Swan & Horn

Healthcare Publisher and Provider of Quality Publishing Services

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Advanced Member

Since 2000

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Member Since 2014


Services for all authors

OUR EDITORIAL AND PUBLISHING SERVICES are aimed at authors who are commissioned by other publishers or who want to self-publish.

As a longstanding Advanced Member of the key publishing industry training and advisory body - the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) - Maria applies her first-class editorial skills and standards to all manuscripts, bridging the quality gap between today's off-the-shelf services and those of the major publishing houses. The SfEP provides a very useful set of FAQs that explain about editorial services.  


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  • Copy editing/writing

  • Technical editing

  • Development editing

  • Proofreading

  • Indexing

  • Language editing for

  • non-native speakers

  • Repurposing of content for different audiences


  • Typesetting

  • Page layout

  • Book design

  • Cover design

  • Data display

  • Illustrations

  • Printing and binding

  • Digital printing

  • Project management



  • Summaries and key points

  • Special features

  • Cover (blurb)

  • Promotional copy

  • Re-writing from source material

  • Author biographies

  • Repurposing

  • Spelling, grammar, syntax

  • Clarity, readability and consistency

  • Logic and flow of argument

  • Diagrams and labelling

  • Layout, navigation and headings

  • Prelims (copyright and pages, contents acknowledgements, forewords, prefaces)

  • End matter (indexes, appendices, glossaries, author bios, references, resources, bibliographies and text citations)

  • Quotations, extracts, citations

  • Lists, boxes, questionnaires and forms

  • Copyright, plagiarism and libel issues

  • Data management and display

  • Diagrams, graphs, charts, tables, photographs, graphics and captions

  • Units, statistics, equations, mathematical and chemical symbols

  • Specialist nomenclature

Editing services

Writing services

Production services

What our services cover

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From first draft to final polish, you will receive a level of attention and engagement that far surpasses anything found in today's DIY publishing environment and large publishing houses. Swan & Horn supports authors from all walks of life in preparing their written work for submission to an agent or publisher, or to self-publish. Those who approach us are looking for efficient, high-quality editorial input and close collaboration with a professional who understands their aims and the message they are trying to convey, and applies best editorial  standards and practice throughout. Maria delivers all of that, ensuring clarity, consistency and accuracy of all content.                                        

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