A bespoke design, specially commissioned cartography and artwork, extensive picture research – these were parts of the jigsaw that made up this lavishly illustrated compendium of artefacts unearthed across Britain. This is a unique book in every way. As co-author Richard Havers said, ‘Wow! The book looks ravishing … I hope you are as proud as I am, because you jolly well should be!’
Engaged to see this weighty pictorial volume from delivery to press, Bourchier managed the editing, layout and proof collation of the richly detailed text and over 300 rarely-seen images. Featuring in-depth information on a multitude of different aircraft, RAF stations and operations, and coming in at over 300 pages, this book was handled with meticulous care and attention to ensure we did the author’s hard work justice.
Owing to the successful collaboration between the author and Bourchier, we were subsequently invited to handle the equally impressive follow-up volume, RAF in Camera: The 1960s.
Heritopia: Word Heritage and modernity, published by Manchester University Press for Lund University Press, is an apt demonstration of Bourchier’s ability to adapt to the needs of each publisher. Bourchier were tasked with fulfilling both Manchester and Lund’s requirements and varying style guides. Editors queried where Lund style should take precedence over MUP style, for example over conventions for ‘which’ and ‘that’, single/double quotation marks and in-text use of common abbreviations such as ‘e.g.’ – and, not least, the ordering of index terms in line with the rules for Swedish diacritics!
We work globally for leading publishing houses and university presses. Some call on our full pre-press management package. Others pick and choose individual modules, such as copy-editing, proofreading and design. We work primarily in non-fiction, humanities subjects.
“Thank you again for all the hard work that you’ve put into the projects that we’ve worked on together over the past couple of years. I know I’ve said it before, but it genuinely has been a great pleasure to work with somebody so organised, responsive and dedicated.”Alex Higson, Senior Project Manager, I.B.Tauris
"Thank you for all your work on my book with MUP. I am delighted with how it turned out and grateful for your copyediting that improved the text."Juliana Adelman, author of Civilised by beasts (MUP)
“Michelle has a very high level of editorial expertise and her input at every stage of the editorial process was speedy, accurate and informative. I would recommend Bourchier to anybody looking for a highly competent editorial team.”Keith Wilson, author of RAF in Camera: The 1950s (Haynes)