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Publishing with IET Standards

Everything you need to know about publishing a book with the IET Standards team.

Welcome to the IET Standards Author Hub. We value the expertise and thought leadership you provide as one of our authors, and we want to make sure that you are supported throughout your authoring experience with us. In this Author Hub we’ve put together all the information you’ll need to guide you through publishing a book with us.

We publish Guide and Codes of Practice. To understand our list, please have a look at our Standards website.

Our team is comprised of editorial support, content support and project development managers.

Why Publish a Standard with the IET?

You need the best. Get involved with creating professionals standards with an organisation that provides:

Expert knowledge of the work involved in producing high level Codes of Practice and guidance. As co-publishers of the IET Wiring Regulations, our knowledge and experience is first class.

Key engineering contacts across a broad range of industries and in many related industry bodies; we also influence policy and work closely with government.

Vast experience, we consistently work with key industry stakeholders and subject experts to bring about consensus-based industry standards in areas where key guidance is lacking.

Speed to market, IET Standards is well positioned to focus on fast-emerging areas of technology which are difficult for formal standards bodies to address quickly. We bring publications to market in much timelier manner than formal standards processes, with a high level of technical expert involvement.

Our reputation, as the largest professional engineering institution in Europe, with a world-wide membership of over 160,000 in 127 countries, we promote science and engineering to advance society and are a trusted source of essential engineering intelligence.

 

Meet the team

Tara West, Publisher, IET Standards

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Tara has accumulated considerable experience in publishing standards, having worked at the British Standards Institution (BSI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) before her role as Publisher at IET Standards.

Tara has an excellent understanding of the logistics, operation and commissioning that are necessary to create and publish new standards – and the challenges that those activities can bring. During her career she has successfully brought together industry thought-leaders from a diverse range of organisations, such as the Department of Health, the Home Office, Nestle, Network Rail, Unilever and the EHRC, amongst others.

Tara oversees the team at the IET that identifies topic areas, sources authors and committees and develops new standards.

 Nicole Whitton, Content Manager

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I started my career as a Marketing Assistant with Unilever, as part of their Graduate Placement Programme. However, my love for content quickly won out, and I started off at various magazines, eventually working my way into corporate, then standard-setting, editorial environments. I joined the IET in 2014 and I now oversee all the content formats for the Practitioner team (Standards and Technical Regulations). This is a fantastic position as it allows me to work on books, videos, magazine articles, webinars – and the rest of our content products, and it combines my love for content with a bit of marketing drive.

We want to ensure your book gets the maximum attention it deserves, and is visible to audiences who might engage with the IET in different ways. I’ll therefore work with you, and your committee, if relevant, to understand the aims and objectives of the book and to produce a content strategy that will maximise exposure of the publication.

 Nnamdi Jenkins-Johnston, Portfolio Development Manager

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I have over ten years’ experience in the publishing industry. I started my publishing career in education publishing where I gained experience delivering translation and localisation projects across print and digital platforms. I moved into standards publishing five years ago initially working for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors before moving to the IET.

My experience in developing standards provides me with an excellent understanding of the challenges involved in sourcing authors, identifying topics in emerging technology, and bringing authors and thought leaders together to work collaboratively across industry.

I will work with you to help take an idea from its inception to a fully-fledged publication.

Andrew Cooney, Portfolio Development Manager

I have over 20 years experience as a commissioning editor and publisher working for some of the biggest names in professional publishing, including Thomson Reuters, Informa and BSI. I have worked on a large range of print and online titles and services in a wide variety of different subject areas. I bring significant commercial experience and confidence having dealt with numerous authors and high profile partners on some major product launches. For the last 5 years I have been focussed on standards development and enjoy making a real contribution to the engineering world and its many challenges.

Andrew Syddell, Business Development Executive

I started my career as an electro-mechanical engineer, and have worked since in many differing disciplines from audio equipment to automotive component manufacture.

I am responsible for looking at emerging technologies specifically in the Autonomous Vehicle, Broadband and Communications, Smart Cities, Agriculture and Factories sectors, although will happily investigate anything current, relevant and interesting!

Additionally I have to seek funding and sponsorship for our publications.

Tony Hicks, Business Development Executive

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Having served in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy as an avionics engineer for 25 years.  I have carved a second career of over 25 years as a senior manager within a number of training and development focused companies such as Sector Skills Councils and Awarding Bodies.  This experience mainly covers business development activities within the engineering sector.  During this period I have also worked, for 10 years, as an international learning and development consultant working with Governments to develop national strategies for apprenticeships and vocational education.

 Allen Madamombe MIET, Editor

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I started with the IET in January 2017 as the editor for the IET Standards and Technical   Regulations   teams. My role is mainly to proofread and edit publications from both teams throughout the entire publication process. I have a background in materials engineering and construction and I was brought in to add my technical knowledge to the editorial process.

 Amy Walker, Assistant Editor

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My publishing career started when I joined the IET in 2014 as an editorial assistant. In 2015 I was made assistant editor and I am now responsible for managing the image process for our printed publications. I am also heavily involved in our digital content, including our bi-monthly online magazine Wiring Matters.

I liaise with both authors and illustrators to ensure that the images have technical integrity and maintain the look and feel of the IET Standards titles.

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