Content Creation/Editorial Services

LPP partners with acknowledged leaders in academia to develop comprehensive, up-to-date materials providing both the factual information and the thematic analysis demanded by today’s students and researchers. Our editors rigorously evaluate previously published material for inclusion in the Literary Criticism Series, resulting in a curated collection of the best critical essays on a given subject.  These essays, when combined with detailed overviews and sources of further information, provide a complete resource for the study of authors and their works, as well as of literary time periods, genres, movements, and themes.


Composition and Production Services

LPP provides full-service composition and production services, including typesetting, copy editing, proofreading, indexing, and project management.  Our production team combines industry-wide best practices and deep-process expertise to ensure timely delivery of print and electronic reference works of the highest quality.  Our workflow utilizes both leading-edge technologies and the best of human creativity, providing exceptional value.


Copyright Clearance Services

LPP maintains a dedicated staff of experienced copyright specialists who work directly with publishers and individual copyright holders to secure reprint rights for previously published text and other media.  Our professional team works diligently to develop and maintain relationships with copyright holders, resulting in timely and productive resolution of permissions requests.



Project Design and Development

We develop projects from concept to completion. We can work with an editorial board or develop projects in house. We have more than forty years of experience in project design and development.

Bibliographic Research

We have an an office at the University of South Carolina Thomas Cooper Library and employees who work regularly at the University of Michigan, Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley libraries.

Generation of Copy

We generate annually more than 500 newly written biographical essays on subjects from antiquity to present of all nationalities.


Our in-house editors scrupulously fact-check and impose house style on all copy that comes to us from outside.


We precode all copy and manage typesetting and page composition for more than 20 million words, 36,000 pages, per year.


We research and clear permissions for some 5,000 critical essays per year.

XML Coding and Indexing

We provide content digitization and conversion from both hard-copy source and electronic manuscript. We provide XML-first production workflow and rigorous quality control to ensure conformance with established standards and specifications. We provide metadata and indexing services to ensure XML files support online product features.




We have a reputation for providing exceptional, authoritative reference works in the humanities.

We have a long history of successful projects.

We are dependable; we do not miss deadlines.

We are willing and able to adapt editorial and production processes to meet our customers’ needs.