“Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them.

And it’s much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!”

 Neil Gaiman


I was thoroughly delighted when I came across Catherine Williams. Having worked in the publishing industry producing books for over 15 years, I was thrilled when I found someone with Catherine’s experience, expertise and ability to help me produce books for my clients. Working with Catherine has been a complete pleasure. She’s unflappable, efficient, fast, flexible and has a fantastic can-do attitude. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of book publishing that is difficult to find with most designers and layout artists.


Finding Catherine and creating high-quality, professionally produced books with her has been a dream come true. There aren’t many Catherines out there! If you want your book to look like the real deal, you’d be mad not to hire her. I can't recommend her highly enough and I also can’t wait to work with her on my next book project.

Deborah Taylor

Book Launch Your Business

For a first time author like me, Catherine is a God-send. I was introduced to Catherine around Nov 2018 while seeking guidance on publishing my first book with a deadline of 6 months. She is easy to work with, gave me the guidance I needed in baby steps, made all the necessary introductions to editors, proof readers, cover designers and all. Her quotations were logical and affordable and we delivered the product 4 days before the deadline. She is fantastic to work with and I strongly recommend her to you.

Adekunle Akintayo

Author of A Beginner’s Guide to Early Parenting

Needless to say, publishing my first book was nerve-wracking and finding an interior designer was something I held off on until the last minute. Thank Goodness I found Catherine! Speedy communication, professional and patient! There were times I was afraid that I was being too nit-picky but I felt like she totally understood my requests and handled them with grace. The book is beautiful and I can tell she designs with love! Thanks Catherine!

Alex Wolf

Author of Resonate

Catherine Williams has designed many fiction and non-fiction titles for Robert Hale since 2008. Her work is characterised by technical skill allied to efficiency, flexibility and eye for detail, making her a highly valued supplier.

Robert Zealley

Editorial Manager at Robert Hale

Fantastic to work with! Catherine helped on one of our largest projects to-date and I haven’t been happier with the results! I will use her again!!

Bobby Dunaway

Production Manager at Indigo River Publishing

We can’t say say enough about Catherine’s quality, service, and speed. We didn't know who or where to turn to in order to convert our word document fiction stories into print-ready, mini-book files. Once we found Catherine, we took a chance, and luckily the reviews were true. We were so happy with everything: quick, painless—she gets it—exactly what we wanted. But she also went above and beyond in helping us with production questions we were having trouble with. Catherine will be our first contact for future stories. The books are beautiful and look so official. 

Laken & Carlissa King 
Elle & Cee World Girls

Prompt, professional, and pleasant, Catherine was a joy to work with. She tackled a unique project without blinking an eye, and met her time-tables with rare efficiency. She was one of the best communicators I've worked with. If I have anything to do with it, I will be working with Catherine again in the near future.

Brent Davis

Thirteenth Press

I worked with Catherine at Robert Hale Ltd and can highly recommend her as a skilled production editor and designer. Her professionalism, experience and efficiency make her a valuable asset.

Sarah Plows

Marketing Manager

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Catherine is highly recommended. She has top level InDesign skills, is extremely well organized and a pleasure to work with.

Andy Bishop

Technical Support Manager at DK

Catherine worked on my first book, In the Heart of the Desert. As I was a newcomer to the publishing world, I was greatly reassured to have Catherine dealing with the book through the production process, taking my comments into account at all stages: copy editing, typesetting and image enhancement. Since the book was a biography of my late father, it was important that it should be produced to a high standard, and I am happy to say that I was very satisfied with the final publication.

Quentin Moreton

Green Mountain Press

Catherine seamlessly came into the Life team ... we offer our thanks for being so unflappable in the face of numerous changes and unexpected challenges, and wish her all the best for her future endeavours.​

Rebecca Short and Alex Bell

Production Programme Managers at DK

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Chapter One Book Production

Registered office
Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6AJ


Contact details
E-mail: catherine@chapter-one-book-production.co.uk

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