Introducing the Migrate Word to JATS web conversion service

A new approach for XML content conversion

XML content conversion workflows have long been established in the scholarly publishing community with publishers typically electing to use one or a mix of outsourced services, third-party software or custom-developed scripts. These different approaches have served the community well over recent years, but Stilo’s Word to JATS Migrate web service now provides a radically different approach to help publishers significantly reduce their ongoing conversion costs and associated production times.

The Migrate JATS hosted web service enables journal, academic and book publishers to automate the conversion of documents authored in Word to the JATS XML specification, as part of a publishing workflow. The service is available in the cloud or on-premise, and is accessible 24/7. Benefit from immediate turnaround times for document conversion, with full user control over conversion results and content quality.

Why Stilo Migrate?

Migrate has been established in the XML DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) community for many years, enabling publishers of technical documentation to reduce conversion turnaround times & costs and gain full control over content quality. It is this success within the DITA community that has inspired us to develop the Migrate JATS service for scholarly publishers.

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Demo recording | Migrate cloud XML content conversion service

Broadcast July 12, 2017

Join Stilo’s Conversion Services Manager, Helen St. Denis, for a demo of the Migrate cloud XML content conversion service. Migrate is a unique cloud service that enables technical authoring teams to automate the conversion of content from various source formats including XML/SGML/HTML, FrameMaker, Word, Author-it, InDesign, RoboHelp and DocBook to DITA and custom XML. It provides greater control over conversion quality, immediate turnaround times and operates on a low-cost, pay-as-you-use basis.

See why Migrate is the conversion service of choice for organizations including Altera, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Extreme Networks, IBM, Qualcomm, Teradata, Varian Medical Systems, Webtrends and many more.

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Stilo announces availability of AuthorBridge v2.0 with free 30-day trial

Providing a Guided & Fluid DITA web authoring experience for SMEs from just US$100 per user, per annum

Stilo is pleased to announce a major new release of AuthorBridge, a web authoring tool for subject matter experts that has been developed in close co-operation with the central ID tools team at IBM.

With a beautifully designed user interface, improved CALS table handling, advanced copy & paste support and new review comments feature, AuthorBridge v2.0 can be used by SMEs to easily create and edit DITA topics in a collaborative environment with technical authors.

In addition, AuthorBridge provides high levels of user guidance for SMEs with no knowledge of DITA or XML, and through its unique architecture, it delivers a free-flowing ‘Word-like’ authoring experience, not constrained by the structures of conventional XML editors.

AuthorBridge can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise, using simple file systems, shared repositories such as Git, or integrated with component content management systems (CCMS).

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We’re recruiting! Full-stack and software developer | Ottawa, Canada

We’re looking to grow our development team located in Ottawa, Canada! We have two immediate full-time, permanent vacancies:
Software Developer | Ottawa, Canada | Permanent

We currently have an immediate vacancy in our development and services team for a recently qualified software developer, based in the Ottawa office. We are looking for creative problem solvers who enjoy tackling a wide range of technical challenges. Important personal attributes include strong analytical skills, a solid theoretical foundation in the principles of computer science, the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and a knack for learning new things quickly. Good communication skills are also important.

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Full-stack Developer | Ottawa, Canada | Permanent

We currently have an immediate vacancy in our AuthorBridge team for a full-stack developer, based in the Ottawa office. We are looking for creative problem solvers who enjoy tackling a wide range of technical challenges. Important personal attributes include a solid theoretical foundation in the principles of computer science fused with a passion for coding. Ideally, you have explored some dark corners of web development for your own pleasure and have open source projects to prove it.

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If you would like to be considered for these or any future positions, please do send us a copy of your CV with cover letter.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Visit our careers page for more job postings.


AuthorBridge v2.0 demo recording now available!

If you missed our live demo of the latest major new release of AuthorBridge – version 2.0, a web authoring tool for SMEs that has been developed in close co-operation with the central ID tools team at IBM – you can access the recording here.

AuthorBridge provides high levels of user guidance for SMEs with no knowledge of DITA or XML, and through its unique architecture, it delivers a free-flowing ‘Word-like’ authoring experience, not constrained by the structures of conventional XML editors.

AuthorBridge v2.0 features

  • A new beautifully designed user interface
  • Improved CALS table handling
  • Advanced copy & paste support
  • New review comments feature
  • Pricing from just US$100 per user, per annum

Find out more about AuthorBridge v2.0

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Stilo extends Migrate functionality with new Author-it to DITA conversion capability

Stilo has extended the range of conversion options for its cloud XML content conversion service, Migrate, adding support for documents authored in Author-it.

Migrate DITA can be used to convert content from various source formats, including:

  • Author-it
  • Custom SGML/XML
  • DocBook
  • FrameMaker
  • InDesign
  • RoboHelp
  • MS Word

With Migrate, documentation teams can directly manage the conversion of their content to DITA, on-demand, 24/7. Using the Migrate Rules Editor, authors can control the topic types, the DITA map, metadata, chunking, related links, and much more by creating or modifying the conversion rules, incrementally improving the quality of the automated conversion.

Migrate places subject matter experts in complete control of the conversion process. Documentation teams can operate at their own pace, work collaboratively, fix problems themselves, and avoid the churn and delays otherwise involved when liaising with outside vendors.

Migrate can be used to convert a single document, with Stilo operating the service, or by global documentation teams that need to convert tens of thousands of pages of legacy content, on-demand, according to their own project deadlines.

We have helped our customers convert more than a million pages of legacy content to DITA XML. Customers include Altera, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Extreme Networks, Qualcomm, Teradata, Varian Medical Systems, Webtrends and many more.

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About Stilo International

Stilo International (LSE:STL) are the developers of Migrate, the leading cloud XML content conversion service, OmniMark, the high-performance XML/SGML content processing platform and AuthorBridge, a Guided + Fluid DITA authoring solution for SMEs and occasional contributors.

Operating from offices in the UK and Canada, we support commercial publishers, technology companies and government agencies around the world.

www.stilo.com

For further information, please contact

Helen Owens-Pope, Marketing Manager
Stilo International plc
email


Stilo releases OmniMark point release version 10.1.2

Stilo has released a new point release of the OmniMark high-performance content processing language – version 10.1.2. Find out what’s been fixed.

OmniMark version 10.1.2 documentation

 

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About Stilo International

Stilo International (LSE:STL) are the developers of Migrate, the leading cloud XML content conversion service, OmniMark, the high-performance XML/SGML content processing platform and AuthorBridge, a Guided + Fluid DITA authoring solution for SMEs and occasional contributors.

Operating from offices in the UK and Canada, we support commercial publishers, technology companies and government agencies around the world.

www.stilo.com

For further information, please contact

Helen Owens-Pope, Marketing Manager
Stilo International plc
email


Migrate service extended to include conversion of MS Word to JATS

Stilo extends Migrate cloud XML conversion service to include the automated conversion of MS Word to the Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) specification.

The Migrate cloud conversion service has been used by global customers to convert over a million pages of content from various source formats to XML. The Migrate JATS service is now available, and enables journal, academic and book publishers to automate the conversion of MS Word documents to the National Information Standards Organization JATS specification, in the cloud.

Migrate offers a radically different approach to traditional outsourced conversion services, i.e.

  • A dedicated conversion portal, accessible 24x7x365
  • Immediate turnaround times for document conversion
  • Full user control over conversion results with an easy-to-use rules editor
  • A scalable solution for any number of journals, reports, articles or books
  • Low cost pricing

For customers with documents to convert on an ongoing basis, Migrate can be deployed as part of a publishing workflow. Alternatively, for customers with less frequent conversion requirements we can offer an outsourced conversion service, with Stilo utilizing Migrate ‘behind the scenes’. Either way, document conversion is quick, high-quality and cost-effective.

Free sample conversion offer

To quickly assess the quality of the Migrate service, simply upload your sample MS Word document and we will convert it free of charge, review the results with you, and provide you with the output for your own evaluation and testing purposes.

Find out more about Migrate JATS Edition at http://www.stilo.com/migrate-jats/

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About Stilo International

Stilo International (LSE:STL) are the developers of Migrate, the leading cloud XML content conversion service, OmniMark, the high-performance XML/SGML content processing platform and AuthorBridge, a Guided + Fluid DITA authoring solution for SMEs and occasional contributors.

Operating from offices in the UK and Canada, we support commercial publishers, technology companies and government agencies around the world.

www.stilo.com

For further information, please contact

Helen Owens-Pope, Marketing Manager
Stilo International plc
email


IBM and Stilo to present at CMS/DITA North America

Stilo is pleased to announce that its presentation with IBM’s Mike Iantosca has been accepted onto the conference program for CMS/DITA North America 2016, April 4-6 in Reston, Virginia.

The presentation will take place on Monday, April 4 at 2.35pm as part of the Information Design & Development Track, with a feature on Lightweight DITA.


Intelligent Content Authoring for Everyone

The power of intelligent content becomes possible only when that intelligence is intentionally injected, most often in the form of structure and descriptive semantics. That intelligence helps machines do their automated magic. Most often, the needed structure and semantics are added by humans during content authoring. Content management, for both content development and delivery, generally becomes more powerful, flexible, and valuable with the growth of structure and semantics–but at the price of complexity and required skills for content creators. Structured content authoring tools have advanced, masking some of that complexity, but even so-called lightweight and tag-less authoring tools leave gaps for diverse content creators and contributors, making intelligent content component strategies for the enterprise an elusive proposition.

What can the audience expect to learn?

Iantosca lays out a multi-tier strategy for addressing the needs of organizations with diverse authoring roles and skills, from professional content creators through casual contributors.

Meet the presenters

Mike Iantosca
A member of the IBM corporate leadership team for Information Development and Digital Services, Mike Iantosca manages an industry-leading portfolio of authoring and content management tools and systems used to create, manage, and publish more than 200 million pages of client-facing content in dozens of national languages for thousands of IBM products. With more than 30 years of structured content authoring and management design and development experience, Mike has the overall responsibility for the planning, design, development, and delivery of solutions that support a wide range of content creators, including thousands of professional product Information Developers, technical editors, Information Architects, globalization professionals, contributors, OEMs and IBM Business Partners.

Mike leads multiple software development and test teams across far-flung geographies that design, develop, test, and support advanced publishing technologies including structured based authoring and content management systems.  Mike also provides product and project management leadership across all phases of product development including concept, development, test, deployment, maintenance and operations managing people, process, requirements, change management, budgets, schedules, suppliers, and contracts.

Patrick Baker
As VP, Development and Professional Services, Patrick Baker heads all new product development at Stilo and is actively engaged in the successful deployment of content processing solutions for publishing clients.  Major ongoing product development efforts include OmniMark, the leading high-performance content processing platform, and Migrate, the world’s first cloud XML content conversion service.  Patrick has been associated with best practices for complex content processing for over a decade and has successfully delivered custom solutions on behalf of organizations in the automotive, airline, defence, and commercial publishing sectors.

With a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from McGill University, Patrick leads an expert team of highly talented content processing specialists.

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About Stilo International

Stilo International (LSE:STL) are the developers of Migrate, the leading cloud XML content conversion service, OmniMark, the high-performance XML/SGML content processing platform and AuthorBridge, a Guided + Fluid DITA authoring solution for SMEs and occasional contributors.

Operating from offices in the UK and Canada, we support commercial publishers, technology companies and government agencies around the world.

www.stilo.com

For further information, please contact

Helen Owens-Pope, Marketing Manager
Stilo International plc
email


Extreme Networks and Stilo to deliver joint presentation at CMS/DITA North America

Stilo is pleased to announce that the following presentation with Extreme Network’s Christina Mayr has been accepted onto the conference program for CMS/DITA North America 2016, April 4-6 in Reston, Virginia.

The presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 6 at 10.35am as part of the Management Issues Track. You can find out more about CMS/DITA North America on the conference website.


“Extreme” DITA conversion: Lessons learned from doing it the hard way

Converting to DITA can be a difficult and time-consuming process—if you do it the hard way. Extreme Networks converted content 3 years ago, but quickly learned there is an easier, faster, and less expensive way. Through practical tips, cautionary tales and some real-world examples, Christina Mayr, Technical Editor, InfoDev RDU Team at Extreme Networks, will help you set up a plan for a successful DITA conversion project.

Christina will be joined by Helen St. Denis, Conversion Services Manager at Stilo, who will provide some practical insight into some of the biggest conversion mistakes people make when moving to DITA and how to avoid them, based on her experience of helping Stilo customers convert many tens of thousands of pages of content to DITA. Helen will guide you in what you need to do to make sure your DITA conversion project will be successful and also how to ensure that your content will be the high-quality DITA that you need.

What can the audience expect to learn?

This session is designed to be interactive. It will benefit those looking to convert to DITA for the first time, who are not sure where to start or how to develop a plan for a successful DITA conversion project–as well as those who have been burnt by a bad conversion before and want to learn about best practices. We encourage participants to come armed with their questions!

Meet the presenters

Christina Mayr | Extreme Networks

Christina Mayr is the Technical Editor & Content Manager for Extreme Networks. Christina oversees the conversion of legacy content into DITA; manages the tools, templates, and internal workflows; and edits all external technical documentation before publication. A graduate of the East Carolina University Technical & Professional Communication Program, she has worked in central North Carolina in various sectors, including IT, health & safety, and manufacturing.

Helen St. Denis | Stilo

Helen originally joined Stilo as a technical editor in the documentation team and now works closely with Migrate customers, helping to analyze their legacy content, configure appropriate mapping rules, and provide training and support on an ongoing basis. Over several years, she has helped people convert many tens of thousands of pages of content to DITA and other XML formats.

Helen holds a BA in English from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and has pursued graduate studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

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About Stilo International

Stilo International (LSE:STL) are the developers of Migrate, the leading cloud XML content conversion service, OmniMark, the high-performance XML/SGML content processing platform and AuthorBridge, a Guided + Fluid DITA authoring solution for SMEs and occasional contributors.

Operating from offices in the UK and Canada, we support commercial publishers, technology companies and government agencies around the world.

www.stilo.com

For further information, please contact

Helen Owens-Pope, Marketing Manager
Stilo International plc
email