Publishing Consultant specialising in finance and copyright training
Richard Balkwill graduated from Christ Church, Oxford with a degree in Spanish and French. His publishing career spanned twenty-five years, mainly in educational, academic and children's publishing. He was publishing director of divisions at Macmillan and later Heinemann, before embarking in 1992 on an independent career offering training and copyright consultancies to publishers, and undertaking writing commissions. He has widespread international experience in devising and leading training programmes in editorial management, publishing finance, and copyright and rights.
In 1998 he became Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, teaching on both the BA and MA modules in the publishing field. Latterly he was appointed Associate Consultant at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes. He currently teaches the publishing law module at City University. He acted for many years as consultant to the Publishers Licensing Society and is an Associate Consultant of Rightscom.
Richard Balkwill is closely involved in issues relating to copyright and intellectual property protection in the publishing and digital fields. He is the author of 12 books on subjects as diverse as copyright and food in Ancient Egypt. His Professionals' Guide to Publishing, co-authored with Professor Gill Davies, was published by Kogan Page in February 2011.