Developing successful textbooks with school and university publishers
Even the most experienced author can benefit from an analytical read of their manuscript. I work with publishers and authors to develop textbooks that help students learn and persuade lecturers and teachers to adopt. Focusing on the market needs for your specific project, I sensitively coach authors to develop strong competitive features, an appropriate writing style and level for the audience, adherence to the syllabus and effective pedagogical features.
Line editing/ rewriting
For authors needing a little more help or for projects on a tight timescale I provide a more hands-on line editing (or rewriting) service in addition to development editing.
Insightful market research can be invaluable to publishers. Whether you want to enter a new market, maximise sales of a new edition or improve your online learning platform, carefully tailored market research will help you understand your customers’ needs. I can take you through the whole research process, including designing the research, finding and managing reviewers, analysing the results and providing a written summary and recommendations.
A successful book and its timely delivery relies on effective project management. Whether it is a multi-contributor handbook or a textbook with tight deadlines, I will guide the project from initial idea to manuscript submission, working with you, your authors and your reviewers to manage the process smoothly and to deadlines.
Do you need help with a project? Get in touch to discuss how we could work together.
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Hetty is a joy to work with... She is reliable, can be depended on to meet deadlines ... and [is] extremely conscientious about ensuring high quality content. I would highly recommend Hetty for any similar projects.
Hetty is methodical, thorough, professional, and calm in the face of unexpected challenges...Hetty’s level of engagement with the project and skill at working with academic authors was very impressive throughout.
Hetty collaborated with us on one of our most high-profile Business textbooks: her work was simply excellent. Hetty’s expert editing skills helped us achieve a remarkable level of consistency and clarity across the chapters.
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