Dr. Keith Whittles
Dr. Whittles moved from academia into publishing in 1978 joining Blackie in Glasgow as a commissioning editor in engineering and the applied physical sciences. Eight years later he became a freelance editor, commissioning technical books for several of the international publishing companies active in the UK and also provided a book production service to companies and individuals. After beginning to publish under his own name, the publishing programme of Whittles Publishing has grown to encompass academic/professional and general non-fiction titles. Keith has been a non-executive director with BookSource (Glasgow), a book distribution company, and for several years was the chair of Publishing Scotland during and after its creation.