Between 2004–06, Pippa was the Books Editor at Motivate Publishing in Dubai, the Arabian Gulf’s leading publisher of books and magazines.

A key achievement was working with and editing Patrick Lichfield’s book, Dubai, A City Portrait.

She wrote several titles, including: The Middle East from Space, Abu Dhabi – A Pictorial Tour, Sharjah – A Pictorial Tour, The Culinary World of Jumeirah, Sheikh Khalifa – Life and Times, the authorised biography of the President of the United Arab Emirates, and A Family Escape, a short novel with photographs for the Jumeirah Beach Hotel (available in each of the hotel’s 600+ bedrooms).

As Managing Editor of her own small publishing business in 2007, a highlight was the publication of the Living and working in Dubai guidebook. Pippa project managed the entire publishing process from start to finish, including:

  • Research, writing and editing the copy
  • Design and lay out in InDesign
  • Photography, retouching and colour correction in Photoshop
  • Creating maps in Illustrator
  • Liaising with agencies to obtain an ISBN number and barcode
  • Liaising with printers and obtaining quotes for various papers/weights and print runs
  • Sending press-ready artwork to the printer
  • Signing off printer’s proofs

The book was reviewed by the Expat Telegraph and can be read here.