Words

Writing

We write promotional materials, reports, captions, and other text from scratch. Talk to us about the concept and we can put it into words.

Substantive editing

Coherent organization and the right tone for the intended reader are essential to making text work. We edit text from brochure to book length for structure, style, and substance.

Copy editing

Readers may not recognize impeccable grammar and mastery of language conventions, but they do notice their absence. We edit text for consistency and good mechanics.

Pictures

Royalty free

Blakeley maintains royalty-free photographic work on numerous microstock sites. You’ll see images from around the world in our photographic portfolio, often of architecture, vehicles of all sorts, or sculptural detail.

Photo commissions

Blakeley photography has a strong graphic quality and a designer’s aesthetic. We can take photographs uniquely suited to a project.

Photo research

We’re experienced at sourcing images to match the particulars of a project. Half the work is developing the visual expression of an idea. The other half is finding it.

Design

Print design

We design print pieces large and small. We’ve won awards for book design, but brochures, catalogues, and posters are all within our scope and experience.

Screen design

PDF documents and websites get ideas across widely, cheaply, and well – but only if the design is tailored for the screen. Blakeley integrates the type, colour, imagery, and layout into graphic communication that works for the medium.

Identity

A company logo, a book series design, or a typographic identity immediately brings your ideas and products under one umbrella. It needs to be the right umbrella.

Words + Pictures

Project management

Blakeley can take a project from raw manuscript to print ready. We’ll edit the text, develop a design, manage the art work, typesetting, proofreading, and indexing, and do the press check.

Writing and image

We regularly create short photo-essays that can be used as the building blocks of a publication piece. We can compose these to suit any length and purpose.

Teaching the trade

Blakeley gives on-site seminars on what editors need to know about visual material and designers need to know about text. Sharpen the skills of your staff with a seminar tailored to your company.

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