We offer a variety of packages to authors (as well as independent and mainstream publishers) including, where required, a structural edit, copy edit and proofreading. We do this for fiction and non-fiction. Hand us a manuscript, and an agreed number of weeks later we’ll hand you back a fully edited book. Every book is different, of course: if you only need one or two of these stages, that’s fine too!
We can also typeset your book for both print and ebook output. We offer an extremely cost-effective, template-based system with more than 20 different templates – or we can provide bespoke typesetting for more complex projects. (We don’t do cover design as that’s a specialist area in itself, but we can recommend designers and illustrators.)
We use our own bespoke project management system so we can keep track of every client’s book effectively.
We keep our overheads low so we can pay our extensive, ever-growing and carefully vetted network of freelancers well. And this also means, of course, that we can offer great rates to our clients.
Our fixed-price book production packages start from only £400, or we can offer tailored services to meet your needs, in which case we’d provide you with a quote when we’ve seen a sample of your text.
Who are we? Andrew Chapman has been the editor of three consumer magazines, a B2B title and a newspaper, as well as the copy editor of many fiction and non-fiction books; he is a Professional Member of the Society for Editors & Proofreaders, a member of the Society of Authors and a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. C. M. Taylor is an author and scriptwriter; an associate lecturer at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies; and has been an editorial consultant at Writers’ Workshop for more than a decade.