Freelance Photo Retouching
December 2011 to Present
Photoshopping and restoring historical children's books for reprinting.
Design of new book for publication.
March 2008 to Present
Page layout & design of weekly magazine, supplements, journals, monthly newsletters & ads.
Responsible for new design of two publications, including magazine design update.
Worked in booth for trade shows.
Responsible for establishing & maintaining relationships with printers.
Checked proofs, requested quotes & preflighted files.
Managed all reprint requests & classified ad purchases.
Reformatted & uploaded all publications on website for archiving & purchase.
Researched & purchased stock photography.
Create Filemaker systems to automate workflow to keep track of classified & reprint sales.
Ensured all incoming art met printer standards & made appropriate color adjustments.
Created & designed ad campaign for classified ad section.
Freelance Page Composition
November 2009 to July 2011
Page layout for various four-color sports annuals.
August 2007 to February 2008
Checked & evaluated manuscripts for production.
Managed multiple projects with various deadlines.
Created production schedules.
Coordinated with outside full service vendors & freelance designers.
Communicated between vendors, authors & editors.
Requested edits & approved freelance art.
Maintained various databases and processed invoices.
Editorial Assistant/Permissions Assistant
August 2005 to July 2007
Communicated with authors & answered their daily questions.
Prepared & tracked manuscripts & all components for production.
Design analysis/development of manuscripts.
Completed review analysis for subsequent editions.
Created Sales Manual Pages for sales representatives.
Arranged payment for authors & contributors.
Identified & contacted appropriate book reviewers.
Created back cover copy.
Completed monthly financial reports.
Responded to requests for permissions & granted use.
Researched copyrighted materials for permissions & priced sales.
Requested permissions for authors.
Evaluated manuscripts for permissions.
September 2003 to July 2005
Evaluated coursepack materials for copyright issues.
Researched copyright holders and sought permissions.
Prepared files for print.
M.A. in Literature & Publishing
B.A. in Anthropology
Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Print Production, Prepress, Layout, Design, Composition
Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator including InCopy (CS3 & CS5).
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Filemaker & Adobe Acrobat.
Extensive experience laying out publications for print.
Excellent attention to detail.
Experienced in requesting quotes and negotiation with vendors.
Graduate level course work in print design, production & copyediting.
Knowledge of FTP workflow.
Familiarity with both AP and CMS.
Experienced in color correction for print & proof checking.
Extensive experience in copyright & permissions.
Experience working in a trade show booth.