¶ 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.