Books, so it is said, contain the soul of all times past: they form the collective memory of our society. Today, the printed book is increasingly attaining the status of a luxury object – but at the same time, it is an “anarchist among the mass media,” holding its own against incredible competition.
In order to maintain its status within the completely transformed culture of writing in the digital age, the oldest mass medium falls back on its very own qualities: books, as objects to be physically experienced, speak to a multitude of senses in their materiality – and digitally, this experience can probably never be matched completely. Apart from quality of content, this means that special attention must be devoted to the unity between script and image, to the haptic experience and a high standard of graphic design.
Exhibits are a similar case in point: they too tell stories – in multi-sensual spaces of experience – and preserve and convey knowledge. In order to evoke emotions, thoughts and ideas in an exhibit’s visitor, what is required above all is a method of display that appeals to the senses.
As a Consulting Editor, I offer support in all issues of book production and project management, but also regarding content-related and scientific research, in addition to the traditional fields of editing and proofreading.