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M. Carolyn E. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 15, 2012

M. Carolyn E.

Publishing process expertise + graphic design
   United States
Greensboro

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $50

I am a publishing process architect & project manager, specializing in workflows of mid- to large-scale publishers of all media content formats. I am a SYSTEM INTEGRATOR, technical TRAINER, SYSADMIN, and DATABASE MODELER, as well as a GRAPHIC DESIGNER.

Projects generally require me to:
+ Analyze workflow processes
+ Identify gaps, bottlenecks & redundancies
+ Recommend software systems & apps
+ Install / configure / test / roll-out technology solutions
+ Convert legacy data
+ Train and support users & administrators in new workflows,...

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Portfolio

Company name rearranges letters of Publishing - implying order is brought to your...
Company logo (design option #1) more aimed at graphic design and creative work consulting.
Logo for graphic design work - option #2
Magnet design incorporated the wedding's theme (music) and the wedding's colors (the...
Logo imagery-design for a UN-sponsored program focusing on international water law issues
Tri-fold invitation, RSVP card and Directions card were printed on a soft, light...
Wedding's theme was STARS. Card was printed on pearlized / luminescent wedgewood blue...
Wedding's theme was STARS. Printed card on pearlized wedgewood blue cardstock....
Invitation to a 50th Anniversary party. Was free to design anything -- so, I utilized...
Brochure for Carepeutic Touch's therapeutic massage services
Brochure for Carepeutic Touch's corporate chair-massage service
Flyer for massage therapist targeted to gym clients
Flyer for massage therapist targeted to race participants
Letterhead for apt bldg's newsletter staff.
Example of a custom training doc covering how to manage InDesign and InCopy templates...
Built several calculation tools in Excel for software, training and support that prints...
Newsletter for apt bldg with no budget (printed cheaply) - Dec 2000.
Business Card for massage therapist specializing in Repetitive Strain Injuries (e.g.,...
Business Card for publishing process architect specializing in workflow analysis,...
Painted mural on nephew Noah's bedroom walls (work-in-progress)
Painted mural on nephew Noah's bedroom walls (work-in-progress)
Painted mural on nephew Noah's bedroom walls (work-in-progress)
Painted mural on nephew Noah's bedroom walls (work-in-progress)
Painted mural on nephew Noah's bedroom walls (work-in-progress)
Painted mural on nephew Noah's bedroom walls (work-in-progress)

Skills (5)

Tested
Adobe InDesign
Adobe InDesign CS3 Test
My Score
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Adobe InCopy
Adobe InCopy CS3 Test
My Score
avg
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Test
My Score
avg
Microsoft Excel
Project Management

Service Description

TESTIMONIALS:
I've been a technical consultant & project manager to the publishing industry for over 12 years. You can find testimonials & recommendations of my work from colleagues, managers and clients at LinkedIn (search "inglishPub").

MY COMPANY:
I'm passionate about delivering quality work and exceeding my clients' expectations. I launched my company, inglishPub Consulting (LLC), to continue helping organizations "streamline the way they publish -- in plain English". What this means is I can provide you with creative solutions to your publishing process dilemmas -- and explain all the complex technical aspects in an easy-to-understand manner. Often through visual illustrations and meaningful everyday metaphors, my clients' comprehension of issues & ideas exceeds their own expectations, making the project move along faster.

WHO USES MY SERVICES?
Clients have included magazines, newspapers, catalogs, record labels, websites, ad agencies, retail stores (creative services & marketing depts), multi-channel publishers, financial & educational information publishers.

SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS:
I've integrated and/or taught technology solutions covering a wide range that includes...
+ Design programs (e.g., Adobe's Creative Suite [InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.], QuarkXPress),
+ WYSIWYG word processing (Adobe InCopy, Quark CopyDesk, etc.)
+ Workflow mgmt systems (SoftCare's K4, Quark's QPS)
+ Asset mgmt systems (MediaBank, TeleScope, Portfolio, Cumulus,...

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Employment

Consumers Union
Project Manager & Technical Consultant (freelance)
2004 - Present
Completed several large-scale projects for Consumer Reports. Most recently, implemented a PDF-review workflow -- involving install, customization, workflow design, training, documentation &...
Flux Consulting
Technical Consultant / Trainer (freelance)
2004 - 2007
Provided training & floor support in InDesign, InCopy, Acrobat, and SoftCare's K4 to several publishing companies, including NY Magazine, American Media Inc. (Shape, Star, National Enquirer), Maxim...
DeepBridge Content Solutions
Project Manager / Technical Consultant (freelance)
2004 - 2007
Projects entailed workflow analysis, change proposals, installation, testing, roll-out, documentation, floor support, training, and integration involving systems & applications that included...
DeskNet Inc.
Sr. Technical Project Manager at DeskNet Inc.
1997 - 2003
Everything from supporting Sales by creating job-role of Technical Liaison between consulting & sales departments, to developing automated publishing solutions as the on-site project manager &...

Education

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
M.A. - Forensic Psychology
2007 - 2008
New York University
B.A. - Graphic Design, Music Composition
1993 - 1996

Keywords

InDesign
K4
publishing
Adobe
Quark
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