Authoring and Technical Editing

Brian Lavery is well known for writing in a clear and concise style and for his ability to explain technical matters to a lay audience. He is able to read manuscripts, both fiction
and non-fiction, and correct technical details of ships, seamanship and naval culture. He is currently consultant on a new edition of C S Forester’s famous Hornblower novels

Maps produced for Master and Commander, the first of the Jack Aubrey novels
He has special expertise on the novels of Patrick O’Brian, having conducted tours round some of the sites and provided the maps for the Folio Society edition of his works, as well as producing a book on Jack Aubrey’s ship Surprise on collaboration with the marine artist Geoff Hunt