Michael Major Media - Print Division
Michael Major Media offers a full range of editing, page layout, printing and proofreading services. Whereas Michael Major Media is a new company, my services have been available to the wine industry while I was senior editor at Winetitles from 1995 to 2004. During this time I managed the publication of numerous proceedings, annual reports and books. I have managed the production of the proceedings for the 9th, 10th, 12th and 13th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conferences. I serve as editor of the Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Directory, which requires significant production coordination and the Technical Review,a bimontly journal published by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
My technical and scientific background (MSc. in agricultural journalism and BSc. in biology) enable me to keep a sharp eye out to assure that technical and scientific nomenclature is accurately presented in the proceedings.
Recent print projects
The Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Directory
The 552-page Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Directory is widely regarded as the Australian wine industry's bible. I have been editor of this prestigious publication since 1995. During that time the Directory was awarded the Bell Award by the Australian Business & Specialist Publisher as Australia's Best Directory in 2002 and 2003.
Advances in Wine Science
The Australian Wine Research Institute published this 272-page, hard cover book to commemorate its 50th anniversary in 2005. The book features overview chapters, a full list of AWRI publications and 13 technical papers. I was hired to produce the book and design the content pages and liaise with the printers at all stages for printing a full colour cover and two colour text.
Proceedings of the 12th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
The Australian Wine Research Institute and the Australian Society of Oenology and Viticulture host the Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference every three years. I have been involved in the production of three of the proceedings. The last proceedings was published in full colour in 2005 and consisted of 352 pages of scientific papers and graphs.
ASVO Viticulture Seminar: Transforming Flowers to Fruit
A 44-page book of seminar proceedings published in 2005.
ASVO Oenology Seminar: Advances in Tannins
A 42-page book of seminar proceedings published in 2006. The Michael Major Media design team, redesigned the cover of this series of technical proceedings to afford a more contemporary look.