Literacy Consultancy

 

 

READING FOR PLEASURE AND KNOWLEDGE | BUILDING A BOOKSHELF | REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT

Our hyperconnected world demands a thorough understanding of the narratives prevalent across different countries and cultures. Journalism, sport and the exchange of goods and services may build a few bridges but to truly know somebody’s inner life we ought to attentively listen to their own stories – unfiltered and undistorted. Take advantage of our knowledge of international publishing and learn about people, places and perspectives. Gain an edge in the marketplaces of our global digital village by acting on our eclectic reading recommendations, customised in accordance with your background and aspirations. You may avail yourself of our advice for more personal reasons as well, say, to improve concentration or to simply satisfy your curiosity. If you are a writer or publisher, we could provide you with book review and manuscript assessment services.

 


READING FOR PLEASURE AND KNOWLEDGE

The great epics and myths of humankind, contemporary world literature, seminal philosophical and religious texts, critically acclaimed research in disciplines like psychology or sociology, ethics and politics, technology and history, colonialism and race issues, migration and feminism, treatises timely and timeless, zeitgeists across the East and the West – we cover it all. Responding to your areas of interest, we will deliver suggestions that will expand your horizons and give you a deeper understanding of cultures, worldviews and current affairs. We will distill complex points of view, traditions and arguments into accessible language that can serve as a useful entry point into your field of enquiry. This service includes descriptions of concepts and ideas with relevant book recommendations.

For Individuals, Educational Institutions, Businesses and Non-Profit Organisations: Advisory will be delivered through text, and if needed, video calling, over short or long term. Enquire about rates.

 

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BUILDING A BOOKSHELF

Do you plan to create a whole library from scratch or develop an existing one for yourself, your children, your students or your employees? If you are not sure where to begin, we will put together a fascinating list of books keeping in mind the ages, occupations and ambitions of your readers. Proximity to and regular engagement with a good collection of literature sharpens one’s sense of self and perception of the world. Incorporating must-read classics, prize-winners and relatively unknown gems, we will assemble an invigorating combination of fiction and non-fiction for your home or office. If you are new to reading and looking for something light and entertaining, we will guide you through popular material that will delight as it will inform. Say, commercial novels, memoirs both fun-filled and thought-provoking, simple yet meaningful social/cultural commentaries and enlightening photo books. To those who have had limited involvement with the humanities, we will provide introductory reading experiences that are easy to assimilate. This service is more basic than “Reading for Pleasure and Knowledge” with the deliverable containing book recommendations on one or more disciplines with very brief descriptions of the content. 

For Individuals, Educational Institutions, Businesses and Non-Profit Organisations: Advisory will be delivered through text, and if needed, video calling, over short or long term. Enquire about rates.

 

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REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT

On our blog OnArtandAesthetics.com, we regularly post book reviews of literature, poetry, memoirs and well-researched studies on culture, art-making, design and the experience of beauty and ugliness. Every piece of commentary includes high quality illustrations. If you want a single book or a whole batch related to our usual areas of interest reviewed, we would be glad to consider your request. If you have written or published largely jargon-free book(s) in other disciplines, say, history, politics, psychology, sociology or technology, you can contact us as well. If you have an unpublished manuscript, we will be able to provide a detailed critique of the content, pointing out strengths and weaknesses in plot, structure and argument.

For Writers and Publishers: Reviews will be published on our blog (if required) and sites like Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes & Noble. Clients are welcome to share excerpts from our texts as promotional copy on their websites, online marketplaces and in print. Assessment of unpublished manuscripts will be offered through text, and if needed, video calling. Enquire about rates.

 

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Share your areas of interest or your latest publishing projects with us at info@elucidaction.com.au.

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