- Chipping Norton, GB
- £25 /hr
- Available now
I currently work as a freelancer offering design, typesetting, picture research/image commissioning and project management. I am experienced in working with the internal designmore...I currently work as a freelancer offering design, typesetting, picture research/image commissioning and project management. I am experienced in working with the internal design and external design and typesetting of books. I have produced many reference and educational books (at primary, secondary and further education levels), dictionaries, illustrated coffed-table books, historical, biographical, craft and simple text-based titles. I have also worked with individual self-publishing authors and am always happy to help with these exciting new projects.
I have a great deal of experience working with multilingual books and material. I have designed and typeset books in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Scots Gaelic, Portuguese, Hindi, Vietnamese, Italian, Arabic, Turkish, Thai and Mandarin Chinese.
Picture research: I am happy to work either from a manuscript or a list developed by the client. I work with the usual picture research agencies or can contact museums, websites or private individuals to select images. If an original image is required I am happy to commission illustrators or photographers. My main areas of expertise are educational (primary, secondary and further) and reference.
As well as working on projects myself, I also work as a project manager for some publishers and can co-ordinate editors, proofreaders, translators, external designers and typesetters and liaise with in-house staff to ensure your book gets to the printer on schedule and within budget.
I work regularly for a number of companies including Hodder, Chambers Harrap, Canongate, Harper Collins, OUP, Berlitz, Larousse and Birlinn. I also work for small companies and individuals, to design stationery, brochures, postcards, business cards, etc.
I work with the following packages: Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator (Mac), Arbortext 3B2.
Area Covered: UK
Company Name: Creative Publishing Services
Work Experience Summary: 2005-present: freelance offering design, typesetting, picture research and image/photography commissioning.
1997-2005: Design and Prepress Manager, Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, running inhouse design and prepress department (responsible for books, covers, brochures, stationery, picture research, image commissioning)
1992-1997: Production Editor, Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd.
1992-1994: Production Controller, Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd.
Education Summary: BA Publishing, Napier University of Edinburgh, 1992.
HNC Business Studies and Languages (French & Spanish), Napier Polytechnic of Edinburgh, 1988.
Design, Typesetting, Picture Research