Peter Burgess

Peter Burgess - Designer

Abingdon, UK

Designer of Oxford Dictionaries, The British National Formulary, and many fine art and literature books. I am a scribe for Kate Bush.

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Overview

A complete book design service, for covers, text, and publicity. With over 30 years experience in the industry, I can guide writers and editorial staff through the complete design process, which is always fun. I am a highly skilled typographer and have designed many complex titles that include The British National Formulary and over 50 Oxford Dictionaries. I also have considerable experience of fine art books, especially photography and have worked with the Magnum photographer David Goldblatt. Picture research and illustration commissioning are part of the service.

I have designed books that have sold millions, as well as limited editions of one. I have a lot of expertise in reference books that are thousands of pages long and have even designed custom typefaces when needed. My knowledge of printing and pre-press has saved many of my client's thousands of pounds.

Once your book is designed, I can help find a printer. For a really unforgettable experience, I can arrange for authors to see their book being printed by some of the worlds greatest printers including Graphicom SrL in Verona. I am a passionate reader and love books.
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies
Literature
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Design
Education & Reference
ELT
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry

Work experience

Peter Burgess

Self-employed
January, 2000 – Present (over 19 years)

I offer a complete book design service, for covers, text, and publicity. With over 30 years experience in the industry, I can guide writers and editorial staff through the complete design process, which is always fun. I am a highly skilled typographer, and have designed many complex titles that include The British National Formulary and over 50 Oxford Dictionaries. I also have considerable experience of fine art books, and have worked with world class pre-press and printers including Graphicom SrL in Verona and Bookworks in London. I am a passionate reader and love books.

Senior Designer

Goodfellow & Egan, Cambridge
February, 1999 – February, 2000 (about 1 year)

Ran in-house design department of one of the UKs most respected book typesetters, specialisation in academic and educational publishing. Duties included designing concepts and presenting these to clients, and managing an experienced team of typesetters and repro specialists. Broad range of clients included; Cambridge University Press, Longman, Macmillan, Nelson, Penguin, and Cardozo Kindersley

Art Director

Motivate Publishing
July, 1998 – December, 1999 (over 1 year)

Designer at commercial publisher in Dubai UAE. Duties included design of trade books, magazines, and advertorials, including the guide to Dubai GITEX (the biggest computer trade fair in the Gulf). I also worked with the arabic typesetting team to ensure the quality of arabic content.

Book designer

Oxford University Press
July, 1989 – June, 1998 (almost 9 years)

My career started in the ELT department at Oxford University Press in 1989, where disciplined traditional typography and an eye for detail were essential. I worked on the OUP Grammar and Usage series, including the design of Practical English Usage by Michael Swan. My interest in typography also meant I became involved with Dictionary design.

In 1994 I moved to Oxford University Press Southern Africa in Cape Town, on an exciting list of post–Apartheid books. Several of these books became award winning; A Country Unmasked, by Alex Borraine, This is my world by Susan Imrie Ross, and Ways of Dying by Zake Mda. The latter book became a best seller and Zake Mda is now published internationally.

During this time, I helped OUPSA launch their dictionary series,which has been a great success, and now covers all the official languages of South Africa. I still work freelance for OUPSA, and this dictionary series continues to grow

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 8th edition (Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

Hornby A. S.

Improve your English language skills with the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Understand what words mean. Learn how to say them. Know how to use them.The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD) is a world best-seller. It is now available for Kindle: set the OALD as your default dictionary on your Kindle e-book reader (2nd generation or newer only) or Kindle iOS app and you will able ... read more

Improve your English language skills with the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Understand what words mean. Learn how to say them. Know how to use them.The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD) is a world best-seller. It is now available for Kindle: set the OALD as your default dictionary on your Kindle e-book reader (2nd generation or newer only) or Kindle iOS app and you will able ... read more

BNF 75 (British National Formulary) March 2018

Compiled with the advice of clinical experts and continually updated to reflect the latest evidence from credible sources worldwide, the new edition of the British National Formulary 75 (BNF) provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. Access to the latest edition of the BNF is vital for healthcare professionals, as it reflects current best practice as... read more

Compiled with the advice of clinical experts and continually updated to reflect the latest evidence from credible sources worldwide, the new edition of the British National Formulary 75 (BNF) provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. Access to the latest edition of the BNF is vital for healthcare professionals, as it reflects current best practice as... read more

Maxims of a Man of Schemes

Vladimir Peftiev

Ethiopia: Past and Present

Julie Green, Joanna Lumley

Travel photographer Julie Green first visited Ethiopia in the 1960s. Here, her breathtaking photographs from that period are joined by photographs of Ethiopia today. The result is a stunning panoply of images from across Ethiopia celebrating the beauties of this ancient land, ranging from the castles and rock churches of the north to remote rural communities of the Omo Valley in the south."

Travel photographer Julie Green first visited Ethiopia in the 1960s. Here, her breathtaking photographs from that period are joined by photographs of Ethiopia today. The result is a stunning panoply of images from across Ethiopia celebrating the beauties of this ancient land, ranging from the castles and rock churches of the north to remote rural communities of the Omo Valley in the south."

Form-Focused Instruction and Teacher Education - Oxford Applied Linguistics: Studies in Honour of Rod Ellis

Sandra Fotos, Hossein Nassaji

An overview of form-focused instruction as an option for second language grammar teaching. It combines theoretical concerns, classroom practices, and teacher education.

An overview of form-focused instruction as an option for second language grammar teaching. It combines theoretical concerns, classroom practices, and teacher education.

On the Ground: New Directions in Middle East Studies

Brian T. Edwards

On the Ground features the work of ten faculty members working in the field of Middle East and North African studies at Northwestern University s campuses in Doha, Qatar and Evanston, Illinois. Together, they challenge received wisdom by extending the debate through a narrative that is informed by a deep awareness of the conflicting ideologies and historical currents that have been at the hear... read more

On the Ground features the work of ten faculty members working in the field of Middle East and North African studies at Northwestern University s campuses in Doha, Qatar and Evanston, Illinois. Together, they challenge received wisdom by extending the debate through a narrative that is informed by a deep awareness of the conflicting ideologies and historical currents that have been at the hear... read more

Oxford American Dictionary for learners of English

Inc. Oxford University Press

Oxford's new American Dictionaries for learners of English offer students a dictionary that is just right for their level. Written specifically for students working to improve their English language skills, these dictionaries support English learners, struggling readers, and special education students with Basic to Advanced levels. Based on extensive research with U.S. teachers and language-le... read more

Oxford's new American Dictionaries for learners of English offer students a dictionary that is just right for their level. Written specifically for students working to improve their English language skills, these dictionaries support English learners, struggling readers, and special education students with Basic to Advanced levels. Based on extensive research with U.S. teachers and language-le... read more

Translation in Language Teaching (Oxford Applied Linguistics)

Guy Cook

A groundbreaking reconsideration of translation in English language teaching, this book is a survey and critical assessment of arguments for and against translation in different teaching contexts. This book proposes translation as one of a number of ways of relating English to students own languages. It surveys the contexts of monolingual and bilingual teaching and discusses the different uses... read more

A groundbreaking reconsideration of translation in English language teaching, this book is a survey and critical assessment of arguments for and against translation in different teaching contexts. This book proposes translation as one of a number of ways of relating English to students own languages. It surveys the contexts of monolingual and bilingual teaching and discusses the different uses... read more

The Morphology of Chinese: A Linguistic and Cognitive Approach

Jerome L. Packard

This ground breaking study dispels the common belief that Chinese 'doesn't have words' but instead 'has characters'. Jerome Packard's book provides a comprehensive discussion of the linguistic and cognitive nature of Chinese words. It shows that Chinese, far from being 'morphologically impoverished', has a different morphological system because it selects different 'settings' on parameters sha... read more

This ground breaking study dispels the common belief that Chinese 'doesn't have words' but instead 'has characters'. Jerome Packard's book provides a comprehensive discussion of the linguistic and cognitive nature of Chinese words. It shows that Chinese, far from being 'morphologically impoverished', has a different morphological system because it selects different 'settings' on parameters sha... read more

Dicionario Oxford Escolar: para estudiantes brasileiros de ingles

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Practical English Usage (2nd Edition)

Michael Swan

Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may... read more

Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may... read more

Ancient Persia (Introductory Guides)

John Curtis

Physical description: 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps, 1 colour portrait ; 25 cm. Notes: Previous edition: 1989. Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: Persia (ancient Iran) occupies an important place among the great civilizations of the ancient world. Civilization began early in Iran, as it did elsewhere in the Ancient Near East, and the author traces ... read more

Physical description: 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps, 1 colour portrait ; 25 cm. Notes: Previous edition: 1989. Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: Persia (ancient Iran) occupies an important place among the great civilizations of the ancient world. Civilization began early in Iran, as it did elsewhere in the Ancient Near East, and the author traces ... read more

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