Welcome to Witchwood  An editing and typesetting service for the publishing industry and private clients
Editing and proofreading

Copyediting and proofreading to the highest standards. Rewriting of non-native English a speciality.

Layout and typesetting

Professional typesetting. Book and magazine layout for print and digital. Thirty years of industry experience.

Project management

Full publication management, from manuscript to print: editing, author liaison, layout and print buying.

“. . . a skilled editor and publisher with a broad knowledge across a range of subjects . . . I would recommend him unreservedly for future projects.”

Professor Malcolm McIntosh, former Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at Griffith University; former Special Adviser to the UN Global Compact

“Dean is an exquisitely talented and dedicated editor. In the 17 years I have been publishing academic papers and books, I have never worked with someone I trust more. He personifies what the profession of editing was intended to be, and it was a gift to be fortunate enough to work with him.”

Mary Godwyn PhD, Professor of Sociology, History and Society Division, Babson College

“I worked closely with Dean on four books over ten years, including Corporate Responsibility Coalitions, which won the Academy of Management Best Social Issues in Management Book Award. Dean was unflappable. Always ready to go the extra mile. Patient. A good sense of humour. And very professional.”

David Grayson CBE, Director, Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University

Witchwood House is the trading name of Dean Bargh. With 30 years’ experience in the publishing industry, Dean is now offering his skills as editor, typesetter, layout artist and project manager. For the last 18 years Dean was the production powerhouse of Greenleaf Publishing, a venture he co-founded in 1999. In that time he produced over 300 bespoke titles, many of them personally crafted from the author manuscripts and managed up to their delivery to the warehouse. The Greenleaf Publishing authors can testify to a service that was second to none. Dean brings a wealth of subject knowledge across a range of disciplines, huge experience of the editing process, and traditional typesetting and layout skills, learned from a previous generation of industry experts. As well as serving the publishing industry, Dean has also provided a first-rate service to private clients – PhD thesis rewrites for non-native English writers; book editing and layout for self-publishers – as well as brochure editing and design for small businesses.

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