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Hierophant Publishing Services

Hierophant Publishing Services offers an array of editorial and production services to publishers and publishing vendors. We work on science, technical, and medical (STM) books and journals, pharmaceutical publications, society publications, school library books, children’s books, and books of general interest. We can manage your project from manuscript to final print or e-product, or help with just one step in the process.

Book & Journal Project Management

Our Production Editors/Project Managers liaise with authors, vendors and publishers to manage and track all editorial and production aspects of your book, journal, or society publication.

Editorial, Art & Production Services

We supply data capture & coding (including XML) for various media-output, copyediting, cover & interior page designs, typesetting & page layout, indexing, and complete art services including creation of graphics, photo research and securing permissions.

Hierophant managed print production for The Glow, a book featured on the Oprah Winfrey show.


The Hierophant team repackaged the Race Car Legends book series with cover and interior redesign, copyediting, image research and acquisition, typesetting, and indexing.


Photo Research

Photo research and permissions acquisition has become our most requested service. To better serve this market, Hierophant created a team of independent photo researchers called SISTERS Image Research & Art Production. Click on the SISTERS tab for more information.

Pharmaceutical Case Report Forms

We design Pharmaceutical Case Report Forms for clinical trials using Adobe FrameMaker. Forms are designed based on protocol requirements and created to be both doctor and patient friendly.

We provided print quote comparisons and offshore production management for Extreme Dinosaurs.

Consulting, Quotes and Training Services

Pat Holl, founder and president of Hierophant Publishing Services and SISTERS Image Research, brings over 35 years of printing and publishing experience to your project. We quote vendor services (data, type, art, print) in the US and offshore, and offer quote comparisons and vendor recommendations. We work with your vendors in addition to providing our own services.

Pat has trained production editors/project managers and photo researchers in the US, India, Singapore, Malaysia and many other countries. Initial consultation is free and there is no obligation. Please call 610-705-0282 to discuss your project or training needs.

US-India Hybrid Work Model

Our US-India hybrid work model gives us the flexibility to ramp up as needed on a per project basis. It is our key to cost control, and we pass along this savings to our clients. Hierophant has maintained strong ties with quality providers in India since 1992. The US-India hybrid work model offers our clients the option to grow or contract their own operations as needed while still maintaining their US staff levels. This solution is ideal for projects requiring knowledge that may not exist in-house, for example, XML expertise, the ability to code or convert large amounts of data, creation of IWB (interactive whiteboard) modules for Promethean ActivBoards and Smart Board, or any need for a temporary increase in manpower.

Featured vendor

Hierophant is pleased to announce our collaboration with EditCorner. Based in New Delhi, EditCorner provides complete editorial solutions to authors, publishers, KPOs, and research organizations. Equipped with a thorough understanding of the major style manuals, EditCorner is adept in copyediting a wide range of subjects including chemistry, biochemistry, physics, math, medical science, software, commerce, and social sciences. They understand the importance of striking a balance between an author’s writing style and a publisher’s requirements. Together, Hierophant and EditCorner perform complete administrative and production editing functions for books and journals, including:

  • Receive manuscripts and log in into tracking system
  • Review manuscripts for compliance to publisher’s specifications
  • Provide feedback to authors to enforce compliance when needed
  • Perform editing and proofreading services
  • Manage typesetting
  • Traffic proofs to authors and publisher
  • Provide customer service to authors and publisher from US or India, depending on location of author or publisher
  • Maintain and provide status reports to publisher
  • Deliver completed print or e-product files


  • How may we help you? Call Pat Holl at 610-705-0282 to discuss your project.