I'm a Graphic Designer specializing in book design and formatting;; my husband is an editor. Together we own and operate New Author Publishing Services.
I'm a part-time Photographer (especially Food!) with photos on several stock photography sites.
I'm a big fan of old music—and Dr. Hook.
Book Designer and Owner
at New Author Publishing Services
October 2013 - at Present
Leading the author step by step through the book publishing process. My husband provides the editing; I provide the book design. Read about the full services we offer at the website www.AuthorConsultants.org Our motto: "You Concentrate on the Writing; We'll Do the Rest!" For writing, editing and marketing tips, join us on www.Facebook.com/AuthorConsultants As well as working with independent authors, I provide book design to Spirit Seekers Publishing's authors and authors referred to New Author Publishing Services by Blitzprint, the book printing company.
May 1999 - October 2013
Provided graphic design services to individuals for a variety of projects including books and covers, marketing materials, newsletters, poem sheets, business cards, brochures, CD and DVD cases and labels, sponsorship packages, eBooks, logos, advertising, manuals, booklets, flyers. etc. Provided graphic design services to Aurora Publishing, Spirit Seekers Publishing, and Blitzprint: designing covers and formatting books for their authors.
Vice-President, Production & Design; Production Manager, Today's Businesswoman Magazine
at Aurora Publishing
January 2005 - September 2013
Administrative and Graphic Design Services. Administered the publishing side of the company by hiring and training staff, organizing workflow and assigning tasks, coaching new authors through the publishing process, invoicing authors, answering queries from staff, authors, Printers, maintaining the Facebook page, submitting company blogs/articles, working on the websites; problem-solving, etc. Designed covers and marketing materials, and formatted books, ready to print. Production Manager, Today's Businesswoman magazine (September 2010 to July 2013). Emailed columnists and writers concerning articles, photos, etc., organized and directed workflow, answered queries; designed ads, wrote articles.
at Elgin County Market
September 1998 - September 2004
Proofread all Display ads; designed Display ads for the Newspaper.
at Mailboxes Etc
May 2002 - May 2004
Provided Graphic Design for customers' business cards, posters, newsletters, bridal invitations, posters, raffle tickets, brochures, booklets, business forms, etc.
Criminology (part-time; incomplete)
at University of Toronto
1978 - 1989 (11 years) Ontario
Editing and Book Design
We take the author step by step through the book publishing process.