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Who we work with

wordsandwork has expertise in the areas of finance and transport, design, fashion, healthcare, art/art history, and architecture and the built environment. Our clients comprise an international cross-section of both established and leading-edge organisations and businesses.


See the summaries below for more detail on projects with clients including Anthemis, Black Dog Publishing, British Museum, Global Initiative Against Transnational 

Organized Crime (GI-TOC), Islington Giving, London Business School, London School of Publishing, Royal College of Art, Science Museum and Springer Nature.


wordsandwork supports leading international fintech and financial services company, Anthemis, providing copyediting and proofreading services to its offices in London and New York. We bring consistency and precision to Anthemis' in-house, client- and investor-facing published materials, including white papers, decks, blogs and articles. wordsandwork is part of Anthemis resource/vendor network.

The Bebop Scene in London's Soho 1945–1950 by Ray Kinsella

wordsandwork provided invaluable advice to the author in the preparation of the manuscript for final submission to Palgrave Macmillan, providing editorial, picture research and copyright clearance advice, general and detailed editorial advice, and full preparation of a comprehensive index (terms, cross-referencing, pagination, etc.). Read more here.

Enlightenment Gallery at the British Museum
This prestigious project involved working with the gallery's curator, editing the entire set of captions in advance of production. With material supplied by the curator and other specialists at the museum, the task was to edit for length without compromising meaning, resulting in 100s of individual, permanent exhibition texts. 
Frame Projects

A leading expert in design review, Frame Projects provides 

independent expert advice on development proposals to clients, design teams and planning authorities. wordsandwork consultant, Kate Trant, works with Frame Projects to support the Dacorum Community Review Panel and the Redbridge Design Review Panel—writing the reports that summarise panel meeting comments.  

Global Initiative Against Transnational 
Organized Crime (GI-TOC)

GI-TOC is a network of over 500 independent global and regional experts on human rights, democracy, governance and development issues, working to develop a global strategy against organised crime. The services provided by wordsandwork include the following: sub-editing (including writing revisions) and proofreading, suggestions for illustrations (images, tables, maps) to comprise each publication, and titling and sub-titling/section break, spell-checking, fact- and name-checking, and the compilation of lists of acronyms and abbreviations.

GI-TOC Global Organized Crime Index

wordsandwork is privileged to have been included as one of the editors for this year's Global Organized Crime Index, a resource that assesses the level of criminality and resilience to organised crime for 193 countries. The Index addresses three key pillars—criminal markets, criminal actors and resilience. Working to rapid turnaround times and just-in-time amendments to the style guides for each country profile, wordsandwork is responsible for texts concerning the countries of Oceania, Africa and Latin America.

The Global Organized Crime Index is one of a number of ongoing editing and writing projects wordsandwork has undertaken with GI-TOC over the past year.

Home Away from Home:
The World of Camper Vans and Motorhomes

Conceived and co-authored by wordsandwork consultant Kate Trant, this project comprised copious amounts of primary research, through to writing and editing, as well as commissioning original photography and texts. 

Published by Black Dog Publishing.

Islington Giving

wordsandwork is pleased to support Islington Giving with pro bono writing and editing services, including its Impact Report 2022. We were introduced to Islington Giving by a long-standing partner, and were immediately taken by the charity's values and ethos. Founded on the power of partnerships and local knowledge, Islington Giving promotes social mobility, addressing poverty and inequality throughout the London Borough of Islington. It focuses on investing in young people, supporting families and reaching those who are isolated.


Since 2010, in collaboration with its partners, Islington Giving has motivated thousands of people locally to give money, time and expertise to their community, raising over £10 million to support over 30,000 local people.

Make Mothers Matter

Established in 1947, Make Mothers Matter (MMM) is an international NGO (non-governmental organisation). MMM advocates for mothers everywhere, voicing concerns at the highest level—European Union, UNESCO and the United Nations—and through its international network, which reaches over 10 million mothers globally. 

wordsandwork is proud to support Make Mothers Matter with pro bono writing and editing services.

The Macro World of Microcars

Co-author Kate Trant was involved in every stage of bringing The Macro World of Microcars to light. Overseeing its assembly in terms of content—both text and images—Kate worked closely with the book's designers on its aesthetic, which needed to strike a balance between the serious nature of the historical context and the sometimes playful role that these tiny cars appeared to play during their heyday in post-war Britain, Europe and the USA. This was supported by original texts and photographs commissioned for the publication, as well as carefully researched historic imagery.

Published by Black Dog Publishing.

Making the Modern World at the Science Museum, London

Researching and writing copy for a set of automotive-related exhibits in the Making the Modern World gallery at London’s Science Museum.

Moving Objects

A major exhibition held at London’s Royal College of Art (RCA), Moving Objects celebrated 30 years of the vehicle design course at the school. With almost 100 per cent of the RCA’s vehicle design graduates entering the international automotive design industry, the project told the story of vehicle design globally.

Nurse Past Present Future:
The Making of Modern Nursing

This book examines nursing worldwide, looking at the subject from both historical and contemporary perspectives. With co-author, Susan Usher, Kate developed the book's concept, identifying leading international contributors, supporting them through the delivery of their texts, while working closely with the book's designers. 

Published by Black Dog Publishing.

Organized Crime as Institutional Cluster: The Transition from a Traditional to an Informational Model in Ukraine by Tetiana Melnychuk

Organized Crime as Institutional Cluster provides a sobering account of the background to and analysis of organised crime in Ukraine. Working with historical research, case studies, interviews, journalism and legal documents, author Tetiana Melnychuk has written a powerful and damning account of the extent and pervasiveness of organised crime in the region. In addition to providing general advice to Melnychuk on preparing her manuscript for publication, wordsandwork undertook the detailed sub- and copyediting of the text. Particular attention was paid to the text being as accessible as possible, and to a wide audience, with this taking into account specialist terminology and English not being the author's first language.

Published by Springer Nature, forthcoming.

Poems & Some Verse by Trevor Dannatt
A collection of poetry by renowned British architect, Trevor Dannatt RA (1920–2021). Working closely with the author, wordsandwork developed the publication's design, from typesetting through printing and binding, as well as overseeing the detailed editing of the poems to comprise the collection. This project also involved sourcing and deciding on the papers used in the publications manufacture.
Published by Lotus Press.

Royal College of Art

wordsandwork collaborates with Senior Research Fellow and photographer, Rut Blees Luxembourg, and has worked on numerous publications presenting her work and that of her Undergraduate and Masters students in the School of Arts and Humanities at the Royal College of Art.

Social Design Institute, UAL

Supporting UALs Social Design Institute in the production of its working papers and position papers by providing substantial editing and final proofreading services. Scoping Culture and Heritage Capital, a report funded by Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), required delivery that adhered to DCMS accessibility requirements for document publication.


TAINA’s industry-leading platform is revolutionising the way businesses perform their tax operations and manage their FATCA and CRS compliance. wordsandwork supports the company with writing, detailed sub-editing and proofreading services, working closely with the client to translate draft material into a variety of published material.

wordsandwork is a member/affiliate of the following organisations:

Architectural Association (AA)

CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation

Letter Exchange (LX)

Museums Association

Public Sculpture and Statues Association (PSSA)

The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB)

Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is  good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.
Samuel Johnson
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