Working with authors

Academic authors


Professor Dr Maarten E.R.G.N. Jansen, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, approached us about copy-editing some chapters in a forthcoming volume for publication with Brill. This was both a technical copy-edit and a language edit to naturalize the idiom and expression in chapters written by non-native English speakers. This is typical of the work we undertake for authors and publishers worldwide. Our editor followed the Brill author style guide.

Bob Ryan


Bob Ryan, a professor of finance and much sought-after lecturer with many academic books to his name, is also an experienced and talented photographer. Bourchier managed the production of his book The Master Photographer: the journey from good to great. Here Bob is at the printers checking the quality of the black-and-white images as they come off the press, making last-minute adjustments to minimize any magenta tints.


With over twenty-five years’ experience in the industry, Bourchier works with individual authors on all elements of the publishing process. Whether you are looking for production services, technical language editing or even advice on the best publishers to approach, we will give you the right tools to achieve your goals. Contact us at to find out how we can help. Download our author brochure here.

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