Our business is based on macOS, which we keep updated to the latest version within a week of release.

We have more high-performance Mac workstations and laptops than people in the company.

Editors use office software such as Microsoft 365 Business and Adobe Acrobat Pro. We can contact clients using MS Teams (or other videoconferencing software if necessary).

We have an extensive suite of custom MS Word macros to complement the work of on-screen editing. These assist our editors, but do not replace detailed copy-editing. The full suite of macros is capable of detecting and correcting several thousand different problems.

For design, layout and typesetting, we use Adobe Creative Cloud (particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge).

We are also fully familiar with specialist software such as Oxygen XML Editor, BBEdit and Script Debugger.

If you require us to use Windows-specific software, this is not a problem. We use Windows 10 and 11 run through Parallels.

You can view our current Cyber Essentials Plus certificate here.

Our IT resources include:

  • custom-written apps and scripts that support effective, modern publishing workflows
  • centrally managed software installation, upgrades and configuration for all staff using MDM
  • comprehensive malware protection and multiple data backups including off-site and air-gapped
  • high-quality, high-speed, A3 and A4 colour proofing
  • document scanning in colour
  • high-capacity file servers
  • Microsoft SharePoint and Teams cloud service for document sharing and collaboration
  • secure messaging and communications
  • FTTC internet connection with diversely routed second connection in failover mode