Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman - Designer

Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK

Very experienced typesetter/formatter of books and magazines with more than 25 years' experience; also a qualified professional copy editor.

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Overview


Wouldn't it be great to have your book typeset by someone who understands words and considers them as part of the job, and doesn't just see the text as 'grey stuff'? For 25 years I have been a typesetter and editor in parallel, and can offer you the gold standard in publishing.

I have worked on hundreds of books and thousands of magazine issues over a long and successful freelance career in publishing. I can typeset the interior of any kind of book, using whichever tools are most appropriate for the job: these include Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Vellum, PressBooks and a variety of software used for creating or editing ebooks. As you can see from the small sample of my portfolio below, I have typeset/formatted books of all genres, from business books by award-winning entrepreneurs to novels by famous names and even a recipe book by a Michelin-starred chef.

I can also offer advice for self-publishers – I have extensive experience of Amazon KDP (where I have published a bestselling book of my own) and IngramSpark as well as using traditional printers if your book needs a more specialist touch, such as a hardback with ribbons and endpapers.

I also copy edit for well-known publishers such as Unbound, the Bodleian Library and SRA Books – in select cases I am open to discussing editing your book too, although at Reedsy my focus is currently typesetting.

Books are my life, and I'd love to help you with yours!


Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Health & Wellbeing
History
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Historical Fiction

Certifications

  • Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)
  • Partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)

Work experience

Freelance editor and typesetter

Hawker Publications
July, 1999 – Present (almost 22 years)

I have edited and typeset numerous books for Hawker Publications on subjects such as dementia care and health/social care, as well as helping to produce hundreds of issues of magazines, both as a designer and an editor.

Freelance editor and designer

Self-employed
January, 1999 – Present (over 22 years)

• Providing a full editorial outsourcing service to publishing companies
• Ran one of Dennis Publishing's magazines for three years (Your Family History), putting together an editorial and design team, and commissioning all the content
• Past and present client list includes publishers (eg Hawker Publications, Discover Your Ancestors Publishing, NavyBooks, Trinity Mirror, StreetBooks); membership organisations (eg the National Federation of Property Professionals, the Residential Landlords Association, the Fortress Study Group); and individual businesses and authors needing to produce books or magazines (eg Casting Call Pro, Cotswold Wildlife Park, the University of Durham)

Portfolio (26 selected works)

Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous: How to power up your profile and get known for what you do

Penny Haslam

In today’s noisy marketplace, it’s crucial you find ways to get noticed.But do you shy away from the spotlight for fear of feeling like an idiot or looking like a show-off? Do you see others out there, attracting the kind of attention you wish you could get?If so, you need to Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous!Jam-packed with stories, advice, case studies and encouragement, Penny shares pro-tip... read more

In today’s noisy marketplace, it’s crucial you find ways to get noticed.But do you shy away from the spotlight for fear of feeling like an idiot or looking like a show-off? Do you see others out there, attracting the kind of attention you wish you could get?If so, you need to Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous!Jam-packed with stories, advice, case studies and encouragement, Penny shares pro-tip... read more

Fear Hack

Hilary Gallo

What happens if we turn fear around and look at it from a different angle? If we welcome what scares us in, as our friend, what does it become and where does it help us go?

What happens if we turn fear around and look at it from a different angle? If we welcome what scares us in, as our friend, what does it become and where does it help us go?

Lomita For Ever

Eve, Trevor

Married to a Cave Man

Damien Owens

Redmond and Nancy. Vincent and Julie. Leo and Deirdre.Three young couples doing their best to keep the magic alive amid the nappies, bills and dirty dishes in recession-hit Dublin.When each of these husbands decides that he deserves a man cave — a space where he can get away from it all and be alone with his toys — simmering tensions come to the boil. A heartfelt comic novel about the trials o... read more

Redmond and Nancy. Vincent and Julie. Leo and Deirdre.Three young couples doing their best to keep the magic alive amid the nappies, bills and dirty dishes in recession-hit Dublin.When each of these husbands decides that he deserves a man cave — a space where he can get away from it all and be alone with his toys — simmering tensions come to the boil. A heartfelt comic novel about the trials o... read more

And Still the Music Plays: Stories of People with Dementia

Graham Stokes

And Still the Music Plays

And Still the Music Plays

Discover Your Ancestors Magazine Issue 6

Various

This 196 page bookazine contains new in-depth articles, research advice, social history, 'how to' features, case studies, places in focus, and much more! It is ideal for both experienced researchers and those just starting out. - Fascinating features about life in the past - Different types of records explored - Jane Austen: 200th Anniversary - Milestones of past lives: Follow key moments in y... read more

This 196 page bookazine contains new in-depth articles, research advice, social history, 'how to' features, case studies, places in focus, and much more! It is ideal for both experienced researchers and those just starting out. - Fascinating features about life in the past - Different types of records explored - Jane Austen: 200th Anniversary - Milestones of past lives: Follow key moments in y... read more

Not Another Care Handbook

106 contributors

This book presents the condensed thoughts of 109 care home experts who have each written a chapter on key issues affecting the vitally important role of the manager in a care home. With over 100 authors each making 10 points there are more than 1000 pearls of wisdom. The book is designed to inspire, stimulate and inform.

This book presents the condensed thoughts of 109 care home experts who have each written a chapter on key issues affecting the vitally important role of the manager in a care home. With over 100 authors each making 10 points there are more than 1000 pearls of wisdom. The book is designed to inspire, stimulate and inform.

Today South London, Tomorrow South London

Andrew Grumbridge, Mr Vince Raison

Blood On The Stone

Jake Lynch

March 1681. Oxford is hosting the English Parliament under the ‘merry monarch’, King Charles II. As politicians and their hangers-on converge on the divided city, an MP is found murdered, triggering tensions that threaten mayhem on the streets. Luke Sandys, Chief Officer of the Oxford Bailiffs, must solve the crime and thwart the plot. On his side is the respect for evidence and logic he absor... read more

March 1681. Oxford is hosting the English Parliament under the ‘merry monarch’, King Charles II. As politicians and their hangers-on converge on the divided city, an MP is found murdered, triggering tensions that threaten mayhem on the streets. Luke Sandys, Chief Officer of the Oxford Bailiffs, must solve the crime and thwart the plot. On his side is the respect for evidence and logic he absor... read more

Go West

David Quantick

GO WEST is a novel about Charlie Bread, self-styled Antiques Whisperer and forgery hunter. When Charlie is sent on the trail of a mysterious document that may have been written by the inventor of Peter Pan, his life becomes a road movie full of pursuit and intrigue, soundtracked by old John Peel shows, the beautiful Penelope, and a game of high road hide-and-seek all across the West Country. I... read more

GO WEST is a novel about Charlie Bread, self-styled Antiques Whisperer and forgery hunter. When Charlie is sent on the trail of a mysterious document that may have been written by the inventor of Peter Pan, his life becomes a road movie full of pursuit and intrigue, soundtracked by old John Peel shows, the beautiful Penelope, and a game of high road hide-and-seek all across the West Country. I... read more

East of England

Eamonn Griffin

Dan Matlock is out of jail. He’s got a choice. Stay or leave. Go back to where it all went wrong, or just get out of the county. Disappear. Start again as someone else. But it’s not as simple as that. There’s the matter of the man he killed. It wasn’t murder, but even so. You tell that to the family. Especially when that family is the Mintons, who own half of what’s profitable and two-thirds o... read more

Dan Matlock is out of jail. He’s got a choice. Stay or leave. Go back to where it all went wrong, or just get out of the county. Disappear. Start again as someone else. But it’s not as simple as that. There’s the matter of the man he killed. It wasn’t murder, but even so. You tell that to the family. Especially when that family is the Mintons, who own half of what’s profitable and two-thirds o... read more

The Continuity Girl

Patrick Kincaid

1969. Hollywood descends on a tiny Scottish village for the making of Billy Wilder’s most ambitious picture yet: a sprawling epic detailing The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. But the formidable director and his crew soon come into conflict with Jim Outhwaite, a young scientist seeking evidence for monsters.2014. Stuck just a short walk from the East London street where she grew up, ambitious... read more

1969. Hollywood descends on a tiny Scottish village for the making of Billy Wilder’s most ambitious picture yet: a sprawling epic detailing The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. But the formidable director and his crew soon come into conflict with Jim Outhwaite, a young scientist seeking evidence for monsters.2014. Stuck just a short walk from the East London street where she grew up, ambitious... read more

The Sheriff's Catch (The Sassana Stone Pentalogy Book 1)

James Vella-Bardon

1588. Abel de Santiago has deserted the army and all but avenged his murdered wife, when he is captured and sold as a galley slave. As the Spanish Armada sails for England, there can be few souls on board more reluctant than him.After a crushing defeat to the enemy fleet, the Spanish ships are battered by extraordinary storms and Santiago finds himself washed ashore in Ireland, a country terro... read more

1588. Abel de Santiago has deserted the army and all but avenged his murdered wife, when he is captured and sold as a galley slave. As the Spanish Armada sails for England, there can be few souls on board more reluctant than him.After a crushing defeat to the enemy fleet, the Spanish ships are battered by extraordinary storms and Santiago finds himself washed ashore in Ireland, a country terro... read more

Light

Taylor, C.M.

Killing Beauties

Langman, Pete

Simba Chai

McWilliam, Sir Michael

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Michael Campling
It was a pleasure to work with Andrew. As a writer with some experience, it was important to find an editor who appreciated the level of editing required. Andrew hit the nail on the head, and his comments were thoughtful and helpful. Andrew was thorough and professional, and I was very pleased with the results.

Michael Campling, June 2020


Nicholas Harvey
Andrew has been a game changer for me. Communication has been prompt, professional and smooth from the first exchange. It's always a leap of faith to put your baby in the hands of someone you don't know and can't meet in person, but I felt confident in Andrew from the get go and the collaboration has been perfect. He has a very keen eye for the technicalities and rules of writing but slipped in...
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Nicholas Harvey, July 2019


Mia E
Excellent work, friendly and professional - couldn't have asked for a better editor. Invaluable advice and impeccable service

Mia E, June 2019

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