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Search Press

48-page Mail Order Catalogue

Search Press is the leading supplier of and craft books in the UK. They publish beautiful and practical books that delight and instruct artists and crafters of all skill levels the world over.

Asked to take their Summer 2018 catalogue from digital ‘roughs’ to final artwork, I copy-edited the text, checked the product details, refined the layout and prepared the whole 48-page catalogue for press.

www.searchpress.com

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Copy-editing, Proofreading, Layout Editing and Final Artwork

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Use Your Imagination

The Imaginarium (CREATE)
Starter Pack

The Imaginarium begins with a simple suitcase … but this suitcase holds the unexpected. The contents are the starting point for community story-making sessions with countless benefits for all ages and abilities.

This starter pack is designed to instruct, to suggest, to inspire, and to spread the word about this amazing creative tool, and encourage people to set up and run their own Imaginarium sessions.

Branding, design, copy-editing, typesetting, picture research & editing, artwork and print management

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A Long-running, Industry-credible Newsletter

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Copy-editing
Picture research & editing
Layout & pre-press

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Pioneering postal agency, ONEPOST, has produced a regular newsletter for over 10 years keeping its clients and prospects abreast of the latest news and information about the UK’s changing postal marketplace. Remarkably for a company publication it has achieved a respected position within the industry.

We have copy-edited well over 50 editions (16 or 20 A5 pages) of Post Impressions and handled all the picture research and editing, undertaken the typesetting and layout, and produced the final print-ready/digital artwork.

Books Are Now in Your Hands

Tales from the Walled Garden

Tales from the Walled Garden

A delightful collection of short stories written and illustrated by the owner of a walled garden used to provide gardening therapy for people with learning difficulties and mental health issues.

The collection was published in print, print-on-demand, and digitally.

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Design, copy-editing, typesetting and layout, pre-press and formatting for digital editions

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From Service to Civvy Street

Two Worlds – From Service to Civvy Street
Exhibition Brochure

Two Worlds – Legacy was the third and final exhibition in a series charting the experiences of people who had made or were making the transition – for various reasons – from the services to ‘civvy street’.

The accompanying brochure reviewed the previous exhibitions and then illustrated this exhibition which focused on the memories and memorabilia of life in the services.

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Layout, copy-editing, and artwork  

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Helping Organise Your World

Rock Villa Resources
Website

Designed for a start-up offering executive assistant and lifestyle support services.

Using testimonials as a central platform to demonstrate the range of services and illustrate experience. Created in WordPress to use posts as an easy and effective means of adding and updating testimonials and ‘tagging’ them for easy viewing of the various skill areas.

Concept and copy 

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Video Training for Internet Technicians

Guerrilla Productions
Video training scripts

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Additional research & scriptwriting 

This London-based video production company was commissioned to produce an extensive series of video tutorials – on computer networking and the internet – targeted at the Indian market.

Guerrilla appointed a project manager/senior script editor and a technical editor to produce focused script briefs from the complex source material. A small team of writers then developed these briefs and wrote the detailed scripts explaining the subject and adding additional visual ideas to help student understanding.

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Hacking Methods and Tools

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Network Services

An Information Resource for Business

Business Link was the major channel for providing government and general business information to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Now replaced by a more government information oriented service as part of the October 2012 launch of www.gov.uk, the original service offered a wide range of help and advice.

I contributed several articles on general business subjects.

Research & writing 

Connoisseur Collection

Corgi Sales
Magazine Insert 

Designed to evoke the British sports car heritage of the 1950s and 60s, the Corgi Connoisseur Collection comprised four limited edition two-car chrome models each mounted on a plinth.

Sold only by mail order the Collection helped restart the fortunes of the Corgi name.

Copywriting

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Not All Bean Counters Are the Same

Phillip Corbin + Associates
Website

Designed for a small tax advisory and accounting practice to differentiate it from the many competing firms.

The content was based on demonstrating that the practice staff – while extremely well qualified and professional – were also people with a sense of reality, humour, and a strong ethical trait.

Concept and copy 

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Mutual Assistance

Regis Mutual Management
Website

Regis employ the principles of mutuality and co-operative insurance management to operate mutual insurance companies on behalf of major coporate groups and industry associations.

Being a recently established company they required a direct website that positioned their brand as a reliable supplier to this high value market.

Design, copy and production

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Parallel Lives

Claque Theatre
Programme

Production of an informative programme for a community play in a Sussex village.

Part of a strong tradition of community plays, Parallel Lives  was produced as a promenade performance in the village church. All the actors and most of the ‘crew’ were local people, supported by a small professional team of director, writer and designer.

Layout, typesetting, copy editing, artwork and pre-press

The Vanishing Elephant

Claque Theatre
Programme

Production of a prestigious programme for a community play in local area of Tunbridge Wells.

It was this community project – originally called ‘Camden Road, The Musical’ – that gave birth to the current thriving  arts organisation CREATE (Camden Road Education, Arts, and Theatre Enterprise) which continues to be at the centre of its community.

Layout, typesetting, copy editing, artwork and pre-press

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Promoting Arts in the Community

CREATE {Camden Road Educational Arts & Theatre Enterprise}
Website 

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Built upon the enthusiasm for performance and community involvement that followed a local community theatre production in 2009, CREATE continues to run a community choir, book events, and improvised theatre  as well as running the successful Wintern Lantern Parade, held every February through the streets of Tunbridge Wells.

As the main means of keeping a diverse audience up-to-date with events the website is central to CREATE achieving its goal of involving the community.

Design, copy, content development and management

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Linking a Community through the Arts

CREATE {Camden Road Educational Arts & Theatre Enterprise}
Newsletters

As a community arts organisation, CREATE strives to involve local residents and businesses in its activities.

These newsletters were distributed door-to-door by group members to extend the reach of CREATE’s message to its catchment area.

Concept, copy editing, layout & pre-press

At Risk of Standing Out

Certus Limited
AIRMIC Exhibition Stand

AIRMIC is the professional association for those involved in risk management and insurance within their own companies. The important annual conference also includes a major exhibition space for delegates to explore different options open to them.

Certus used this major aveneue to its customer base for several years with a cost-effective, but striking, stand design.

Concept and design

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Community Concerts

CREATE {Camden Road Educational Arts & Theatre Enterprise}
Posters & flyers 

The CREATE Community Choir (no auditions – everybody welcome) has developed a reputation over the last few years for producing very high quality Christmas and Summer Concerts – including a mix of readings as well as a songs to please a wide range of musical tastes.

The Summer Concerts have centred round a strong theme and these (as well as obviously Christmas) have provided the inspiration for the promotional material.

Concepts, copy, layout & pre-press

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Displaying our Arts

CREATE {Camden Road Educational Arts & Theatre Enterprise}
Display banner 

By its very community nature, CREATE is involved in a whole range of projects – so visitors to events can find it a little baffling.

This five foot high banner, used prominently at all events, was created to provide a brief overview of activities and provides a talking point for potential new members.

Concept, copy, layout & pre-press

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Safer Shipping

Major Shipping Line
(via agency)
Internal training material 

This major carrier of cargoes worldwide need to increase awareness of terrorism and security threats among its crews and staff and provide an understanding of how their actions contributed to the overall safety of the service.

This project was successfully co-ordinated across a team of writers.

Copywriting