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Moving On Up… in English, Russian, Arabic, Urdu, Bengali and Turkish

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It’s not every day that we find ourselves producing a book in six languages but that, my friends, is what we are doing. Moving on Up: A Guide to Living in Your Own Home is a 96pp full-colour book for Eaves Housing. It’s aimed at women who are embarking on the challenge of living independently after having been trafficked in to the UK or having suffered other forms of abuse and/or violence.

Eaves wanted to make the book friendly, accessible and really easy to follow, so chief text designer Nicky Barneby created a lovely, bright design. After commissioning the translations, trusty typesetter Dennis laid out the Russian and Arabic versions. They each had their own challenges -not least the fact that Arabic reads with the spine on the right (the opposite to an English text) so the output of files for the printer had to be carefully managed. We also supplied the stock images and had the books printed here in the UK.

So the English, Russian and Arabic are all done and Urdu, Bengali and Turkish are in production. Contact us if you think we can help with your book projects. And for more info about Eaves see their website or search online to find a wealth of truly invaluable work they are doing.