Managing Book Production

A one-stop service from manuscript to bookshelf

Your dedicated Bourchier project manager will be your main point of contact throughout the production process. Your manager assesses the project, chooses the appropriate team and oversees the editing, design and proof stages. Overall quality control is the responsibility of Elizabeth Stone, in collaboration with the project manager.

Research on Geographical Names in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, by Abdullah Nasser Alwelaie (Darah)

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.

Art & Patronage in the Middle East, by Hossein Amirsadeghi and Maryam Homayoun Eisler (Thames & Hudson)

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.

The Economics of Development, 9th edition, by Tony Thirlwall (Palgrave Macmillan)

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.

Above and beyond the call of duty … a great support on all fronts

Dr Victoria Avery, Vulcan’s Forge in Venus’ City, Oxford University Press for The British Academy

Thanks for your patience and all your efforts in making this project appear effortless … you are an artist.

Dr Erin Sears, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky