Ian is also a freelance copy-editor and proofreader for a variety of publishers – both in the UK and overseas.
He has also worked on book-production in collaboration with photographer Siobhan Doran, and has contributed illustrations to publications.
Ian undertakes copy-editing and proofreading, mainly for architectural/art books but also for more general history and cultural works as well as academic publications.
His work has ranged from the architecture of Louis Kahn and Nicholas Grimshaw – through ancient Egyptology and the sculpture of Henri Matisse – to a detailed account of the drafting of the 4th Geneva Convention and a definitive social history of the Irish pub.
He specialises in overview editing and language improvement – particularly for authors for whom English is a second language.
Ian is also available to add polish and professionalism to reports, brochures, websites and promotional material.
Ian edited and co-wrote e-magazine ARTicle – Cultural Life on the Edge for the ARTists Pembrokeshire group from 2009 until 2011, as well as contributing to architectural periodicals RIBAJournal, Architecture Today and the Welsh magazine Touchstone.
He also contributed an article to Artist & Illustrators magazine’s ‘Finishing Touches’ feature on his own working practice.
Links to Published Work
‘Schiedhelm’s Legacy‘ in Architecture Today (June 2011), on working in an iconic Berlin architectural practice.
‘Finishing Touches‘ feature in A&I magazine (Jan 2004).
‘World Service‘ feature in RIBA Journal on working in the Indian city of Bangalore (Aug 1998).
‘Assembled Identity‘ – report from Calicut, south India, for Touchstone magazine (April 1998).
Graphic Design and Illustration
Ian’s publishing work also encompasses illustration.
He contributed cartoon visuals to the online toolkit for pioneering healthcare charity Solva Care: his character of ‘local pirate’ Long John Solva went on to feature in health-themed information sheets during the first COVID-19 lockdown.
He also drew cartoon illustrations for the 2005 architectural publication Well Built? (RIBA Publications), warning against the dangers of unsafe methods in the construction industry.
Selected? Publisher Client List
The American University in Cairo
Cairo / New York
Laurence King Publishing
Bloomsbury / I B Tauris Publishing
Lund Humphries Ltd
Leiden, Netherlands / Boston, MA, USA
Merrell Publishers Limited
London / New York
British Museum Press
London / New York
Lars Müller Publishers
Akkadia Press (Rizzoli partner)
New York / London
Edward Elgar Publishing
Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Basel / Berlin
Thames & Hudson
Irish Academic Press / Merrion Press
University of Colorado Press
Boulder, CO, USA
Art Dubai Group
New York / Oxford
Solva, Pembrokeshire, UK
Pembrokeshire County Council
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, UK
Building Research Establishment (bre)
Transport Research Laboratory
Wokingham, Berkshire, UK
International Institute of Strategic Studies
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)