A FINAL TOUCH TO YOUR MASTERPIECE

FROM DESIGNING TO PRINTING, WE HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED

WE ARE GILGAL CREATIONS

We are a ministry to provide technical support to Christian Publishers and individual authors to produce literature in a more attractive and hassle-free manner. We undertake English to Malayalam Translation, Editing, Typesetting, Cover designing, printing of Books, graphic designing, web designing etc.

TRANSLATION

ENGLISH TO MALAYALAM TRANSLATION

We take what we do very seriously. For us, translation is not just about changing words from English to Malayalam. It's about conveying the true meaning of those words, in all its subtleties, so that the translation is inherently adapted to its target audience and localized for demographics, culture, and subject matter.

MALAYALAM TO ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Your work is important to you. It’s important to us too. The dedication and sacrifice involved in bringing your literary piece to life should never get lost in translation. Your foreign readers deserve the same passion and soul exuded in your native tongue in their own languages; and we can provide the finest international editions of all types of literary texts.

EDITING

SUBSTANTIVE EDITING

A paper may include all the right parts such as complete data, logical conclusions, and a detailed discussion on the topic. It may even include a unique angle or a profound discovery. But if the information is presented in an illogical order and makes the reader work too hard to connect key points, then all is lost. This is where a substantive editor comes in. it is a comprehensive analysis of a work as a whole. Substantive editing is often also called developmental editing; the editor rewrites your document with the intent of educating you on how to write in a grammatically correct way. New content is added if the editor feels arguments made in your original writing lack substance or need further support. Lengthy paragraphs may be split into multiple smaller paragraphs that retain clear focus on a singular message.

COPY EDITING & LINE EDITING

In Copy Editing the editor will adjust sentence and paragraph structure, eliminate redundant words, replace repetitive words with synonyms, and substitute weak words, phrases, and sentences with alternatives that deliver more impact or are more relevant to your subject matter. Experienced editor will always make sure your original tone remains intact. Expect noticeable change to your original paper.

Line editing is actual hands-on editing: fixing sections that aren’t working, moving passages as necessary, cutting things that aren’t helping, reworking sentences that could be doing their job better. Most first drafts benefit from some trimming, and it often takes an outside eye to see what’s essential and what’s excess.

 

PROOFREADING

After material has been copy-edited, the material is sent for typesetting. This work is then displayed or printed, and that is the proof – proof that it is ready for publication. Proofreading is the quality check and tidy-up. However, some clients expect more than that.

Many proofreaders find they spot more errors on paper than on screen, but proofs may be read and marked in either medium. Proofreading is now often 'blind' – the proof is read on its own merits, without seeing the edited version. A proofreader looks for consistency in usage and presentation, and accuracy in text, images and layout.

REWRITING

Rewriting is a markedly different practice to copyediting or proofreading, and consists of a dramatic overhaul of the existing text. In most cases, rewriting a document involves breaking the existing piece right down to its component information or content, and building a new piece from scratch.

Rewriting is often necessary where a document has been translated from another language and now exists in ‘broken language’. For writing like this, the editing process often simply will not suffice because the overall structure of the piece is inappropriate for the target language.

MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE

As authors we understand the need to have another pair of eyes look closely at our manuscript and give us constructive advice and direction so we can make our book the absolute best it can be. And the best person to give a critique is someone with years of experience in the publishing industry.He can help you with suggestions and feedback on your ideas before you write that last section of your novel. An evaluation will tell you whether you're on the right or wrong track; a critique deals with specifics. Your manuscript will be examined for areas of weakness, inconsistencies, and development problems. Accuracy, clarity, completeness, faults in chronology, voice, viewpoint, and overall impact of the work on the reader will also be assessed. When necessary, alternate themes, organization, descriptive passages, or tie-ins will be suggested.

BOOK INDEXING

An index is a systematic arrangement of entries designed to enable readers to locate information in non-fiction books. Indexes is not a collection of mere keywords or phrases, but an organized map of its contents, including cross-references, grouping of like concepts and other useful information for intellectual analysis. The value of a publication increases many fold by the inclusion of an index. A well organised index is imperative, the absence of which makes even a good subject content go unnoticed by the reader.

Book indexing is frequently underestimated as it involves meticulously detailed work, long hours of concentration, and an ability to quickly identify key ideas and concepts in text on virtually any subject.

PRINTING & PUBLISHING

DESKTOP PUBLISHING

Making your publications – internal or external –look good and meet printer’s specifications requires very specific skills and knowledge. Modern Desktop Publishing software takes months to master and as every business owner knows, time-critical publications can’t be delayed.

We can make your material look professional, cutting-edge, and inviting. Whether it’s a book, brochure, letterhead, or advert, we can take your basic concept and create fully-formed, modern-looking designs that capture the essence and render them into beautiful, clean files that can be transmitted electronically, directly to your printer.

DIGITAL BUNDLE CREATION

A print-ready file allows a printer to produce your project quickly and efficiently. These files have been thoroughly edited and proofed. There is no need for copy or punctuation changes. Page numbers, headers, table of contents, indexes or appendices are all included with the file. All necessary pages for the book along with the blank pages are included. If the book is to be folded and saddle stitched (book that is stapled in the spine) the number of pages needs to be divisible by four. That means if your book is 103 pages, you need to add one more page to get to 104 pages. This can be a blank page somewhere or a page with copy.

We utilize a PDF workflow.

COVER DESIGNING

We all judge a book by its cover most of the time.  If you fail to properly address the external appearance of your book, it will seriously reduce the chances of your work ever being noticed. Your book’s cover is the first thing readers will see about you, and you know what they say about first impressions…

We can help bring your vision to reality, to design a book cover and interior that captures the essence of your writing.

PRINTING

We understand that selecting the right book printer for your book is one of the most important decisions you can make.  Whether your book has all black and white pages, pages with full color, or a combination of both; we’ll produce a book that you will be truly proud of. Our book printing partner employs state-of-the-art book printing and binding equipment to produce books of the highest quality; products that will make you proud.

E-BOOKS

When authors think about publishing a book, they are often focused on print, but putting an ebook out alongside your print book, or even just an ebook on its own, is a much better idea. E-publishing enables selling your books to anyone in the world over the internet without printing or shipping costs. You really can have a multinational global business from your writing desk, which is exciting!

We provide the ebooks in three popular formats: .mobi (for Amazon Kindle), .ePub and .pdf. Additionaly .kf8, .azw, .pdb, .ibooks, .djvu, .pdb can be provided on request. Rest assured that your eBook can be read on Kindle, iPad, smartphones, and every reader around the globe.

MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION

You’ve already published your book. The next step is making it discoverable and getting it in the hands of readers. This is where book marketing comes in! When it comes to selling and promoting your book, we understands that no book and author are the same. We use customized book promotion approaches to get authors the right coverage to reach their potential readership.

Making certain you get the books to your customers right when they need them is our number one priority.

GRAPHIC DESIGNING

BOOK COVER

It’s often said “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” Actually, the opposite is true. Your readers can – and will – judge your book on the way it’s presented. If your cover is not attractive and eye-catching, or if it does not clearly reflect the contents within, back on the shelf it goes.

We understand that the cover design acts as the gateway, catching the reader’s eye and giving a glimpse at what’s inside. We can create attractive, individually crafted covers that will complement your book.

BOOK LAYOUT

We understand that interior layouts are just as important as exterior designs. Professionally formatted text is an important part of book design. A clear hierarchy and readable typeface help create a layout that is inviting to your reader. Every section you include in your manuscript (foreward, dedication, chapters, etc.) will be custom formatted to create a polished book.

We pay meticulous attention to important elements, ensuring that your book is reader-friendly both inside and out.

MAGAZINE, NEWSPAPER & SOUVENIR

We design and produce a variety of publications including but not limited to magazines, newspapers, souvenirs etc. As well as creating magazines through the entire design and production process, we can also offer editorial and advertising support if you so desire. If you’re looking for magazine printing and distribution, well, we can help you here too.

We have extensive experience in newspaper design and printing, including both black/white and color. From concept to ad design, content development to target marketing we can help you with your local newspaper design.

LOGOS, BROCHURES & BANNERS

The visual impact of professional quality graphic design in every marketing resource is important to the success of any person, business or organization. With that in mind we strive to incorporate your vision of design with our creativity. This is to insure that the proper branding process allows your name to have a lasting impression on the web, in print, and in other places where you might employ your graphics.

We design many types of brochures including gate fold, tri-fold, quad-fold, z-fold, Jedi-fold or even bi-fold.

WEB DESIGNING

WEB DESIGNING

In a world where digital media has taken over, online marketing has become increasingly important for businesses in order to promote their products and services. However, the amount of time and effort that must be put into establishing an online presence makes it no easy task.

We provide the necessary help businesses need to develop high-quality, responsive websites that will engage your viewers. We also redesign and update existing web sites.

CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Content always makes for an integral part of your website and if you are able to keep it updated and fresh then the users will always find reasons to come back to you. And this is where Content Management System (CMS) brightens the picture.

We can help you in setting up one of those tools that allow you to keep your content updated and fresh without much effort. The best part is that after the set up, you can do it yourself without having any technical knowledge.

EMAIL NEWSLETTER CAMPAIGN

Whether you’re sending an email newsletter, a special offer or an invitation we can help you to deliver your message. Turn customers into loyal fans with personalized email campaigns.

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