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An Introduction to Editage A division of Cactus Communications Presented to: Cara Kaufman Marjory Spraycar Kaufman Wills Fusting & Company February 29, 2012 Nikesh Gosalia (Vice President, Author Services) Daniel Rosario (Associate Vice President, Quality & Training).

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An Introduction to Editage

A division of Cactus Communications

Presented to:

Cara Kaufman

Marjory Spraycar

Kaufman Wills Fusting & Company

February 29, 2012

Nikesh Gosalia (Vice President, Author Services)

Daniel Rosario (Associate Vice President, Quality & Training)

Your partner for professional scientific editing services, worldwide

presentation overview
Presentation Overview

Section 1: About the Company

Section 2: Editing Capabilities

  • Section 3: CACTUS Relationship Management
cactus company overview
CACTUS: Company Overview
  • Cactus Communications was founded in April 2002 as a global English-language services company.
  • Offices in Mumbai (India), Trevose, PA (near Philadelphia, USA), Tokyo (Japan), Shanghai (China), and Seoul (South Korea), with joint ventures in Taiwan and Brazil.
  • 250+ people employed worldwide; 800+ freelancers
  • Scientific editing, publication support, medical writing, educational services, translation, and transcription.
  • 40,000+ authors/clients across 93 countries. We focus on providing communication solutions to individual authors, scholarly journals and publishers, academic institutions, as well as pharmaceutical and device companies.
  • We have worked in over 515 subject areas.
  • History
  • Staff
  • Activities
  • Clients
international industry recognition
International Industry Recognition

CACTUS was recently ranked 13th in “India’s Top 100 Best Companies to Work for” 2011survey by the Great Place to Work Institute along with The Economic Times (India’s leading financial newspaper). CACTUS ranked 53rd in the 2010 survey.

In January 2011, CACTUS was presented a “Red Herring Global 100” award in recognition of the leading role that it plays as a private company using technologies, shaping the logistics of global outsourcing of medical writing, and delivering quality.

CACTUS was ranked the 12th "Exciting Emerging Company to work for"in the NASSCOM Exciting Emerging Companies (EEC) survey, which was conducted in 2008/2009.

professionalism and adherence to best practices
Professionalism and Adherence to Best Practices
  • Upholds and holds all staff to best-practice standards
  • ICMJE, GPP2, ICH, CONSORT, etc.
  • Commitment toward CMPP certification
  • Provides compliance and best-practice training to all employees on an ongoing basis
  • Supports key professional organizations
  • American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
  • Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)
  • Council of Science Editors (CSE)
  • Drug Information Association (DIA)
  • European Medical Writers Association (EMWA)
  • Healthcare Business Women’s Association (HBA)
  • International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP)
  • Sino American Pharmaceutical Association (SAPA)
  • Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
quality assured iso 9001 2008
Quality Assured: ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001:2008 certification for our processes

  • Quality management system
  • Control of documents and records
  • Management commitment
  • Infrastructure, resources, and training
  • Care of customer property
  • Monitoring and measurement of processes
  • Control of non-conforming products
  • Corrective and preventive action
  • Continual improvement
quality assured iso 27001 2005
Quality Assured: ISO 27001:2005
  • ISO 27001:2005 certified for our information technology security management systems
  • Network security and incident management
  • Data backup and recovery
  • Physical and environmental security
  • Virus management
  • Risk assessment
  • Mobile computing
  • Patch management
cactus value proposition
CACTUS Value Proposition
  • High level of scientific acumen
    • Team members include MDs, PhDs, PharmDs
    • Multiple therapeutic areas of expertise
    • 39 BELS-certified editors and writers
  • Global footprint
  • Sophisticated in-house quality/security processes
    • ISO 9001:2008
    • ISO 27001:2005

Best Poster

Council of Science Editors (CSE)

Annual meeting, April 30 – May 3, 2011, Baltimore, MD

presentation overview1
Presentation Overview

Section 1: About the Company

Section 2: Editing Capabilities

  • Section 3: CACTUS Relationship Management
the highest quality editorial services worldwide
The Highest Quality Editorial Services, Worldwide

135,000+ documents edited

40,000+ authors served

400+ contractual editors, worldwide

90+ expert in-house editors and managing editors

39 BELS-certified editors on staff

Subject-area specialization

High level of scientific acumen

Team members include MDs, PhDs, and PharmDs

Extensive experience working with ESL authors

Variety of services

All document types accepted (including PDF and LaTeX)

processes and professionals
Processes and Professionals

Comprehensive Training

Stringent recruitment

  • Rigorous month-long training program covering all aspects of academic editing
  • On-the-job training and feedback from senior editors
  • Experts in academia and publishing, including PhDs, post-docs, and experienced editors
  • Thorough evaluation processes

Subject matter expertise

High quality

  • Two pairs of eyes: subject matter expert and language expert
  • Quality guarantee
  • Centers of Excellence for major subject areas, each led by a Managing Editor
  • 60% of our experts have published in international journals
customized levels of editing
Customized Levels of Editing

Standard Proofreading

  • Grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Consistency in terminology and style
  • Consistency in page layout and font

Advanced Editing

Everything in the Standard proofreading service, plus:

  • Word choice and clarity of text
  • Terminology usage
  • Format manuscript according to journal guidelines

Premium Editing

Everything in the Advanced Editing service, plus:

  • Paper organization and structure; gaps in logic
  • Cover letter to accompany manuscript submission
  • Editor’s Report
  • Document Scorecard
  • Free multiple-round editing (MRE)
publication support
Publication Support

Incorporate reviewers’ suggestions and revise manuscript

Manuscript

resubmission

Prepare files for resubmission or

new submission

Pre-submission support

Journal selection

Editing, formatting,

and artwork preparation

Journal submission

Editing and

pre-submission

peer review

Post-submission support

Editing

Formatting and

artwork preparation

  • Post-acceptance/Resubmission support
journal support
Journal Support

Manuscript screening services

  • Evaluate manuscripts based on pre-determined checklist
  • Recommend rejection for manuscripts that clearly don’t fulfill criteria
  • Identify manuscripts that require further review by journal editors

Peer review management

  • Find and recruit peer reviewers
  • Manage reviewer communications and delivery
  • Monitor reviewer performance + deadline conformance and maintain reviewer roster
other services
Other Services

Medical writing

  • Covers medical affairs, regulatory, and academic sectors
  • Writing experience includes manuscripts, clinical study reports, safety reports, patient summaries, slide sets, and scientific poster presentations
  • Team members include MDs and PhDs; multiple therapeutic areas of expertise

Educational Services

  • Conducts training for ESL researchers on manuscript writing and good publication practices
  • Offers on-site workshops and online courses
other services1
Other Services

Translation

  • A team of translators and editors works on each document
  • Four-step process: translation, proofreading, language and technical review, and translation of graphics via DTP

Transcription

  • Medical, life sciences, and business transcription for the repurposing of content for everything from conferences to training courses
  • Editors with 8–10 years of experience in transcription
  • High quality transcriptions regardless of audio quality, including multiple speakers and environmental noise
presentation overview2
Presentation Overview

Section 1: About the Company

Section 2: Editing Capabilities

  • Section 3: CACTUS Relationship Management
relationship management process
Relationship Management: Process
  • A US-based strategic coordination team with western understanding and experience
  • A dedicated relationship manager in India for specifics surrounding day-to-day project management
  • A dedicated delivery team located in Mumbai, India
  • Document processing and delivery predefined according to processes mapped in consultation with our clients

Client-CACTUS Coordination During Process

Client Manager

in the US

(US time zone)

Client

Client Manager in India (Partial overlap with US time zone)

advantages to cactus clients
Advantages to CACTUS Clients

Consistent quality

  • CACTUS is a medical communications company dedicated to the highest level of professional standards
  • Solid understanding of author needs, journal requirements, and peer review processes
  • Extensive experience working with ESL authors and speakers

Ability to scale effectively

  • A large and highly trained editing team means flexible resources
  • Existing infrastructure, author submission gateway, and customer service teams
  • Robust recruitment and training structure allows for rapid expansion based on volume
  • Ability to allocate dedicated resources for our clients

Ease of vendor management

  • Fast turnaround time
  • Leverage of time zones can mean no downtime

Cost advantages as a result of leveraging global assets

contact information
Contact Information

Partnering with Publishers, Journals, and Authors

for Professional Scientific Editing Services, Worldwide

Nikesh Gosalia

Vice President, Author Services

nikeshg@cactusglobal.com

Sandi McIntyre

Account Director

sandi.mcintyre@editage.com

T: (215) 244-8100

C: (267) 567-3094

URL:www.editage.com

T: +91-22-67148888

C: +91-9820372504

United States • India • Japan • China • South Korea

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