Time and the pandemic: the former has always gone by in the blink of an eye, but one of the latter’s milder conditions has been thinking otherwise, that time’s just trundling along.
Or: how is London Book Fair less than a month away?
If you’ll be there with an eye on increasing or diversifying your onshore copy-editing or project-management capacity, it’d be great to see you. Our stand is part of the IPG’s bigger stand (6E70/7E50), and we’ll be there on all three days.
As you’d expect, the last twelve months have been really important ones for the ERS, and we’re glad to have been able to help them add to their copy-editing capacity.
‘Sunrise helped us scale up our publishing output quickly when there was a sudden increase in workload during 2020, enabling us to hold down our lagtime without sacrificing quality. They were adaptable and responsive to feedback, and we’re very pleased with the outcome.’ Matt Broadhead, ERS
Next month, we’ll have been based at Plymouth University’s Brixham Laboratory for five years. Not that we’ve been on site much since March: the Laboratory is open and COVID-secure, but we’ve been working mostly from home, which is why email is still the quickest way to get in touch with us.
To comply with the UK government’s 23 March restrictions on movement, for the next three weeks we won’t usually be in the office to answer telephone calls. Instead, as we’re all working from home, we can give you a call – just email and let us know. And if you don’t have an individual member of staff’s email address, you can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
We hope that you’re all well and managing to find ways through the current crisis.
Here at Sunrise, we’re working as usual. Our office, in Brixham, is open, and all of us are set up to work from home, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch as and when you need to. We’d be happy to hear from you.
Language Log – and, as ever, their comment contributors – got involved with the history of further and farther last month, a post we remembered today in response to a query from an author. The post is available here, and if you find that it passes the time quickly then we’ve got a query of our own: are you a capable copy-editor with TeX experience? We’d be pleased to hear from you if you are; just drop us a line.
Our editorial work with BCS, the Chartered Institute of IT, includes more than copy-editing. When required, we work with their authors at an earlier stage of the process, helping them to develop their manuscripts – for example, to define clearly the aim of a book and each of its chapters before setting about achieving them. Is the target reader being served as well as possible, not only in terms of the overall structure but the specifics of the material. Is there too much detail? Is there too much context? Is it sufficiently focused or have topics been mixed? Has everything been explained and justified?
The title pictured above is one that we helped to develop editorially last year, as well as taking it through to final print- and online-ready files – a rare case of project managing Project-Management.
Congratulations to Juliano Fiori and his colleagues on the launch of the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, which it’s been a pleasure for us to help out with. The new journal is hosted jointly by The Humanitarian Affairs Team at Save the Children UK, Centre de Réflexion sur l’Action et les Savoirs Humanitaires MSF (Paris) and the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester – and you can read more, including the issue itself, at manchester openhive, the home of Manchester University Press’s Open Access content.
Not a Performance review, just a couple of photos of the book, which we enjoyed project managing and copy-editing. It’s available here – and the very best of luck with it to Daniel, Kristina and Misty.