I provide consultancy and management for individuals, groups, agencies or businesses needing book (or just print) production help or advice.
Essentially I offer a smooth running project, a high quality product and cost-effective purchasing. Even if you have some level of experience with print and publishing without the right guidance its easy to spend a lot more than you need to, or to make costly mistakes.
Knowledge of suppliers, materials and manufacturing processes is essential to developing the right specification and approach for any print project, so you don’t waste time, effort and money.
My input can range from coaching on project start-ups through to a fully managed service.
Specialist production knowledge
Particularly in colour illustrated work there are lots of pitfalls where, without some guidance, you can easily expect some additional stress and unplanned cost.
Co-edition (multiple-language) publishing is one such area where I have lots of experience.
Colour Management of image files for print is another. If you’ve ever asked ‘why does it look different to the artwork or how it looks on screen’ then I could be the person for the job.
Digital archiving and asset management is a hugely important part of publishing these days. I can certainly help you with that.
The skills and knowledge base of book production is pretty broad. It includes understanding of the technical aspects of print, binding and reprographics, but also requires scheduling, cost management and an array of other project management capabilities.
Production connects with just about every aspect of a publishing enterprise, so if it’s editorial, design, photography or distribution help you need I can put together the expertise needed to get your project right through the process.
Whether its print management or something bigger I’ll do a thorough planning stage at the outset and we’ll agree what we’re aiming for. I’ll pull together all the figures so you know exactly what all this will cost. I’ll then make the process painless, lead you through it and keep you informed.
Website design and production
In recent years I have worked in digital production too and these days, in collaboration with design and development specialists in the field, I offer project management for the production of WordPress websites. WordPress is the world’s most popular website development package and enables sites across a huge range of styles and levels of complexity. I used it to build this one. WordPress sites are ideal for individuals and small and medium-sized organisations needing to keep an up-to-date presence on the web.
Social media, SEO and branding can all be handled too, so if you want to begin your online life or need a web make-over give me a shout.
If you haven’t done so already you might like to have a look at my PORTFOLIO
Whatever stage you’re at with your project feel free to approach me for an initial chat. SAY HELLO
Testimonials from colleagues and associates
You would, however, be ill-advised to try this without the help of a project and production manager; someone who knows all the intricacies of book production, the right printers and paper suppliers and a hundred and one other things. It’s knowledge that takes years to acquire. And in the UK, the go-to man is David Brimble.