River Editorial is now a division of Westchester Publishing Services UK. Read more on this exciting acquistion in The Bookseller!

We supply bespoke editorial and publishing project management services to major publishers and other institutions and organisations.

Whatever the size of your project, we can assume responsibility for every aspect of its production from manuscript to print and digital product.

Our XML-first flexible workflow enables you to “cherry pick” the services you require according to your budget or schedule. Digital deliverables, should you require them, can be output at any time in the production process.

For more information or for a quote please feel free to get in touch. We are happy to discuss your requirements and offer advice on your publishing needs.

Westchester Publishing Services UK

Project Management

Our highly experienced team of in-house and freelance project managers are able to see your book or journal project through from manuscript to final deliverables, including copy-editing, typesetting, proofreading, indexing, artwork assessment and redraws, and digital supply – or any combination of these elements, depending on your requirements.

All our project managers are native English speakers and university graduates, trained by us to have  exceptional standards and editorial expertise. We use only onshore editorial freelance suppliers as we believe this ensures the high editorial standards we and our clients expect. Our offshore partners supply large-capacity typesetting services and innovative digital solutions, including XML-first workflows and cloud-based editing and proofing suites. This system gives us flexibility in choosing the right suppliers for our customers, and means that we can deliver our projects on time, and on budget. 

Please do get in touch for more information on our project management solutions, or for a quote for your project.


  • Copy-editing
  • Typesetting
  • Proofreading
  • Indexing
  • Digital supply including XML
  • Technical reading
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Redrawing
  • Printing and binding
  • Author liaison
  • Budgeting and scheduling


Co-directors Rosie Stewart and Julie Willis lead a team of freelancers who are all experienced project managers, proofreaders, copy-editors and indexers with backgrounds including bookselling, editing, PR, journalism, teaching, translation, politics and international relations.

Julie Willis

Julie has worked as a journalist, a PR account manager, bookseller and marketing executive for an academic publisher. Her career in publishing spans 17 years with roles including director, project manager, proofreader and copy-editor. Her interests include horse-riding, exploring Dartmoor and, of course, reading.

Rosie Stewart

Rosie has been working in publishing since 2009 after graduating from the University of Exeter. She spends her free time playing korfball, writing and performing spoken word poetry, and finding new reads for her bookclub.


As experienced publishing specialists, we regularly work for major clients around the world. Below is a selection of current clients:

  • Edward Elgar
  • Learning Matters (SAGE)
  • Hodder Education
  • Zed Books (Bloomsbury)
  • Pluto Journals
  • West Coast Partnership (a rail operator)
  • University of East Anglia
  • Fink Publishing
  • Class Publishing
  • Intellect
  • Ubiquity Press