Quality Assured Documentation Services (QuADS) commenced operations in 2001 and is run by a professional team. We provide a complete one-stop pre-press solution—copyediting, scanning, typesetting, proofreading, indexing, project management—to publishers and typesetters of scientific/technical/medical (STM) books and journals. We have over seven decades of pre-press experience between us and have worked on jobs for major scientific publishers in Europe and the United States.
We at QuADS believe that an STM book or journal deals with the intellect. Keeping this in mind, the production process at QuADS takes care of the interests of: (i) the authors, who drive the content; (ii) the publishers, who define the style; and (iii) the readers, who are the end-users.
QuADS consists of an experienced, talented, and highly qualified team of copyediting professionals having the right prerequisites—excellent academic background, impeccable English language skills, an eye for detail, and the right attitude. They have been exposed to various publisher styles, and are thoroughly familiar with various house styles like those of the American Psychologists Association (APA), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the Council of Biology Editors (CBE).
Copyeditors being the only people who actually deal with the content, we firmly believe that the quality of the final product is driven by copyediting. Copyeditors therefore form the core of our team.
The core team is backed by a group of bright, highly skilled typesetting professionals with expertise in the use of various pagination tools and software.
Our vision is to become a premier pre-press service provider for the STM publishing industry, driven by attention to detail, delighting our customers with our high quality, speedy service, inspired and creative editing, intense focus on material, and unquestionable passion to set quality benchmarks. We are team players, we simply enjoy doing our job, and we believe in doing things right the first time, every time.
Our workplace provides an academic environment that is conducive to intelligent typesetting. We meet deadlines not by drawing up an automated schedule, but by planning for delays that might occur, thereby creating adequate leverage and flexibility for complexity. This enables us not just to deliver on time, but deliver the best on time.
Copy preparation: Mark-up of manuscript for consistency of style, spelling, language, checking for figures, tables, equations, references.
Substantive edit: Copy preparation plus rewriting/rephrasing sentences. A fair bit of content editing is also done in this case.
Composition using QuarkExpress, TeX, LaTeX, 3B2, InDesign. Artwork redrawing and relabeling using the latest software.
We index books, encyclopedias, and comprehensives. Based on customer requirements, we can provide up to three levels of indexing.