Editing: As well as editing all the material published
by Polygraphia Ltd we offer an editing service for other authors
whether or not we publish their work. We also offer advice
and resources to help authors who are not sure how to proceed.
Our editing service includes writing comments and suggestions
Manuscript Assessment: Dr Calum Gilmour is a Member,
New Zealand Association of Manuscript Assessors. We offer
a manuscript assessment service for authors at various stages
in the preparation of their manuscript. We also offer help
and advice about submitting to Publishers.
Copywriting: We will write copy for advertising purposes;
for reports; for company and personal profiles; for CV's.
We will write letters for clients. We will write copy for
inclusion on web sites and edit existing copy. We spend time
with clients to ascertain exactly what it is they want to
communicate. We are willing to supply drafts and work with
clients to develop the final document.
Personal Profiles and Company Profiles: We will interview
individuals and write up a profile based on the information
from the interview. In the case of companies, we will visit
the company, interview partners, associates and key staff
and write a draft company profile from the information obtained.
We will present the profile/handbook/leaflet in draft form
and discuss changes. We will then proceed to produce the final
version. We will take any photos that are required and adjust
and include these in the printed version.
Printing: We offer digital output in b/w and full
colour. We have a two Canon digital printers. We specialise
in small run material. We store clients' files and can reprint
on demand. For large jobs we work with printers who
have larger machines and with offset printers. We also offer large format printing up to A1 on our 12 colour Canon iPF6100. We are happy to quote for your print job.
Binding: We can offer most binding styles from saddle
stitching to perfect binding to hard cover binding.
We work with our clients to determine the best binding method
for a particular job.
Publishing: We publish work that is of a good standard.
We have our own block of ISBN's and can assign an ISBN
to all our publications.The terms under which an author's
work can be published by Polygraphia Ltd are a matter of discussion
and negotiation in each case. We like to encourage authors
and will do all we can to bring their work to publication
in a formal sense. We recognise the difficulty many
less well known authors have in getting their work published;
our policy is to work with authors in a personal way that
is not possible for the larger publishers.
Photography: We have travelled widely and have a large
collection of photographs of historical sites and artefacts
as well as scenery from many countries including New Zealand.
We can supply photographs for the publications we produce
in many cases. We also scan and prepare clients' photographs
for publication or preservation. We have scanners of high
quality from which we can scan prints, negatives, slides and
APS film. We can import digital files and prepare them for
publication in print or on the internet. We are expert at
dealing with old photos and making the best of poor quality
photos. We will also take photographs on behalf of clients
for inclusion in publications.
Family Histories: We have put many Family Histories
together for clients. We will take material which has
been gathered and edit and expand it as necessary. We
will prepare and place the photos appropriately. We
will also do the Family Tree and Descendant Charts as desired.
We work with clients to make sure the outcome is as they wish.
Please contact us if you would like to talk about your Family
History, or if you would like our leaflet on how to go about your Family History publication.
Academic Publications: We are well placed to publish
academic papers, journals and theses. These generally attract
a comparatively small market. Our personal academic experience
and our type of output make us ideal for such work. We can
help those presenting theses to set their work out in an acceptable
format and we will print it digitally and have it bound as
required by the University regulations.
Costs: Our editing and layout work is charged by the
hour, as is the photographic work. We quote each job individually
and discuss costs with the client at the outset and monitor
these as we go.
Personal Service: We are willing to talk with clients
and prospective clients and help them to develop their work,
whatever form it takes. We do not charge for initial consultation.
Polygraphia Ltd is small enough to offer a personal service
at all stages - yet we are sufficiently experienced and well
enough equipped to produce a high class result. Feel
free to ring and talk to us if that is appropriate; those
further afield are welcome to email us and we will give you
a personal response.
We take pride in the standard of our preparation and presentation.
We aim to help the client convey the message they intend in
an attractive and effective form. We have up to date technology
for all aspects of our work and we feel real satisfaction
in completing jobs well.