Paul Baillie-Lane

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London, UK

Book layout designer, typesetter and editorial project manager, who has been working with publishers and authors for over 10 years

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I believe that the text design and content of a book should be carefully paired – like food and fine wine – to give the reader the most pleasurable reading experience. Poor layout and type design can really kill a book, making text difficult to read or causing the readers' eye to catch on bad word breaks or wander off inadequate margins – or by simply not conveying the soul of the book in its design.

I'm a versatile and energetic publishing professional with over 10 years' experience in the industry, working closely with publishers and authors to create bespoke book layouts. From simple to complex designs and typography, to collating and inputting text and image corrections, and from unedited manuscript to print-ready files.

I provide full project management, copy-editing, proofreading, design and typesetting services – individually or as a full publishing package – and can work to any genre, design or budget.
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure
Crime & Mystery
Literature
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
History
Photography

Work experience

Project Editor

Self-employed
September, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

– Project management, from unedited manuscript to print-ready files
– Creating bespoke book layouts
– Typesetting and proof/corrections collation
– Copy-editing
– Copywriting book blurbs and marketing materials
– Proofreading

Project Editor

Vision Sports Publishing
April, 2014 – December, 2016 (over 2 years)

– Typography and book design
– Copy-editing
– Proofreading
– Project management
– Picture research

Freelance designer and typesetter

Self-employed
June, 2013 – Present (almost 6 years)

– Project management, from unedited manuscript to print-ready files
– Creating bespoke book layouts
– Typesetting and proof/corrections collation
– Copy-editing
– Copywriting book blurbs and marketing materials
– Proofreading

Senior Editor

The History Press
January, 2013 – December, 2013 (11 months)

– Assisting Commissioning Editor in ensuring the team's agreed annual programme is delivered in a timely manner and on budget by monitoring the progress of – Project managing a list of titles, prioritising an extensive workload
– Publishing a wide range of series and standalone books, including highly illustrated titles
– Commissioning external freelance suppliers, writing briefs and negotiating fees
– Creating and maintaining professional working relationships with authors, external companies and freelancers
– Maintaining relationships with colleagues through frequent communication and meetings with design, production, marketing and sales departments
– Picture research and negotiating of rights for print and digital platforms
– Preparing print-ready files for digital conversion
– Copy-editing and proofreading
– Typography and page design
– Copywriting for cover blurbs and marketing materials

Project Editor

The History Press
June, 2012 – February, 2013 (8 months)

– Assisting Commissioning Editor in ensuring the team's agreed annual programme is delivered in a timely manner and on budget by monitoring the progress of titles
– Project managing two publishing lists simultaneously, prioritising an extensive workload
– Publishing a wide range of series and standalone books, including highly illustrated titles
– Commissioning external freelance suppliers, writing briefs and negotiating fees
– Creating and maintaining professional working relationships with authors, external companies and freelancers
– Maintaining relationships with colleagues through frequent communication and meetings with design, production, marketing and sales departments
– Picture research and negotiating of rights for print and digital platforms
– Preparing print-ready files for digital conversion
– Copy-editing and proofreading
– Typography and page design
– Copywriting for cover blurbs and marketing materials

Portfolio (20 selected works)

World Rugby Yearbook 2016

Karen Bond, Paul Baillie-Lane, John Griffiths

Bumper Rugby World Cup 2015 review edition of the acclaimed World Rugby Yearbook, the ever-popular and utterly comprehensive review of the rugby year. The World Rugby Yearbook 2016 is the largest edition of the book to date. It includes a comprehensive review of Rugby World Cup 2015 - the biggest and best tournament to date with more than 2.4 million fans attending the matches and watched in 7... read more

Bumper Rugby World Cup 2015 review edition of the acclaimed World Rugby Yearbook, the ever-popular and utterly comprehensive review of the rugby year. The World Rugby Yearbook 2016 is the largest edition of the book to date. It includes a comprehensive review of Rugby World Cup 2015 - the biggest and best tournament to date with more than 2.4 million fans attending the matches and watched in 7... read more

Lane, The

Martin Cloake, Adam Powley, Steve Perryman

In 1899 Spurs had a problem. The football club formed as 'Hotspur FC' just 17 years previously was now so popular that their 14,000 capacity ground at Northumberland Park was unable to cope with the growing crowds. So, in the summer of that year a former nursery for growing fruit and veg located on land behind the nearby White Hart pub was purchased, the stands from the old ground dismantled a... read more

In 1899 Spurs had a problem. The football club formed as 'Hotspur FC' just 17 years previously was now so popular that their 14,000 capacity ground at Northumberland Park was unable to cope with the growing crowds. So, in the summer of that year a former nursery for growing fruit and veg located on land behind the nearby White Hart pub was purchased, the stands from the old ground dismantled a... read more

The Elegant Lie

Sam Eastland

Under the Night

Alan Glynn

Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

The Shrouded Path

Sarah Ward

Kismet

Luke Tredget

Leila

Prayaag Akbar

Beastie Boys Book

Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz

Before She Knew Him

Peter Swanson

Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times

Professor Alan Walker

Cold Desert Sky (Charlie Yates 3)

Rod Reynolds

Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White House

Luke Harding

MOSCOW, July 1987. Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump visits Soviet Russia for the first time at the invitation of the government. LONDON, December 2016. Luke Harding meets former MI6 officer Christopher Steele to discuss the president-elects connections with Russia. Harding follows two leads; money and sex. WASHINGTON, January 2017. Steeles explosive dossier alleges that the Kremlin has been 'cu... read more

MOSCOW, July 1987. Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump visits Soviet Russia for the first time at the invitation of the government. LONDON, December 2016. Luke Harding meets former MI6 officer Christopher Steele to discuss the president-elects connections with Russia. Harding follows two leads; money and sex. WASHINGTON, January 2017. Steeles explosive dossier alleges that the Kremlin has been 'cu... read more

Death Is Hard Work

Khaled Khalifa

The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

Dean Burnett

Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

Tunnel Vision

Kevin Breathnach

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Russell Martin
Paul Baille-Lane is not only extremely professional, but is also very kind and easy to work with. He has surpassed my expectations on this project. His work is superb and I highly recommend his talent for your consideration! I am a very pleased client!

Russell Martin, May 2019

Paul Baillie-Lane
Thanks guys! Best of luck with The Portal Series.

Reply from Paul Baillie-Lane


Russell Martin
Paul is extremely professional and knowledgeable. His availability and communications were excellent!

Russell Martin, April 2019

Paul Baillie-Lane
Thank you, Russell and Laura, for the kind review. It's been a pleasure, and I look forward to working with you both in the future. Good luck with the book! Paul

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