Team Editoria: Getting scholarly book production out of the 1980s.

Digital publishing has dramatically transformed key aspects of publishing. But, unfortunately, the mechanisms to efficiently, collaboratively produce books lag far behind. Current tools are rooted in desktop publishing systems developed during the 1980s. Thirty years on from the desktop computer “revolution” we are still locked into print-based processes.

University of California Press and the California Digital Library had a vision for a modern, single-source digital workflow tool. In partnership with the Coko Foundation we have developed Editoria to break publishing free from these legacy workflows.

Our team of publishers, production editors, engineers, developers, and UX designers has developed Editoria around user needs. Through a collaborative product design process we have created an elegant online workflow tool — including styling, copyediting, author review, and proofreading — all in an elegant browser-based system.

Our Team

  • Alison McGonagle-O'Connell Editoria Community Manager

    Alison manages the Editoria community, including current and prospective adopters. Alison’s prior experience includes editorial and content management for society and commercial publishers, as well as product and partner marketing for industry technology partners. Say hello! alison@coko.foundation

  • Cindy Fulton Senior Editor, University of California Press

    Cindy participated in the facilitated design sessions from the user perspective. She plays an active role testing builds and providing feedback to Coko.

  • Kate Warne Managing Editor, University of California Press

    Kate participated in the facilitated design sessions from the user perspective. She plays an active role testing builds and providing feedback to Coko.

  • Julien Taquet UX and Book CSS

    Julien is one of the few very experienced HTML/CSS book designers around. Julien also does a lot of UX design work for Cokos front end components including all the interfaces for Editoria.

  • Alexis Georgantas Component Developer

    Alexis is a full stack engineer with years of experience in applications’ development who admires the open source community and embraces collaboration. He joined Coko as a frontend engineer in order to contribute to the development of PubSweet components.

  • Yannis Barlas Component Developer

    Yannis has many years experience developing full stack applications. Yannis is working on the rapid and robust development of front end components for PubSweet including those used by the Editoria platform

  • Christos Kokosias Component Developer

    Christos is also a talented full stack application developer. Christos has worked on all the front end components for PubSweet including those used by the Editoria platform.

  • Alex Theg Process Manager

    Alex has four years’ experience in Open Access academic journal operations. He’s thrilled to be working with a diverse community of researchers, publishers, designers, and developers building flexible tools for knowledge creation and sharing.

  • Kristen Ratan Co-founder & Executive Director, Coko Foundation

    Kristen provides strategic leadership, business development and publishing expertise to the Coko Foundation. She has a 20-year history of leading strategic innovations in the information industry.

  • Adam Hyde Co-founder, Coko Foundation

    Adam brings technical leadership and pioneering insights Coko’s collaborative knowledge production methods and technologies. Adam was awarded the 2015 and 2016 Shuttleworth Fellowship with the goal of building an open source publishing framework.

  • Erich van Rijn Assistant Director & Director of Publishing Operations, University of California Press

    Erich’s provides strategic oversight for all editing, design, and production functions of UC Press in addition to holding responsibility for the organization’s information technology infrastructure.

  • Catherine Mitchell Director, Access & Publishing Group, California Digital Library

    Catherine oversees strategic planning, development, & operational management for CDL’s Publishing Group, which includes the University of California’s open access publishing platform, OA policy support, and institutional repository.