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 musicβ€”and Dr. Hook.

Experience

  • Book Designer and Owner

    at New Author Publishing Services

    October 2013 - at Present

    Ontario

    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.

  • Owner/Graphic Designer

    at NikDesigns

    May 1999 - October 2013

    Ontario

    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

    Alberta

    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.

  • Proofreader/Graphic Designer

    at Elgin County Market

    September 1998 - September 2004

    Ontario

    Proofread all Display ads; designed Display ads for the Newspaper.

  • Graphic Designer

    at Mailboxes Etc

    May 2002 - May 2004

    Ontario

    Provided Graphic Design for customers' business cards, posters, newsletters, bridal invitations, posters, raffle tickets, brochures, booklets, business forms, etc.

Education

  • Criminology (part-time; incomplete)

    at University of Toronto

    1978 - 1989 (11 years) Ontario

Services offered

  • Editing and Book Design

    We take the author step by step through the book publishing process.

Knowledge and keywords

Languages

  • English Native

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