Prepare to Publish is a publishing agency which offers professional editorial and typesetting services for anyone producing books, whether an independent publisher or an individual author.

We are based in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, but we’ve had clients in the US, Australia and Europe as well as across the UK. The company was founded and is run by Andrew Chapman (pictured), who has nearly 30 years’ experience in all aspects of publishing; he is a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

‘Bringing something to publication is a collaborative process – and it’s about getting the people right as well as the right words and design. Working across many publications over the years has helped me to gather a great list of tried and tested freelancers, so it’s always possible to find the right people for each project. And best of all: freelancers love their work.’


We will bring together just the right people for each individual book. We have a network of more than a dozen tried and trusted freelancers who we can call upon to suit the needs of the project in hand.  Our business is to help you get your project into a suitable printed or digital format.

Our editors have turned out books for, among others, Penguin Random House, Little, Brown and Company, Orion, Ebury Press, Simon and Schuster, Thames & Hudson, and Unbound. As writers, our team’s names have appeared on books published by Penguin Random House, Hachette, Harper Collins, Macmillan, Orion, Tor, Black Swan and Duckworth, to name a few.