It’s Not the Ships: My War Years

Frederick H. Sherwood, Lt Cdr RCNVR (Ret’d), DSC & Bar, with Philip Sherwood. 2014. 8 x 10 inches, 153 pages, 80+ images, casebound. Book and cover design by William Glasgow. Printed by Friesens. ISBN 978-0-9937900-0-3. 600 copies managed this project from concept to publication. Our services included:

  • project management. Developmental and structural editing
  • adapting material from the author’s two previous privately published memoirs, It’s Not the Ships: My Early Years and People Will Say We’re in Love
  • hiring a UK researcher to obtain wartime patrol reports and logs from the National Archives. Liaising with the archivist at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Portsmouth
  • researching other published works on wartime submarine service
  • hiring an artist to design maps
  • crafting the existing narratives and archival material into an engaging narrative told in the first person.
  • choosing images and memorabilia and writing captions
  • copyediting, extensive fact-checking, and proofreading
  • obtaining permissions and licences to use copyrighted material
  • contacting military historians to review the manuscript and offer suggestions
  • designing the book and covers
  • hosting a book launch at the Royal BC Museum, Victoria
  • developing promotional posters, a book mark, and media releases
  • creating an ecommerce website to sell the book online

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