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Typesetting & publish-ready

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I am delighted to offer my services, to members of the Write That Book programme, for

typesetting and preparing your book to be ready for publishing via Mixam and/or KDP Amazon.

Endorsed by Michael Heppell.

The package, core requirements, prices, collaboration and other details are provided here:


For further details or to proceed:

I have helped typeset & publish more than 25 books and there are more than 70 in the pipeline.
Here are some examples of my work, helping fellow writers to become published authors.

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Matt took my book to print and I am absolutely thrilled with it. He has great expertise and a mountain of patience. He was thorough - we mess-aged one another frequently ensuring that I was, at all times, aware of the stage we were at. I highly recommend Matt, an absolute professional.

Gillian Westlake

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I was looking for help to transfer my final draft onto Mixam for printing. A vital part of getting my book looking perfect and I was so lucky to find Matt. His skills and expertise were just what I needed. Nothing was too much trouble and his suggestions were always welcome. He is a perfectionist and I look forward to working with him on my next project.

Belinda Rose Bond

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Being a first-time writer with many problems, I believe fate took me to Matt. His multitude of skills and professionalism gave my book that extra something that bought it alive. Matt's patience when discussing difficulties was second to none, displaying a complete understanding of my work. His suggest-ions were always well thought out, and I believe they enhanced every page of my book. I am definitely looking forward to working with him on my next book.                                   John Alfred Kingdon

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Matt is on your team from the start, a know-ledgeable professional and a cheerleader to help you to get your book published. What I like about working with Matt is that you can ask him anything and he is always happy to help, and I asked him a lot! He is patient and has a calm understanding of what you are going through as he has been through it too. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again or recommend him as an essential part of your WTB journey.

Sally Measom

If you're looking for an expert in typesetting then look no further than Matt. He is the unsung hero who does the invisible magic to a book. For my book he considered the font, text layout, page numbering, borders, header styles, contents page styling, even where the blank pages should be and he even used my book logo as a bullet point. There is no way I could have found the time to learn how to typeset a book nor do I have Matt's attention to detail. If you work with Matt you hire an expert and you get an expertly finished product. I couldn't be happier. 

Justin Turner

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Matt took the worry of how to typeset and format my book so it was publish ready completely away. It was such a weight off my shoulders! Matt was easy to work with, his experience highlighted a few things I had not even realised/considered and I was grateful for his help and guidance. Matt is quick to respond and nothing is ever a bother, he made the process quick and easy. I would definitely use his expertise again and highly recommend him.

Dawn Dobson

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Matt was the rudder in my big, bold, ambitious plan to write a medicinal cookbook.  He was also my constant sounding board. Both of these roles stretch far above his actual title of typesetter, which doesn't really represent all that Matt did to help me complete this project. He is way more than just a typesetter. Matt is on your team from the start. 

To explain, my book was very complex & often pushed the boundaries of what was possible, but Matt listened & together we tackled this enormous project to create a book that I am immensely proud of.
His systematic approach coupled with forensic attention to detail were invaluable to me. I couldn't have done it without his vast expertise & help. Simply put "Matt, you're the man" & deserve all the praise you get!

Rachel Graham

Being used to working in Word to an advanced level, I knew what having to wrestle my manuscript into publish-ready shape might entail, but Matt did all the hard work and made self-publishing so easy. Matt’s knowledge, skill, attention to detail and patience makes him wonderful to work with, and I will be using him for any future books without hesitation.

C E Bland

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Matt has helped me immensely, with his patience and explaining to me in a way I could understand.

Matt was always there for me when I needed him. My book is now ready for print and I would highly recommend  Matt to anyone who is looking for their book to be typeset and publish-ready.

Susan Wilson

Without Matt’s expertise I would not have succeeded in publishing my book. He is so professional and knows what he is talking about. Nothing is too much trouble and Matt explains everything so well. I had complete faith in his abilities and knowledge. If you want a professional, well presented and finished book then Matt is the man to get it done!!!

Lynne Given

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When I published ‘The Bumps Ahead’ in 2020, I was very proud, but something was nagging me; my book wasn’t quite right, it looked self-published by an amateur. Matt took a look at it and within the space of a few hours, it was transformed into something John Grisham would be proud of. Brilliant service from start to finish.

Nick Finney

In Sept 2022 my autobiography was published.  It was a dream I'd had for over over 50 years. Working closely with Matt brought my dream to reality. His patience, encouragement and support during the process of typesetting and formatting my book was the best I could have wished for. There are over 250 images in my book which presented certain problems but with his expertise we worked together to come up with solutions we were both happy with.  I am thrilled to finally have my book in print. I could not have done it without Matt and I would highly recommend his service.       Tricia Frances deGray

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Matt literally turned my A4 sheets of words into a beautiful book.

He had the patience of a saint as I was not an easy customer. The result of his dedication and hard work has produced a book I am proud to call mine.

I cannot thank Matt enough for all his help and care.

Gaynor Cherieann

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​I was afraid of the challenges self-publishing presents before I heard Matt speak to my writing group. He is an excellent mentor and typesetter and gave a professional boost to my whole project. Having the patience of a Saint, he goes above and beyond in teaching and explaining the process to the layman in a calm and encouraging way. My memoir is a beautiful, if I say so myself. A dream come true thanks to his knowledge and attention to detail. 

Julie Jones

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I am absolutely delighted with the look and feel of my book. It is exactly what I wanted and I have Matt to thank for that! He is a pleasure to work with; patient, kind, long-suffering and skillful. He was able to explain things fully and simply, and despite the miles between us, everything went super-smoothly. .

Emma Nicholson

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​Matt has assisted me in creating the book I have always imagined I would have but could not have done without him.  He is, above everything else, a professional.  Matt is thorough and generous with his time and ideas.  He supports you through the whole decision-making process from a position of knowledge and experience.  I would not consider attempting my next project without his input.

Kaye Patten

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As a new author, I signed up for Michael Heppell's platinum package, which led me to Matt. I had no idea how to change a word document into a book, which is just what Matt did. He made suggestions about my book's layout, size, and thickness: as mine was thicker than most, his expertise guided me to choose the correct paper type and format. He is very patient, kind, and supportive, and nothing was too much trouble. Everything was meticulously prepared, and I just had to press a button to see my book in print. It was like a miracle, and I can't thank him enough.                              Alison Jane Donovan

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