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Love Game: A Personal History of the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club
By David R. Williams and the Honourable Garde B. Gardom Q.C.

9 x 9, 238 pages. Corporate history. Coffee table book. Lavishly illustrated with full colour throughout. Full colour dust jacket. Sewn binding. Foil stamped on hard cover. October 2008. Design by Wm. Glasgow Design and Neil Klassen. Printed in Canada by Friesen Printers. Published by Hon. Garde B. Gardom. 2000 copies. $40.00. ISBN 978-0-9809351-0-3.

Project Highlights

Worked with the author and publisher, the Honourable Garde B. Gardom Q.C., providing advice and a wide range of editorial services. Responsibilities included:
• Structural editing, copyediting, and proofreading
• Fact checking
• Meeting with the author to advise on overall content, appearance, and marketing
• Coordinating with the designers

Following publication, Mr. Gardom wrote:

"Philip's editorial expertise greatly contributed to making "Love Game" the success that it is. His attention to detail coupled with his intuitive ability to improve the structure and substance of the manuscript helped me greatly. He was also flexible, most accommodating, and easy to work with. A first-class pro! I will seek his assistance on future projects."

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"Without Philip's help, I could never have written and published my memoirs. Not only is the finished product much better than I ever could have imagined, but the whole process was very rewarding. Philip and his team are professional in every sense of the word, and I benefited first hand from his intuitive editing skills - his ability to rearrange a passage with skill and subtlety without sacrificing anything of the narrative. And all done with a lightness and humour that makes working together pure fun.

"He also taught me the satisfaction of discipline and deadlines! Now that the book is completed, there will be a sad silence at 10.00 p.m., when we had most of our working conversations - I'm a night owl and that's my prime time! Thank you, dear Philip!"

- Joyce Bryant, CM, BEM, author of Slender Threads.

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