A private commission for Jim McAlpine, former CEO of McAlpine Industries – a pioneering refrigeration company established by his father, James – founding CEO of Pizza Hut (New Zealand), powerboat racer, helicopter pilot and more. Project began late-2015 and was completed in November 2018.
FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT by John Ford. 237pp. R24Publishing, June 2017.
Growing up in the Waikato town of Cambridge in the 1970s, John Ford knew he wanted to be an ambulance officer. That ambition saw him qualify as an Advanced Paramedic in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. He has also wandered other roads such as following in his grandfather’s footsteps inside Mt. Eden Prison, working as a funeral director and, following a life-changing event, becoming the ‘limo driver’ for one of New Zealand’s most popular broadcasters. From the Driver’s Seat takes readers to places they’ve never been before and gives a new appreciation of the people who devote themselves to working in the dangerous yet exciting world of our emergency services.
Work on this 80,000 word book included manuscript assessment; full edit; proofing; page layout and design; front and back cover design; liaising with printer and delivery of print-ready files; formatting and design for Amazon KDP.