James Ryan

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Worcester, UK

I work in areas as diverse as law, history, social sciences, geography, and others. I'm a qualified lawyer. A quality and timely service.

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Overview

I have worked in professional publishing as an editor, writer, proofreader and project manager for more than 35 years. I have experience in many fields (from law to social sciences and beyond) and have worked in many formats books, looseleafs, online etc). I have a passion for language and a dedication to providing the best possible cost-effective service. We can and do work in most subject fields. I have worked with some of the biggest and best publishing companies in the world - from Bloomsbury to Penguin, OUP to Routledge.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Finance & Accounting
History
Law
Philosophy
Politics & Current Affairs
Publishing

Certifications

  • MA (Oxon)

Work experience

Managing Director

Self-employed
October, 2004 – Present (over 14 years)

Our team of high quality professionals, enabling us to provide entirely flexible editorial, production and training services – from discrete editorial functions such as copyediting, proofreading and indexing, to the project management of individual titles, to the management of entire publishing lists on an ongoing basis.​

Founded in 2004, we offer a management team with extensive knowledge of all aspects of editorial and production principles and procedures, built through decades of experience. Our in-depth knowledge of publishing processes, including the latest digital technology, allows us to devise and deliver the most cost-effective solutions possible whilst always ensuring that the highest editorial standards are upheld.

We can and do work in most subject fields. We have worked with some of the biggest and best publishing companies in the world - from Bloomsbury to Penguin, OUP to Routledge.

Managing Editor

Lexis Nexis
November, 1990 – October, 2004 (almost 14 years)

I started as a copy-editor, learning every aspect of the publishing business at one of the largest publishers in the UK. I worked on over a thousand titles during my time there. When I left, I was the manager of the textbooks department, and developed extensive skills in areas such as project management and new technologies. I learned and developed skills that enabled me to work smarter - producing titles more quickly and cost-effectively, while retaining the quality that was so essential in this field. I worked with many excellent freelances in the field - and this led to my decision to leave to establish my own publishing services company.

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Victim Reparation under the Ius Post Bellum

Shavana Musa

Victim Reparation under the Ius Post Bellum fills an enormous gap in international legal scholarship. It questions the paradigmatic shift of rights to reparation towards a morality-based theory of international law. At a time when international law has a tendency to take a purely positivistic and international approach, Shavana Musa questions whether an embrace of an evaluative approach alongs... read more

Victim Reparation under the Ius Post Bellum fills an enormous gap in international legal scholarship. It questions the paradigmatic shift of rights to reparation towards a morality-based theory of international law. At a time when international law has a tendency to take a purely positivistic and international approach, Shavana Musa questions whether an embrace of an evaluative approach alongs... read more

Image and Reality of Roman Imperial Power in the Third Century AD

Lukas de Blois

Image and Reality of Roman Imperial Power in the Third Century AD focuses on the wide range of available sources of Roman imperial power in the period AD 193-284, ranging from literary and economic texts, to coins and other artefacts. This volume examines the impact of war on the foundations of the economic, political, military, and ideological power of third-century Roman emperors, and the la... read more

Image and Reality of Roman Imperial Power in the Third Century AD focuses on the wide range of available sources of Roman imperial power in the period AD 193-284, ranging from literary and economic texts, to coins and other artefacts. This volume examines the impact of war on the foundations of the economic, political, military, and ideological power of third-century Roman emperors, and the la... read more

Ship Registration: Law and Practice

Edward Watt, Richard Coles

Ship Registration Law and Practice is fully updated and now entering its third edition. Part of Lloyd’s Shipping Law Library, it is the most authoritative guide to the theory and practice of ship registration in the most popular jurisdictions. It contains the reference material needed to submit a vessel for registration at the leading ship registries world-wide, as well as extracts from key in... read more

Ship Registration Law and Practice is fully updated and now entering its third edition. Part of Lloyd’s Shipping Law Library, it is the most authoritative guide to the theory and practice of ship registration in the most popular jurisdictions. It contains the reference material needed to submit a vessel for registration at the leading ship registries world-wide, as well as extracts from key in... read more

Invitation to Research in Practical Theology

Zoë Bennett, Elaine Graham, Stephen Pattison, Heather Walton

Practical theology as a subject area has grown and become more sophisticated in its methods and self-understanding over the last few decades. This book provides a complete and original research primer in the major theories, approaches and methods at the cutting-edge of research in contemporary practical theology. It represents a reflection on the very practice of the discipline itself, its fou... read more

Practical theology as a subject area has grown and become more sophisticated in its methods and self-understanding over the last few decades. This book provides a complete and original research primer in the major theories, approaches and methods at the cutting-edge of research in contemporary practical theology. It represents a reflection on the very practice of the discipline itself, its fou... read more

The English Legal System

David Kelly

Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System explains and critically assesses how our law is made and applied. Annually updated, this authoritative textbook clearly describes the legal rules of England and Wales and their collective influence as a sociocultural institution. This latest edition of The English Legal System presents and analyses changes made to the legal system and digests recent... read more

Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System explains and critically assesses how our law is made and applied. Annually updated, this authoritative textbook clearly describes the legal rules of England and Wales and their collective influence as a sociocultural institution. This latest edition of The English Legal System presents and analyses changes made to the legal system and digests recent... read more

Among the Wolves of Court

Lauren Mackay

The tragic story of Anne Boleyn has been retold over the centuries, yet two key figures in Anne's life-her father Thomas and brother George- are often relegated to the margins of Henry VIII's turbulent reign. Well before Anne's coronation in 1533, Thomas was regarded as one of Henry's most skilled and experienced ambassadors, and George was a talented young courtier on the rise. But Anne's dow... read more

The tragic story of Anne Boleyn has been retold over the centuries, yet two key figures in Anne's life-her father Thomas and brother George- are often relegated to the margins of Henry VIII's turbulent reign. Well before Anne's coronation in 1533, Thomas was regarded as one of Henry's most skilled and experienced ambassadors, and George was a talented young courtier on the rise. But Anne's dow... read more

Film Feminisms

Kristin Lené Hole, Dijana Jelača

Film Feminisms offers a global and updated overview of the history, present-day concerns, and future of feminist film and theory. It introduces frameworks from phenomenology, affect theory, and psychoanalysis to reception studies, new media theories, and critical historiography, as well as engaging with key issues in documentary ethics, genre theory, and star studies. This new textbook situate... read more

Film Feminisms offers a global and updated overview of the history, present-day concerns, and future of feminist film and theory. It introduces frameworks from phenomenology, affect theory, and psychoanalysis to reception studies, new media theories, and critical historiography, as well as engaging with key issues in documentary ethics, genre theory, and star studies. This new textbook situate... read more

Women, Antifascism and Mussolini’s Italy

Isabelle Richet

Marion Cave Rosselli is remembered as the 'perfect companion' of the Italian Antifascist leader Carlo Rosselli, assassinated in Paris in June 1937. But little is known about the young English student fired with revolutionary enthusiasm who moved to Florence in 1919, witnessed the violent march of fascism to power and thereafter became a resolute adversary of the Mussolini dictatorship. Based o... read more

Marion Cave Rosselli is remembered as the 'perfect companion' of the Italian Antifascist leader Carlo Rosselli, assassinated in Paris in June 1937. But little is known about the young English student fired with revolutionary enthusiasm who moved to Florence in 1919, witnessed the violent march of fascism to power and thereafter became a resolute adversary of the Mussolini dictatorship. Based o... read more

Classic French Noir

Deborah Walker-Morrison

French film noir has long been seen as a phenomenon distinct from its Hollywood counterpart. This book - an innovative departure from conventional noir scholarship - now adopts a biocultural approach to exploring the French genre through the years 1941-1959. Chapters reveal noir as a product of the social and cultural factors at play in occupied, liberated and post-war France: marked by malais... read more

French film noir has long been seen as a phenomenon distinct from its Hollywood counterpart. This book - an innovative departure from conventional noir scholarship - now adopts a biocultural approach to exploring the French genre through the years 1941-1959. Chapters reveal noir as a product of the social and cultural factors at play in occupied, liberated and post-war France: marked by malais... read more

Academics, Artists, and Museums

Irina D. Costache, Clare Kunny

Collaboration and interdisciplinary practice in the museum are on the rise. Academics, Artists, and Museums examines twenty-first century partnerships between the museum and higher education sectors, with a focus on art museums and exhibits. The edited volume offers detailed analysis of how innovative curatorial relationships between museums and academia have sought to engage new, younger, aud... read more

Collaboration and interdisciplinary practice in the museum are on the rise. Academics, Artists, and Museums examines twenty-first century partnerships between the museum and higher education sectors, with a focus on art museums and exhibits. The edited volume offers detailed analysis of how innovative curatorial relationships between museums and academia have sought to engage new, younger, aud... read more

Double Insurance and Contribution

Nisha Mohamed

Double insurance is an issue which frequently arises in practice. Dr Nisha Mohamed delves into the problems which arise in double insurance and the attempts to provide a solution to the uncertainty of the law in this area. The book begins with a fascinating look at the history and development of the law of double insurance, outlining how it has developed, and the factors the court may take int... read more

Double insurance is an issue which frequently arises in practice. Dr Nisha Mohamed delves into the problems which arise in double insurance and the attempts to provide a solution to the uncertainty of the law in this area. The book begins with a fascinating look at the history and development of the law of double insurance, outlining how it has developed, and the factors the court may take int... read more

Digital Sports Journalism

Charles M. Lambert

Digital Sports Journalism gives detailed guidance on a range of digital practices for producing content for smartphones and websites. Each chapter discusses a skill that has become essential for sports journalists today, with student-friendly features throughout to support learning. These include case studies, examples of sports journalism from leading global publications, as well as top tips ... read more

Digital Sports Journalism gives detailed guidance on a range of digital practices for producing content for smartphones and websites. Each chapter discusses a skill that has become essential for sports journalists today, with student-friendly features throughout to support learning. These include case studies, examples of sports journalism from leading global publications, as well as top tips ... read more

The History of Evil in the Early Modern Age

Daniel Robinson

The third volume of The History of Evil encompasses the early modern era from 1450–1700. This revolutionary period exhibited immense change in both secular knowledge and sacred understanding. It saw the fall of Constantinople and the rise of religious violence, the burning of witches and the drowning of Anabaptists, the ill treatment of indigenous peoples from Africa to the Americas, the refra... read more

The third volume of The History of Evil encompasses the early modern era from 1450–1700. This revolutionary period exhibited immense change in both secular knowledge and sacred understanding. It saw the fall of Constantinople and the rise of religious violence, the burning of witches and the drowning of Anabaptists, the ill treatment of indigenous peoples from Africa to the Americas, the refra... read more

Law Express: Intellectual Property

Claire Howell, Benjamin Farrand

JOIN OVER HALF A MILLION STUDENTS WHO CHOSE TO REVISE WITH LAW EXPRESS Revise with the help of the UK’s bestselling law revision series. Features:· Review essential cases, statutes, and legal terms before exams.· Assess and approach the subject by using expert advice.· Gain higher marks with tips for advanced thinking and further discussions.· Avoid common pitfalls with Don’t be tempted to.· P... read more

JOIN OVER HALF A MILLION STUDENTS WHO CHOSE TO REVISE WITH LAW EXPRESS Revise with the help of the UK’s bestselling law revision series. Features:· Review essential cases, statutes, and legal terms before exams.· Assess and approach the subject by using expert advice.· Gain higher marks with tips for advanced thinking and further discussions.· Avoid common pitfalls with Don’t be tempted to.· P... read more

Q&A Medical Law

Jonathan Herring

Routledge Q&As give you the tools to practice and refine your exam technique, showing you how to apply your knowledge to maximum effect in assessment. Each book contains essay and problem-based questions on the most commonly examined topics, complete with expert guidance and model answers that help you to: Plan your revision and know what examiners are looking for: Introducing how best to appr... read more

Routledge Q&As give you the tools to practice and refine your exam technique, showing you how to apply your knowledge to maximum effect in assessment. Each book contains essay and problem-based questions on the most commonly examined topics, complete with expert guidance and model answers that help you to: Plan your revision and know what examiners are looking for: Introducing how best to appr... read more

Russia in the Time of Cholera

John P. Davis

As the nineteenth century drew to a close and epidemics in western Europe were waning, the deadly cholera vibrio continued to wreak havoc in Russia, outlasting the Romanovs. Scholars have since argued that cholera eventually fell prey to better sanitation and strict quarantine under the Soviets, citing as evidence imperial mismanagement, a ‘backward’ tsarist medical system and physicians’ anac... read more

As the nineteenth century drew to a close and epidemics in western Europe were waning, the deadly cholera vibrio continued to wreak havoc in Russia, outlasting the Romanovs. Scholars have since argued that cholera eventually fell prey to better sanitation and strict quarantine under the Soviets, citing as evidence imperial mismanagement, a ‘backward’ tsarist medical system and physicians’ anac... read more

Sceptics of Islam

Ralph M. Coury

Arab debates about the critical relationship between religion and modernity began in the early nineteenth century. Such debates are now integral to the struggle for power between a variety of political groups and their opponents, and are vital to understanding the modern Middle East. This unique volume introduces the writings of the Muslim and Arab Christian revisionist ‘free-thinkers’ who hav... read more

Arab debates about the critical relationship between religion and modernity began in the early nineteenth century. Such debates are now integral to the struggle for power between a variety of political groups and their opponents, and are vital to understanding the modern Middle East. This unique volume introduces the writings of the Muslim and Arab Christian revisionist ‘free-thinkers’ who hav... read more

The Middle Ages in Popular Imagination

Paul B. Sturtevant

It is often assumed that those outside of academia know very little about the Middle Ages. But the truth is not so simple. Non-specialists in fact learn a great deal from the myriad medievalisms – post-medieval imaginings of the medieval world – that pervade our everyday culture. These, like Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones, offer compelling, if not necessarily accurate, visions of the med... read more

It is often assumed that those outside of academia know very little about the Middle Ages. But the truth is not so simple. Non-specialists in fact learn a great deal from the myriad medievalisms – post-medieval imaginings of the medieval world – that pervade our everyday culture. These, like Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones, offer compelling, if not necessarily accurate, visions of the med... read more

Rivers and Society

Malcolm Cooper, Abhik Chakraborty, Shamik Chakraborty

Rivers and their watersheds constitute some of the most dynamic and complex landscapes. Rivers have sustained human communities, and human societies have utilized and altered river flows in a number of ways for millennia. However, the level of human impact on rivers, and on watershed environments, has become acute during the last hundred years or so. This book brings together empirical researc... read more

Rivers and their watersheds constitute some of the most dynamic and complex landscapes. Rivers have sustained human communities, and human societies have utilized and altered river flows in a number of ways for millennia. However, the level of human impact on rivers, and on watershed environments, has become acute during the last hundred years or so. This book brings together empirical researc... read more

Introduction to Intelligence Studies

Carl J. Jensen, III, David H. McElreath, Melissa Graves

Since the attacks of 9/11, the United States Intelligence Community (IC) has undergone an extensive overhaul. Perhaps the greatest of these changes has been the formation of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. As a cabinet-level official, the Director oversees the various agencies of the IC and reports directly to the President. The IC today faces challenges as it never has be... read more

Since the attacks of 9/11, the United States Intelligence Community (IC) has undergone an extensive overhaul. Perhaps the greatest of these changes has been the formation of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. As a cabinet-level official, the Director oversees the various agencies of the IC and reports directly to the President. The IC today faces challenges as it never has be... read more

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