Structuring and copy-editing, ready for publication


The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is the world’s largest professional body for the construction industry. Its members work around the globe to develop, conserve, and improve the built environment.

Communication challenge

The CIOB wanted to publish a book about Institute members, past and present, responsible for famous buildings around the world. Comprising profiles of current industry icons, plus historical luminaries, the manuscript needed an editor to reduce the word count, and make the language and structure of the profiles more consistent.

ciobCopy-editing solution

Working closely with the CIOB’s press and communications department, RichWords agreed upon the guidelines for a typical profile entry. We also created an editorial plan, to ensure that we copy-edited and returned the profiles in batches, and met the print deadline.

RichWords continues to work with a variety of CIOB departments. Over the past year, we’ve copy-edited several reports and publications that are central to the Institute’s Complex Projects Contract (CPC) project.


“Thank you for all your hard work… and the excellent treatment you’ve given to the profiles. It’s very much appreciated.”

Saul Townsend, Press & Communications Manager, CIOB