Typesetting

Creating mathematics publications

Nikki M Group typeset mathematics resources for education. We transform complex manuscripts into professional publications. Our typesetting services include:

  • preparing manuscripts for typesetting
  • refining a design template ready for production
  • managing fonts, images and illustrations
  • attention to typographic details
  • layout design of text, equations and images
  • applying character, paragraph, table and object styles
  • paginating content
  • correction rounds
  • preparation for print.

Photograph showing a selection of covers from the Sadler maths series.

Sadler Mathematics was designed and typeset for Cengage Australia. The series consists of 10 textbooks.

Experience that counts

We have managed large-scale mathematics series with multiple components. Our team of designers, typesetters, illustrators, editors and production managers have extensive experience working on a diverse range of projects:

  • student books
  • teacher guides
  • homework/activity books
  • online learning management systems.

An experienced team specialising in mathematics.

Mathematics publishing awards

Successful publishing is a collective effort. By providing design and typesetting services to publishers and authors, we have shaped quality content into award winning publications. Our projects have been shortlisted and won awards.

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Layout design

Nikki M Group has developed best practices for creating sophisticated layout designs that reduce production times, improve quality and get your book to market faster. We achieved this by:

  • using styles
  • setting up master pages
  • creating a text flow with anchored objects
  • configuring variables and auto numbering
  • running equations inline with text in paragraphs and tables
  • using sections and design elements to create information hierarchies
  • providing allowances for spine, bleed, trim and page creep.

Production workflow

Production workflows improve our capabilities allowing us to focus on quality and accuracy. As part of our continual development process, we have built procedures and automated workflows including:

  • AutoPlace for placing artwork
  • MathType workflow for equations
  • production processes for quality control
  • checklists and rule-based procedures
  • style guides for common design elements.

Correction rounds

Nikki M Group takes in traditional editorial markup (proofreading marks) and corrections in paperless workflows (PDF comments and text files). We also provide consultation to find the most effective way to make substantial changes to a manuscript before typesetting, or to a publication during production. For example, taking in repetitive corrections without extensive editorial markup.

If you need to refine content for publishing, we are available every step of the way.

  • Author corrections
  • Restructuring content for a new or updated curriculum
  • Replacing text and images
  • Adapting content for new technologies
  • Updating previous editions
  • Finishing half-started projects

Consultation

Project briefing
and handover

Strategy

Making choices and
forming direction

Colour management

Colour settings
for output

Typesetting mathematics

Publishers

Nikki M Group has capacity to typeset a large-scale mathematics series with multiple components.

Project managers

Use an experienced team with design and typesetting skills.

Educators

Work directly with Nikki M Group to develop content and improve visual communication.

Common questions

How much does it cost to typeset a maths book?

Typesetting is costed on a per page rate. Use our typesetting prices to get an estimated cost that you can use to create a budget.

What technologies do you use to typeset maths for print?

Adobe Indesign and MathType are used for typesetting mathematics publications for print.

Authors and publishers can submit their manuscript as a Microsoft Word document.

Contact us about other technologies or for manuscript assessment services.

Which fonts are best for typesetting mathematics?

Careful selection of fonts is required when typesetting mathematics. Often a serif font is best for equations, but a good sans-serif font can still be chosen. We recommend choosing numbers with a consistent width, so numbers will align in tabular settings.

Book a consultation to discuss best font choices for mathematics.

Can you convert content in a LMS to a print book?

We are able to export content from a digital environment and get it ready for typesetting and print.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

How long does it take to typeset a maths book?

Every project is different, and it will depend on the complexity of your book. Typically, we can typeset 100–200 pages per week. At quotation stage, we can evaluate your manuscript and develop a schedule that outlines production stages and deliverables.

Prior to each project commencing, we speak with you about your delivery timeline to ensure we get your book to market on time.

Talk to us about your scheduling requirements.