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Unauthorized Media | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jul 11, 2014

Unauthorized Media

Bringing Your Ideas To Life
   United States
  |   Los Angeles, CA
  |  12:29 pm Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $35

At UNAUTHORIZED MEDIA our mantra is "The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right."

We are highly skilled & experienced in print book design & publication (specializing in creating printer-ready files for CreateSpace, Lightning Source, Lulu and other Print-On-Demand services) and converting manuscripts into the popular eBook formats (.mobi for Kindle and epub for iPad & Nook).

The at-times tricky technical details of book publishing (print or digital) require a seasoned...

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Designed the interior for the book, in French
Designed the interior, execute the layout for this Austim Parenting book
Designed the page layout and unique chapter graphic for this memoir
Design an eye-catching book cover for a personal improvement book. Sourced the stock...
Created the photographic chapter breaks for an
Designed the interior with InDesign, created the cover with Photoshop
ebook cover designs for Kindle
Designed the layout and the graphics for this PowerPoint Presentation
Designed the logo/book cover/Facebook cover for an upcoming multimedia project on...
Designed the cover for this nonfiction book
Designed and typeset the interior of this book with InDesign CS6, also created the...
Designed the page layout for a children's book, and then converted it to a Kindle file.
Designed the cover for this memoir. Typeset the interior for Lightning Source printing
Client wanted a more ominous cover for a book that was already in print; designed the...
Designed the entire cover design - colors, key art and typography. Created in Photoshop
Designed cover, selected typeface in Photoshop
Designed the book cover for CreateSpace
Design the layout and optimize the photos for the NOSH: 14-Day Detox Recipe Nutrition...
Re-format an InDesign File to make it compliant with Createspace's publishing criteria
Design the book interior and page layout for a work-out instruction manual; CreateSpace...
Designed all book covers for Kindle, paying careful attention that they would reduce to...
Designed and typeset the interior with InDesign CS6 for this personal finance book for...
Designed and typeset a 6" x 9" book interior to comply with Lightning...
Designed the page layout for a Photo Book for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Designed the book cover, designed and typeset the book interior, and optimized photos...

Skills (12)

Kindle eBook Formatting
Adobe InDesign
Lightning Source
Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Publishing Fundamentals
Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2007 Test
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Academic Writing
Business Writing
Logo Design
Logo Design
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Service Description

As the creative director and senior editor of Unauthorized Media, my objective is to communicate my clients' messages effectively through inspired design and language arts.

My creations will entice your clients into action. Whoever is your audience is -- clients, members, vendors, staff, management or directors on your board -- I will design an appropriate and appealing message.

I am a reliable Los Angeles-based professional whom you can trust to deliver on all project expectations -- on-time, within budget and with 100% satisfaction (or your money back). Whether you need it in print or digitally, trust Unauthorized Media to design your next media project!

For more than 10 years, I have worked as a graphic designer, book design, advertising copywriter, copy editor and proofreader. I also have extensive experience generating dynamic and compelling marketing copy for the travel & leisure industries (Hilton Hotels, DoubleTree, One & Only)

My successful work history consists of designing for major publishers (Penguin Publishing, McGraw-Hill), major motion picture studios (Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios) and newspapers (The New York Times).

Do you want imaginative designs or convincing and witty written communication? What look further than Unauthorized Media to design your next media project!

I can be reached
-- via email from 8am to 8pm (PST); typical response is within 4 hours
-- via Elance Message Board; response time same business day
-- via telephone...

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Unauthorized Media
Creative Director
2008 - Present
Design and typeset books; design and convert ebooks for Kindle, iPad and Nook; design book covers; copy edit and typeset books, magazine articles, white papers, blog posts, academic papers; create...
Warner Books
Freelance Book Designer
2006 - 2007
Work with authors and editors to typeset and design book interiors and covers on a wide variety of fiction books.
Michael Davis Company/Milestone Media
Freelance Writer & Editor
2006 - 2007
Penguin Publishing
Freelance Typesetter Book Designer
2005 - 2007
Work with editors and authors designing book interiors
The New York Times Company
Freelance Writer, Copy Editor, Proofreader
2005 - 2006
20th Century Fox
Creative Writer/Content Producer
2004 - 2006
Hired by Academy Award-winning film producer Wendy Finerman to write screenplays for her production company and 20th Century Fox
Universal Studios Home Video
Copy Editor Proofreader
2003 - 2005
One of a team of four copy editors who oversaw and copy edited all the key art and packaging for all the DVD and VHS releases of Universal Studios, DreamWorks SKG, Focus Features, and NBC's TV...
Associate Editor, Book Designer
2001 - 2003
Started as an associate editor, and then demonstrated skills at book design and page layout, so I migrated to book designer.


University of Michigan
1989 - 1993


graphic design
book design
book cover
adobe indesign
Lightning Source
after effects
final cut pro
video editing
My Snapshot
Elance Level
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
August 2010
Elance URL
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