Copy-editor Rachael Oakden writes about her experience working on The New Sylva. As the freelance editor commissioned by Bloomsbury to copy-edit The New Sylva, I have been immersed in the world of forestry and wood culture for the past six months. It is a world that I was unfamiliar withContinue Reading

Our deadline to complete copy editing is the end of June, so Gabriel Hemery has been working hard with the copy editor to finish on time. Meanwhile, the authors have also been working with the team at Bloomsbury Publishing to produce the first sample chapters. This is the first timeContinue Reading

The authors met the publishing team at Bloomsbury yesterday, including editorial, design, marketing, publicity and sales. This was the first occasion that the authors had met the whole team. It was a milestone in the book’s development as it signified that from now on all of us will be workingContinue Reading

It is one year until The New Sylva is published in April 2014 and several milestones have been reached. Gabriel Hemery has finished drafting the manuscript; before editing the word count stands at 125,000 words. Sarah Simblet has completed more than two-thirds of the drawings with just 60 (out ofContinue Reading

… 432 pages, 29.5 x 25.4 cm, more than 200 original drawings by Sarah Simblet, more than 100,000 words by Gabriel Hemery, 44 main groups of tree species covering over 90 species, publication date: April 2014, …Continue Reading

The authors are very much looking forward to an expedition to Scotland to capture some of the nation’s most spectacular trees and forestscapes. In December we will be spending four days researching and drawing various subjects, including the iconic Caledonian pinewood forests. We will post news and pictures of progressContinue Reading