Pagemasters Production, Copyediting Coming to U.S., Canada

By: E&P Staff In a variation of the outsourcing model, The Canadian Press is teaming up with Australian Associated Press subsidiary Pagemasters to offer centralized design, editing and production services to newspapers in Canada and the United States at local or regional centers in those countries.

CP President Eric Morrison says his agency is in talks with newspaper groups and individual titles in both countries.

Started in 1991 mainly to provide agate and listings content via EPS or PDF, Pagemasters now has clients in Australia, New Zealand and Britain (E&P, March 2009) for which it produces more than 10,000 pages per month from office in Australia. Clients may chose to outsource as much or as little work as they prefer.

Using the capabilities of each system or third-party software, Pagemasters works "within" newspapers' editorial systems. "This way, nothing actually leaves the newspaper system, allowing complete transparency throughout the production process," says Pagemasters Managing Director Bruce Davidson. "Editors can see their pages as they are being designed and edited."


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