We a about language. And we have the experience to handle whatever kind of editing you need, whether it’s more of a light and quick job or a heavier developmental treatment. We also promise thorough proofreading and meticulous indexing by industry professionals.
Producing a book is like conducting an orchestra—both require serious coordination among the various players who each contributes special skills. We have decades of experience managing and organizing book projects of all sizes and sorts, from poetry chapbooks to thousand-page field guides with multiple contributors. We handle every aspect of production, from raw manuscript to handing final files to the printer.
You may not want to judge a book by its cover, but readers will take all the aesthetics into account, including the feel of the paper, its readability, and of course, the dust jacket. A business manual does not look like a memoir for good reason—but we’ve designed both and just about everything in between. We've designed small simple poetry chapbooks and complex science books with hundreds of elements, including a multitude of charts, graphs, tables, figures, photos, and drawings. We've won numerous design awards, and we also work with many award-winning book designers.
One of the many services we offer is typesetting. And because we do it in-house, we aren’t waiting for pages to arrive from overseas transcribers. We take pride in producing the best book we can. It’s what we do.
David Peattie has been in book publishing since 1986. He is owner of BookMatters and publisher of Whereabouts Press. He has worked on staff and as a consultant for the University of California Press, Ten Speed Press, Mercury House, Lonely Planet Books, Sierra Club Books, Publishing 20/20, and ICS Press. He is an avid dog lover and mixologist.
Tanya Grove is an experienced editor and meticulous proofreader. She also teaches creative writing, attends oodles of writing workshops and conferences, reads a lot, and writes plays and children’s books. She would carry The Chicago Manual of Style with her wherever she goes if it fit more easily into her purse. A word nerd and grammar czar, Tanya loves language and proves that degrees in English Literature do, in fact, lead to paying jobs.