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Susan G. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 23, 2014

Susan G.

Professional Book Design and Page Layout
   United States
  |   San Diego, CA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $24

The service I offer is unique and is offered to publishers, authors, designers, or anyone who needs a typesetter with over 25 years of experience arranging text and graphics into a visually pleasing page layout. I look forward to every new project and take great pride in my work. I will ensure that you are completely satisfied with the final book.

Please note that the layouts shown in my portfolio were not designed by me and are just a sampling of some of the books for which I was responsible for preparing the text and laying out the...

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Apr 17, 2014|Page & Book Design|Private|Completed
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Sep 30, 2013|Page & Book Design|Private|Completed
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Jul 29, 2013|Page & Book Design|Private|Completed
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Jul 10, 2013|Page & Book Design|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

Recreated book layout from pdf pages; reformatted 240 page book using text imported...
Recreated book layout from Xerox pages; reformatted 304 page book using text imported...
Designed and provided page makeup for the interior pages of this Middle Grade Reader
Designed and provided the layout for this Middle Grade Reader; background artwork...
Responsible for laying out text and graphics as an independent contractor for...
Awarded through Elance: Convert html file to Word, design interior, layout interior...
Awarded through Elance: Convert html file to Word, design interior, layout interior...
Awarded through Elance: Convert html file to Word, design interior, layout interior...
Awarded through Elance: Convert html file to Word, design interior, layout interior...
Contracted by publishing company to compose and layout interior pages in InDesign
Contracted by publishing company to compose and layout interior pages in InDesign
Contracted by publishing company to compose and layout interior pages in InDesign
Layout book based on previous edition
Contracted by publishing to compose and layout interior pages in InDesign
Contracted by publishing to match classic design, compose, and layout interior pages
Contracted by publishing to compose and layout interior pages in InDesign
Created in Photoshop to show book cover design capabilities.
Created in Photoshop to show book cover design capabilities.
Created cover in Photoshop to show book cover design capabilities.
Created flyer in InDesign
Created flyer for in InDesign.
Created in InDesign

Skills (5)

Tested
Extremely detailed oriented
Meets or exceeds deadlines
InDesign CS5-6
Illustrator CS5
Quark Xpress

Service Description

My focus is book composition and page layout. As a vendor (my company name is R&S Book Composition) to many publishers and book production services over the years, my responsibility has been to replicate the designer's specifications or sample layout and apply all the styles/elements accurately throughout the document. As a result of this extensive experience and my recent certification in Graphic Design, I have also acquired a sense for book design if you need help designing the interior or cover of your book. For simple text-only designs, I can export and prepare an epub file.

The software programs (MAC format) used:

MSWord
InDesign CS3, 4, 5, 6
Quark 7, 8
Illustrator CS
Photoshop CS
Acrobat

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Employment

R&S Book Composition
owner
1995 - Present
Independent contractor--Book composition/page makeup for publishing companies and independent book production services. Trade novels (adult, young adult; children); reprints; classics; college...
Thompson Type
typographer
1983 - 1994
Typographer (Trade and Book Department)--General skills include deciphering book specifications to be converted into typesetting codes or Macintosh styles and master pages; keyboarding from edited...
Metropolitan Nashville School District
teacher
1977 - 1982
Math-support teacher (Elementary School--Grades 3-6)

Education

Sessions College
Graphic Design Certification
2011 - 2013
Vanderbilt/George Peabody College for Teachers
BA--Elementary and special education
1972 - 1977

Keywords

page layout
book layout
typesetter
compositor
keyboarding
book design
book cover design
book interior design
book page layout
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