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Nancy F. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 21, 2013

Nancy F.

Proven competence plus accuracy and speed
   United States
  |   Wanette, OK

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $38

I have honed a number of skills to perfection during my long career in commercial printing and publishing: design, prepress production, editing and copywriting. A highly-disciplined self-starter, I am known for a positive, supportive attitude and my ability to cooperate with clients in many fields and colleagues of all skill levels.

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Portfolio

Designed the cover around the author's painting, using my response to the whimsical...
Cover art was done by a friend of the author and had to be used no larger than the size...
The mailer panel, compliant with U.S.P.S. requirements, is seen in the middle of the...
This was an 11" x 17", folded into four pages, then letter-folded and mailed....
This eye-catching facade was designed in compliance with the bulk mail requirements of...
This client likes to fill the available space with as much information as possible. The...
I worked for a business forms printer for five years. This is one of thousands of forms...

Skills (10)

Tested
Publishing Fundamentals
Adobe InDesign
Adobe FrameMaker
Creative Writing
English
Editing
English Grammar
English Proofreading
English Punctuation
English Spelling

Service Description

It can be a challenge to find a graphic arts professional who can get your project into print without time- and money-wasting communication problems and issues arising from a lack of understanding of offset printing requirements. Many young designers have focused on website design at the expense of print, to the detriment of the client as well as to their own careers.

A long career in commercial printing and publishing has enabled me to perfect a wide variety of skills. Not only am I an accomplished layout artist and typesetter, I am a skilled writer and editor.

I can take scattered ideas and error-riddled copy, organize them and meld them into an appealing, eye-catching brochure or promotional piece. I can advise you on the best formats for art and photographs you wish in include in your work and arrange them for maximum impact. I can create eye-catching layouts from scratch, guaranteed to go from my desk to press or onto a website without a hitch. I am also happy to work with furnished content and images, hewing to a strict layout and specifications. In other words: if you know exactly what you want, I can produce that.

I will quote you a price for producing your piece before I begin work: no unpleasant surprises as far as cost. I will keep you updated with daily emails and preliminary proofs on long-term projects. I believe in addressing problems and obstacles early in the production process, to save you time and money.

I have specialized in long-document...

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Employment

Action Printing of Norman
Prepress production technician
1985 - 2012
I specialized in long-document projects, mostly catalogs, for which I was the person primarily responsible. I trained numerous co-workers to assist on these and other projects, and fostered clear...
Derby Magazine / Appaloosa Racing Record
Typesetter
1983 - 1985
Sole typesetter for two monthly magazines, as well as frequent horse auction catalogs. I assisted in layout and pasteup, and and pointed out potential editorial problems.
Chickasha Daily Express
Composing Room Foreman
1982 - 1983

Education

University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Arts in Art History
- 1974

Keywords

prepress production
desktop publisher
InDesign
Quark Xpress
Adobe Framemaker
editing
copywriting
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