Production Project Management

A good project manager should be the glue that holds the production process together. For most products, there are so many different people involved in the process: authors, editors, designers, illustrators, printers, to name a few. All of these people have different focus areas and personalities that make them good at their jobs. As a project manager on your program, we would help to bring all of these people together to create a unified team with a common goal — publishing a high-quality product, on schedule and within budget.

Editorial Project Management

There are so many steps that take place in the development and editing of a product before it even enters the production phase. We at Bluebird understand that manuscript needs guidance and care as it goes through the various writing and editing stages. We can manage the editorial team to help them stay on schedule and within budget while meeting all of the needs and requirements of the program.

Art Management

An essential teaching tool in many books is the use of original illustrations. These illustrations teach important points of the text that require additional visual support. In many cases, there is not a pre-existing photo or illustration that will suffice. This is when an illustrator must be hired to render the new art.

There are many illustrators to choose from and we will help find an illustrator that works in a style (and budget) that is appropriate for your project.

We understand the mind, and work habits of the fine artist. As your art manager, we will work with the illustrators and editors to make sure that the art specifications written by the editorial team are interpreted and rendered correctly by the illustrator.

Photo Research

A powerful and well-chosen image can bring life and meaning to the words on a page. Images help bring forth emotion, visual understanding of a topic, and help the reader relate more personally to the text.

I have worked as a photo researcher for books of all levels and understand what is appropriate for school programs and the sensitivity of certain images in international markets.

There are so many agencies and images to choose from. Whether they are rights-managed images, royalty-free images, or photos shot for your specific program, Bluebird can help you find the images most appropriate for your program.

Copyediting and Proofreading

Copyediting, Proofreading, Fact Checking and Cold Reads are essential steps in the production process. There is nothing more frustrating than errors in a printed book. We at Bluebird build these steps into every production schedule so that we can make sure an  error-free product is manufactured. Our editors sleep with the Chicago Manual of Style under their pillows! We are available to help with any copyediting or proofreading job, large or small.

Interior and Cover Design

The design of a product is a major factor in how well a product sells. Without a cover design that successfully and accurately depicts the contents within, the most well-written, or planned program can flop. A design can make or break how a student or teacher is able to use the exercises and readings within a book. A chaotic and unorganized design can challenge the best of students and teachers. Our goal at Bluebird is to help students learn, not hinder them.

Sometimes, you can judge a book by its cover!

Audio Program Development and Production
We have worked on many audio programs and understand how essential an audio program can be in certain learning areas. Whether your program contains complex dialogs or straight text readings, we understand how pacing, music, characters and dialects can impact the success of a program. From script development, through audio production, we can assist you with your audio program.

Technology Products
Technology is changing the shape of the publishing industry. Let Bluebird help you with your technology initiatives including E-books, E-learning, LMS, interactive CD-ROMs and other online products.



Services at a glance

  1. -Production Project Management

  2. -Editorial Project Management

  3. -Art Management

  4. -Photo Research

  5. -Copyediting and Proofreading

  6. -Interior and Cover Design

  7. -Audio Development and Production

  8. -Author manuscript development

  9. -E-book conversion

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