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William R. | Elance
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William R.

Your Guide To Successful Book Publishing
   United States
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I was extremely pleased with Wills work. He is very creative, accommodating and knows the printing industry well. Will goes the extra mile to making sure that the final product exceeds expectations. I can highly recommend Will and intend to use him regularly.

I have over 12 years of experience encompassing all aspects of book publishing. These aspects include manuscript development, writing / editing / proofreading, cover design and interior formatting. My strongest fields of expertise are writing, editing, and design....

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Creative Writing
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book printing
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Service Description

When I design a book, I do so for the retail, school and library markets. My designs are informed by my experience working closely with book sales representatives and retail buyers. Everything I bring to the table as experience and talent is for one chief purpose: finding the best possible design for your book within its particular genre. If I can visualize your book on a shelf in a book store, that is where it rightly belongs.

I read every book I design. I do this so imagery and themes within the pages jump out and lend themselves to cover concepts and interior layout ideas. If a book title hasn't been decided, I will make recommendations based on my reading.

I typically provide 3 unique cover samples to start off. From there, a final cover begins to take form. Once a cover design is approved, I move on to the interior and produce 3 unique layouts from which to choose. Once a layout is approved, I proceed with building the book.

When the book is in its final form as an ebook and / or a print-ready PDF, I can help you obtain print estimates if you intend to print books and recommend reliable print vendors. My mother was a writer; my father was a fireman who worked at night for a print company. My dad ended up working over 40 years in print and my first experience in book publishing was in manufacturing. I can help you make size and material selections that will enhance the aesthetics of your book and reduce your print costs.

Whatever you need to be...

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Bethel University
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy & English Literature
1986 - 1990
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book cover design
book design
interior formatting
ebook design
ebook formatting
book editing
children's book design
proof reading
interior layout
hard cover book design
soft cover book design
book publishing
book consulting
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  • 12 months
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September 2014
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William R.