Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy (The British Academy for Oxford University Press)
Bourchier has been copy-editing and proof-reading this prestigious publication for three years. Working with the editor, Professor Ron Johnston, we send pdf proofs to the memoir authors, collate corrections and have the final memoirs posted online – and at the end of the year collect all the memoirs together to produce a printed volume. The memoirs provide a fascinating record of the working lives of distinguished Fellows of the Academy, covering a wide range of disciplines and life stories.
Orientalism in Louis XIV’s France, by Nicholas Dew (Oxford University Press)
Our work on this manuscript was a case of serendipity: Elizabeth and David had just purchased a copy of the French Orientalist Barthélemy d’Herbelot’s Bibliothèque orientale (1697) when OUP asked us to copy-edit Nicholas Dew’s manuscript, which discussed this book in the context of printing in seventeenth-century France.
Blog post, for the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
Here is an example of the many manuscripts we receive from the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin – these may be journal articles, book chapters, publishing proposals, blogs or personal statements. In copy-editing we focus both on standard improvements (to grammar, spelling, punctuation) and enhancements (idiom, clarity, cogency of arguments, literary style, and so on).