Gavin Jamieson set up Lapwing Publishing Services in 2017 as a consultancy specialising in publishing, commissioning and training.

Gavin is a publishing professional with over 25 years of book and journal commissioning, publishing management and implementing development strategies for in-house teams, editors, societies, companies and authors.

He has been an invited guest speaker on STM publishing at University College London, University of Strathclyde and Edinburgh Napier University.

Gavin has also established and led a number of training courses for societies and publishers, including one-day courses on Author Management, Commissioning, and List Building.

Other experience has been gained with researching and writing on sport publications, working with national newspapers and sporting institutions including FC Barcelona.

Previous employment history includes Senior Commissioning Editor at Institution of Civil Engineer; Commissioning Editor at Cambridge University Press and Hodder Education; Journals & Electronic Publisher at Greenwich Medical Media; Production Editor at Churchill Livingstone.

Lapwing Publishing Services can offer a range of services:

  • Independent assessment on publishing lists, providing financial planning, business strategy, competitive analysis and new product development
  • In-house training on publishing topics including author management, contracts, commissioning strategies and workflow from inception to final publication
  • Publication and sector research.


Please contact Lapwing Publishing Services to discuss any potential project, client testimonials or estimates.