Premedia

Contentra provides superior development and production services to educational publishers such as Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, SRA, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Pearson Prentice Hall, just to name a few. Our size and mix of skills enable us to focus on a single-leveled reading book or tackle a complete program of student textbooks, teacher editions, and workbooks. Take a look at our portfolio to get a better idea of what we can do for you. Through the years, we have worked on books for:

  • Every age, every grade. PreK and Kindergarten through Middle School and High School
  • Every discipline. Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, ESL, Foreign Languages, and more
  • Languages and more

Contentra creates outstanding PreK–12 content for the biggest names in educational publishing. You can trust us to deliver excellence in educational publishing services:
  • Content development and full educational editorial services
  • On-time and on-budget project management
  • Graphic design for textbooks, supplemental materials, and multimedia
  • Composition and production services
  • Illustration, technical art, and animation
  • Photography and photo research
  • eLearning: Digital interactive media
  • Conversion services: XML, PDF, EPUB

 

 

Editorial Development K12

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Contentra has the expertise to provide full-service editorial development to educational and supplemental publishers. We have a proven track record of providing high-quality materials for students in grades K–12 in the core curricular areas of language arts and literature, social studies, math, and science.


We are your full-service, one-stop, one-solution editorial services provider. We can assist in your editorial development, put together the right combination of writers and editors, and take you all the way through the finished pages. Our expert editorial teams will provide:

  • Project and database management
  • Electronic learning products for online learning, using Flash and HTML5
  • Prototyping, concept development, scope and sequence
  • Text development in all core curricular areas, with particular expertise in language arts and literature, social studies, math, and science. Products have been developed using InDesign/InCopy, SCent, and K–4 interfaces, as well as specific writing templates.
  • Complex map development, including colored overlays, both print and PowerPoint
  • Customized state standards mastery workbooks in all curricular areas
  • Test bank development using ExamView and other specific testing software in all curricular areas
  • Quiz and test development, including diagnostic testing, practice for state examinations, and alternative assessments, in all curricular areas
  • Test prep workbooks with strategies for teachers and students, both customized and national editions
  • Competitive product analysis for student editions, teacher editions, and entire textbook packages
  • Correlations and alignments to state standards
  • State-by-state standards analysis and comparison of standards among states
  • Fact checking
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • Translations


Digital Formats Integrated Early into Editorial Workflow
With the growing demand for digital media integration, publishers are rethinking the ways in which content will be delivered. Contentra offers the ability to integrate print and digital technology at the very beginning of a project. This integration reduces both production costs and lead times, and it ensures that products will be easily and successfully delivered digitally and in print.

 

 

Editorial Development Higher ED

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Contentra has the experience and the expertise to partner with higher education teams and authors to develop, design, and produce content that can be delivered in print and in a variety of digital formats.

Editorial
  • Project and database management
  • Product development
  • Editing and review
  • Fact checking
  • Proofreading
  • Indexing


Art and Production
  • Art commissioning
  • Art rendering
  • Photo research
  • Text and photo permissions research
  • Page layout and composition
  • Content tagging


Design
  • Art direction
  • Cover and interior design
  • Web site and digital design


Digital Formats

With the growing demand for digital media integration, authors and publishers are rethinking the ways in which content will be delivered. Contentra offers the ability to integrate print and digital technology at the very beginning of a project. This integration reduces both production costs and lead times, and it ensures that products will be easily and successfully delivered digitally and in print.

 

 

Design

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Our design team brings together a diverse blend of styles and sensibilities, coupled with a thorough understanding of the educational publishing market. Our combined talents and imagination will captivate your design and editorial staff, impress the marketing department, and deliver a program that will delight teachers and students alike. Our complete educational publishing design services include:

  • Primary design (PreK–5)
  • Secondary design (6–12)
  • Higher Ed design
  • Leveled reader design
  • Ancillary program design
  • Book cover design
  • Chapter prototype design
  • Frontmatter and backmatter design
  • Packaging design
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • eBooks
  • Web sites


Whether you need a textbook cover design or an entire textbook program, Contentra will create a unique look that will stand out in the marketplace and set you apart from the competition. To find out how we can assist with your next design project, call us today.

 

 

Production

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Production has come a long way. It's not just textbooks anymore! We've developed an arsenal of techniques for everything from dynamic page composition to eLearning and eBooks. We know how to keep a streamlined workflow, all geared toward achieving the consistency and efficiency that complex educational programs demand. We are the experts in:

  • InDesign CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5
  • K4 Publishing System
  • Woodwing
  • Custom scripting
  • Preflighting
  • PDF outputting
  • XML and NIMAS tagging
  • File archiving

Complete Page Composition

Fast, affordable, and efficient, our textbook composition will pass any preflight test you can throw our way. From a single booklet to a multi-volume textbook series or an online delivery system, our team is ready to handle all of your production needs. Take a look at some recent samples of our work in the textbook portfolio. Have an upcoming assignment? Call us today to get started.

 

 

Art & Illustrations

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Whether you are looking for stylistic renderings, informational graphics, scientific illustrations, or animation, our illustrators will deliver the right touch. We have created thousands of pieces of art for major textbook programs—for every grade level and every discipline. Our illustration capabilities include:

  • Primary illustration (PreK–5)
  • Secondary illustration (6–12)
  • Technical art
  • Charts and graphs
  • Kid art
  • Animation and interactive art
  • Digital and reflective art


We offer the unmatched flexibility of digital illustration (raster and vector), as well as the unmistakable look of traditional reflective illustration. Take a look at our illustration portfolio and see for yourself. Whatever your style, from high-tech to hand-drawn, we can meet your budget and your deadline. Call us today to discuss your next art project.

 

 

Digital Media 

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Contentra's editors and instructional designers create customized whiteboard activities for all grade levels. Covering a wide variety of subject areas, these activities reinforce standards taught in the classroom. These bright, colorful interactive programs are carefully designed to provide a fun, visual way to learn.

Our services include:

  • Research and Development, brainstorming, and prototype development
  • Storyboarding and scriptwriting
  • Art, design, and production
  • Character design and animation
  • Design and development of interactive games
  • Interactive whiteboard lessons
  • Flash animations
  • Game-based learning


Our teams of instructional designers, flash designers, animators, subject matter experts, image/video/audio researchers, and flash programmers have extensive experience in building teaching and learning products. Choose Contentra the next time you are ready to talk about a new educational product. If you are ready to get started or have some questions, please call us today.

 

 

Photo Research & Permissioning

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Dealing with hundreds of photographs in a textbook program is a complex and specialized undertaking. That’s why you need the experienced team of photo researchers and photo editors at Contentra Technologies. We can handle photography projects of any scope in any discipline, including:

  • Stock photo research
  • Photo editing
  • Photography management
  • Assignment photography
  • Photo retouching


Our teams of instructional designers, flash designers, animators, subject matter experts, image/video/audio researchers, and flash programmers have extensive experience in building teaching and learning products. Choose Contentra the next time you are ready to talk about a new educational product. If you are ready to get started or have some questions, please call us today.

 

 

iBooks Author Development

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Textbooks developed in iBooks Author offer a gorgeous, full-screen experience full of interactive diagrams, photos, and videos. Contentra is working with a number of publishers to create beautifully designed pages and bring those designs to life with interactive content.

Our services include:

  • Template development
  • Design and layout
    1. Interactive imager (pan-zoom)
    2. Interactive galleries (swipe through an entire collection of interactive and related photos)
    3. Chapter reviews (multiple-choice questions)
    4. Keynote presentation
    5. HTML5 and 3D animations
    6. Glossary terms
  • Assets and widgets creation

 

 

Project Management

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Contentra is your full-service project management source. We are clear communicators with expertise in developing schedules, budgets, and production plans, delivered on time and within your budget. The project management team at Contentra provides the right resources to ensure success every time. We cover each step in the production process:

  • Planning and scheduling
  • Design
  • Page layout and composition
  • Art and photo procurement
  • Templating and style guidelines
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • Quality control


You can trust us for one textbook, one grade level, or an entire program. Learn why we will be the number one source for your educational publishing project management by calling us today.

 

 

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