Chirp chirp! In a long-awaited merger the Artypeeps network is now part of The Curved House, a creative agency working primarily for publishers and authors. Please visit www.thecurvedhouse.com to find out more.
This blog will shortly migrate to The Curved House but we will continue to have our twice-yearly Artypeeps drinks nights and will keep the network active through Facebook.
Thank you to all of the Artypeeps crew who have supported the various endeavors and made our network the special little community that it is.
Ahoy peeps! Those of you in the Artypeeps Facebook network will know that we have almost 900 Facebook friends all around the world. We want to get our network up into the thousands so we’ve now started a fan page. We’ll be profiling some of our favourite designers, illustrators, artists and other wonderful creatives on this new page. We’ll also be handpicking fans of our page to profile their work so we need to see lots of talented peeps liking the page!
Visit the new Artypeeps Fan Page, click ‘LIKE’ and then spread the word to all your friends. Thanks!
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Three sleeps ’til Christmas, and where are you at?
You’re putting off shopping, cursing the tat.
Perhaps we can help with a few good ideas,
Delivered in prose to spread Christmas cheer.
Something to treasure and squish in a stocking:
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Introduced by Kate Mosse
Beautiful, highly collectible pocket classics by White’s Books
Art Direction by David Pearson
£6.29 from Amazon
Something quite gruesome and really quite shocking:
Digital mania! Here are two brilliant apps:
And a linguist’s companion by those hardworking hacks:
By David Marsh and Amelia Hodsdon
The latest edition of the editorial style guide for Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk
RRP £15.00 from the Guardian Bookshop
A great one for babies with art in their eyes:
And one for the brains who love QI:
A foodies delight, full of taste sensations:
By Rebecca Seal
The best recipes from Observer Food Monthly, published by Guardian and Observer Books.
£17.50 from the Guardian Bookshop
And a guaranteed winner for hard-to-buy relations:
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Tagged 127 hours, aron Ralston, books, christmas gift ideas, danny boyle, david pearson, digital books, ebooks, faber, iphone apps, itunes, malcolm tucker, mark kermode, random house, whites books
The Guardian University Guide is probably the most labour-intensive book we’ve produced to date. But, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Ain’t that how it goes?
This year we were in charge of the text while Two Associates designed the cover. Our task involved updating all of the core details – like university application submission dates, fees and statistics; coordinating the updates of over a hundred university profiles (which means dealing with each and every press office and tracking and recording their responses); updating the tables and statistics; sourcing hundreds of student and teacher quotations to accompany the text; marking up the manuscript; typesetting (thanks Nicky and Dennis) and doing a final proofread. All of this was done in parallel with the team at Guardian Online (Alice Woolley and Katie Shimmon especially) who produce the online version, and with Matt Hiely-Rayner who provides the statistical information.
To add one further challenge, all this has to be done in a small window to ensure the book is up-to-date when it’s published and this year the general election was held right in the middle of that window. I think we can probably withstand any level of editorial complexity after the experience.
Work with the ‘peeps
Artypeeps are seeking a Russian proofreader and an Arabic proofreader to work on a 96pp book that we have recently had translated. The book will be typeset to match the English edition, so the proofreading task will primarily be to check the layout against the English version. Native Russian/Arabic speakers would be preferred and prior proofreading/editing experience is absolutely essential. Please send your CV, along with two samples of your work and contact details for two professional references, to Kristen Harrison: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that due to a high number of applications for editorial work, only successful candidates will be contacted.
Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 26th August
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Tagged arabic, artypeeps, artypeeps.co.uk, book publishing, books, editing, employment, freelance editing, job, jobs, proofreading, russian, translate, translations
Oh very dear. Penguin Australia have had to reprint 7000 copies of a cookbook after one recipe listed “salt and freshly ground black people” instead of black pepper. The work of naughty intern, perhaps? Read the full story on the BBC news website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8627335.stm
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Tagged books, cookbook, editor, misprint, penguin australia, people, pepper, proofreader, proofreading, typo