIANCE: S4Carlisle can make sure that web-based content is accessible on any device and conforms to current accessibility web standards.

Custom Publishing

S4Carlisle’s custom-publishing engine S.N.A.P. helps publishers create course-specific custom textbooks in ways far more efficient than possible with current methods. With its easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface, S.N.A.P. helps course creators and consumers pick chapters, or even individual sections from the chapters they need, and assemble them quickly into various formats, including printed books. Course creators can also choose from an available list of designs (text and covers) to give custom books a consistent feel. With built-in permissions logs, custom publishing has never been simpler.

Technology Solutions

Production Automation - S4Carlisle's experience in development of various cloud-based products and the strength in web development provides a strong platform for building content systems and other software solutions for publishers.