One-Stop Shop

We are now offering an integrated typescript-to-print service that embraces editing, project management, design, typesetting, page make-up, proofreading, indexing – all the way to the final disk ready to go to the printer.

Over the years, publishers have outsourced more and more operations which were previously carried out in-house, and which are now done by a fragmented cottage industry of freelancers. Commissioning, scheduling and controlling a myriad of disparate freelance tasks has subsequently become an ever more time-consuming and stressful chore for overworked publishing managers.

The One-Stop Shop will enable you to outsource all the stress too! This does not mean that as a publisher you lose control of your project – far from it. You retain as much control as you want, and will be able to see, scrutinize and approve work in progress at every stage, in the normal way. The difference will be that we undertake all stages of the job and its management – once you have set it up with us, we do all the work, and you can relax, knowing it's in capable hands.


Bernard Dod studied classics at Cambridge, and moved as a postgraduate to Oxford, where he worked on the Aristotelian tradition in the Middle Ages, gaining a BLitt in 1971. He was a copy-editor at Oxford University Press 1969–76, an editor at Elsevier International Projects 1976–79, and senior editor at Phaidon Press 1979–2004. Since then he has worked as a freelance editor.
¶ Throughout his career he has been a hands-on editor, and has always taken personal responsibility for the manuscripts in his charge. He is a highly skilled and versatile text-editor, with experience of editing at all levels across the whole range of the humanities – classics, art, the applied arts, architecture, history, cultural history, philosophy, literature, languages. At Phaidon he was engaged in commissioning and training as well as editing and project management, taking books from initial conception through all stages to final ozalid and promotion. As a result he has a thorough working knowledge of all aspects of publishing, and is well versed and resourceful in the arts of liaison and negotiation.
¶ Notable books he has edited include George Steiner, After Babel (OUP, 1975), John North, Richard of Wallingford (3 vols., OUP, 1976), Samuel Schoenbaum, William Shakespeare: A Documentary Life (OUP, 1975), V.H. Heywood (ed.), Flowering Plants of the World (Elsevier/OUP, 1978), Peter Scott, Observations of Wildlife (Phaidon, 1980), Janet Backhouse, The Lindisfarne Gospels (Phaidon, 1981), William Curtis, Modern Architecture since 1900 (1st edn., 1982, 2nd edn., 1987, 3rd edn., 1996, Phaidon), Christopher de Hamel, A History of Illuminated Manuscripts (1st edn., 1986, 2nd edn., 1994, Phaidon), Norbert Lynton, Ben Nicholson (1993, Phaidon), E.H. Gombrich, The Story of Art (15th edn., 1995, Phaidon), John Pope-Hennessy, An Introduction to Italian Sculpture (4th edn., 3 vols., 1996, Phaidon), Lionel Lambourne, Victorian Painting (1999, Phaidon), David Summers, Real Spaces (2003, Phaidon), Jonathan Shepard (ed.), The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire (2008, CUP), and 9 volumes of the new editions of Pevsner’s Architectural Guides to England, Scotland and Wales (2006– in progress, Yale).



A protégé of Anthony Froshaug,
Phil Cleaver honed his typographic skills under Alan Fletcher at Pentagram, Wim Crouwel at TD in Holland, and Michael Wolf at Wolff Olins. Among his first books were The Best of the Byrds, A Visual Documentary of Pink Floyd and The Complete Guitar Player, which became a best seller.
¶ At the other end of the spectrum he has created classic typography for several of the Roxburghe Club’s privately printed volumes, and is designer and typographical advisor to The Book Collector. He is also typographical advisor to the Type Museum and Type Archive. The book of the exhibition designed for The Arcadian Library Arab Culture and Ottoman Magnificence in Antwerp’s Golden age by Alastair Hamilton won an entry into D&AD (British Design and Art Direction).
¶ For the richly illustrated series ‘Studies in the Arcadian Library’ Phil recut a typeface to re-create the rich effect of hot-metal setting. He was chose by Phaidon to design the English versions of the work of the famous French artist and illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempé. These elegant volumes have been praised by Sempé himself as the best-designed versions of his work in any language.
¶ Phil’s reputation is such that his early typographical work is archived in St Bride’s Printing Library, and the books he has designed are in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum Library.
God’s Cookbook (Arcadian Lifestyle) was the winner of the 2009 British Book and Production award for the best digitally printed book. In the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for Switzerland, it won, Best Mediterranean, Best Culinary History Book and Best Cookbook. It then went into the Paris Cookbook Fair and won the ‘Best in the World’.
¶ Voices of the Vivarais by Tessa Traeger was the winner of the 2010 British Book and Production award in Photographic Books Art / Architecture Monographs section, it was published to support the exhibition at Purdy Hicks Gallery.
¶ Books produced in collaboration with Bernard Dod include Real Spaces and Japonisme (Phaidon), The European Legacy (Qatar Foundation), Alan Villiers (National Maritime Museum), Ibn Baklarish’s Book of Simples, Scientific Expeditions to the Arab World, The Discovery of Oman, Visions of the Jinn: illustrations of the Arabian Nights and Bridge of Knowledge (The Arcadian Library), The Story of Aviation in Bahrain (Bahrain Aerospace) and Medieval Ivory Carvings, Early Christian to Romanesque and 3 volumes of Western Illuminated Manuscripts (Victoria and Albert Museum)


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