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Calling Potential Authors

We want to hear from you! 

We are always searching for new people with imagination and a viewpoint. We welcome hearing about ideas for books or other learning material, whether from first-time or more experienced authors, or perhaps you just want to get more involved by reviewing material or write a post for our blog. Either way, now is the time to get in touch. 

If you want to write,we like to know as much about your proposed book as possible so please do contact us on the email addresses or telephone numbers below and we can start a conversation.

Julia Morris, Publishing Director Tel: 01223 870483 Email: julia@criticalpublishing.com


Why write for Critical Publishing?

Critical Publishing is an independent, professional publishing company run by an experienced and creative team. Our aim is to provide materials to help students, teachers, and trainers become the best professionals they can be.

We support and help build resilience through a more critical approach that encourages our readers to analyse, evaluate, question and challenge. Our books contain ideas, approaches and skills that are actionable and effective.

We aim to publish books which aim to fit the following criteria:

  • the content is academically sound and reflects best practice
  • the writing is accessible, practical and reader-friendly
  • the final product is innovative and creative
  • we want your experience and ours to be both professional and fun!

We offer a professional, ethical, friendly and supportive approach

Publishing with Critical Publishing means working with committed and knowledgeable publishing professionals and we place particular emphasis on being able to offer a personal service to our authors. At Critical Publishing our authors are always involved in the process of publishing and our size means we don’t have numerous committee meetings in order to reach a decision. We pride ourselves on responding quickly to proposals and sample material and you will have a definite answer within 2-3 weeks. 

We work with you to develop excellent publication

Every book receives individual attention. Using our product development skills and experience of education and health & social care, we will work with you to develop your proposal and sample material, We will also support and advise you during the writing and production stages to ensure your book is the best it can possibly be.

We produce high quality publications quickly

We take great care in the design of our books. Our covers look modern and interesting. Within each book, the text design is also given careful attention to ensure we present your content in the most visually effective way. Our usual production schedule is 14 weeks (from receiving your finished script to printed books) so we can ensure your book is available as quickly as possible.

We work with you to make the book a success

Nowadays it’s not always enough to have written a great book. To cut through the noise we need to work closely with our authors to harness their enthusiasm and knowledge so we will discuss the marketing plan for your book with you to ensure we are promoting it effectively. In addition to the traditional forms of marketing — advertising, conference attendance, direct mail catalogues — we are constantly exploring new opportunities offered by email and social media. We can ensure that your book is catalogued in all the right places and formats so that it can be readily found by any reader. As the author you are best placed to promote to your network of contacts who know your work already and are likely to listen to what you have to say.

 

 

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Keeping Safe and Working Effectively For Social Workers and Health Professionals

Helps social workers and health professionals recognise potential risks in situations, when to avoid involvement, and how best to manage the risks. 

Creative Pedagogy

A Handbook for HE Professionals

Enables lecturers in higher education to understand and develop creative pedagogy techniques, engaging diverse learners to become creators of their own futures.

Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work

This is the third edition of our best-selling Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work with the most up-to-date guidance so social workers can write reports that achieve and illuminate.

Effective Teaching for Anxious Learners

Seen, Safe and Supported

This book provides teachers with a window into the minds of learners with anxiety, as well as practical strategies and advice that will empower them to adapt their practice to better meet the needs of these learners.  

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Values, Ethics and Rights for Health and Social Care

Explains and promotes the fundamentals of values, ethics and rights for anyone involved in social work or health and social care. 

Universal Design for Learning

A Critical Approach

Edited by Nicola Martin and Mike Wray Series edited by Joy Jarvis and Karen Smith

The what, why, and how of Universal Design for Learning in higher education post-2020.

Management from A to Z and back again

52 Ideas, tools and models for managing people

If you want to develop your ability to manage yourself and the people who work for you, this engaging guide is just what you need.   

Evidencing Teaching Achievements in Higher Education

Explores how to evidence teaching achievements, and the implications of this for the status of HE teaching, as well as individual careers, before suggesting practical and demonstrable ways forward for individuals and institutions.