Westchester Publishing Services, which focuses on editorial, production, and digital services, has acquired Kinetic Publishing Services, an editorial and composition business located in Madison, Wisc.
The acquisition of Kinetic expands Westchester's growing team of U.S.-based, compositors and editors, aimed at serving clients in scholarly, trade and science publishing. The Kinetic staff will remain in their current location. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
According to Westchester, the acquisition expands the company's ability to meet the market's needs by offering quality U.S. composition services, complementing Westchester's onshore editorial and offshore composition services. The purchase follows Westchester’s move abroad in 2014, when it launched a India Direct which allows clients to interact directly with offshore editorial and composition staff. In 2016 Westchester further expanded its reach by opening an editorial office in New Delhi, India, and added a U.S.-based liaison team to afford India Direct clients with U.S. time zone assistance.
"Kinetic Publishing Services has been providing their client base with a reliable and rich expertise in composition, design, and electronic publishing and their dedication to quality and client satisfaction is a perfect strategic fit for Westchester," said Paul J. Crecca, president and CFO at Westchester. "We could not be more excited to add their outstanding layout, typesetting, XML, copyediting and project management skills to our offerings."
Based in Danbury, Conn., Westchester's clients include Duke University Press, Mary Ann Liebert, Macmillan, and W.W. Norton.