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28 April 2010Spring is sprung

I'm delighted to report that Forestry Commission Scotland's website, Dunoon's Forests, is now up and running. Working with friend and colleague Verity Walker, I researched and wrote all the history and landscape pages of this extensive website over a year ago now. The site is a fascinating look at a slice of Scotland's countryside. (Click on external link below to see it).

I've recently finished Bookselling and the BA 2010, the Booksellers Assocation's new-look annual review. I worked with the BA team to come up with a completely different format from their previous, rather cluttered and heavy-going, annual reports, before writing the text. The result has been a great success at its launch at the London Book Fair. 

I also whizzed up to London to spend two days at the Royal College of Nursing, researching a document for their annual Congress meeting about the history of that gathering. Research and writing required a very speedy turnaround, but the printed document is now being handed out to give background for discussions about the future of the meeting.

As spring has now sprung, I'm enjoying some sunshine in between bursts of working on a very technically difficult editing task: merging two densely-written annual reports from a national museum into a punchier biennial document which is shorter than one original, but includes 90% of the same information.  This is where years of experience come in! 

 

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