Initially commissioned only to translate the manuscript from Arabic to English, Bourchier was subsequently asked to produce the book and ship it to New York in time for a conference three months later. This called for multiple skills and resources: page layout, image enhancement, proof-reading, cover design, printing and, not least, negotiations with the US Customs to ensure the books were released in time for the conference.
A truly hands-on project that rattled through at breakneck speed. The Bourchier team was involved from inception to book launch – arranging transcriptions of the original interviews on which the text is based, writing and editing the sixty odd feature articles, working with the designer, proof-reading, correcting. The result is a unique survey, luxuriously produced, of the ethos of collecting works of art and art patronage across the Middle East, based on interviews with the key players.
This was, quite literally, a cut and paste job, combining sentences, paragraphs, pages, figures and tables from the previous edition, together with updates and new material. The result succeeds in packing a lot of information onto the page and at the same time retains a fresh, user-friendly design. Hailed as an important contribution to development economics, it has become as a classic in the field.
Once you start working with Bourchier, a dedicated project manager will guide you through the entire production process. Your manager will assess the project, choose an appropriate team, and oversee and quality check the editing, design and proof stages.
Publishers and other institutional clients who engage us for multiple titles can rely on us to create detailed workflows that ensure your dedicated Bourchier team will consistently follow your specific editorial procedures and requirements.
“Above and beyond the call of duty … a great support on all fronts.”Dr Victoria Avery, author of Vulcan’s Forge in Venus’ City (British Academy)
“The editorial process was run in a wonderfully efficient and precise manner, which made it an enjoyable and productive experience. Many thanks for all your help and support.”Nigel Mather, author of Sex and Desire (Manchester University Press)
“Taking a pile of pages of text and images and making a book …. using skills the reader usually takes for granted”Douglas Boyd, author of Eleanor, April Queen (Sutton Publishing)
“I am really thrilled and thank you for all your hard work! It was a demanding book … but I think it was worth all the work, and it looks great. Thank you for saving me from many mistakes.”Ali Bonner, author of The Myth of Pelagianism (British Academy)