Book Design & Layout
JEFF KARON, PHD
EDITING, WRITING, DESIGNING, LAYOUT
Print and Web Document Design and Layout / Organizational and Developmental Editing / Substantive Editing
Copyediting & Proofreading / Writing Assistance / Ghostwriting / Book Proposals / Web Content and Blog Development
Jeff is a former university English professor and current writer, editor, and business consultant with over 25 years of experience working with writers of all skill levels. He has edited hundreds of books, articles, stories, and essays across a broad range of disciplines. His specialties include general fiction, biography/memoir, literary criticism, philosophy, poetry criticism, creative writing (including poetry), business writing (including reports, proposals. web content, résumés, and cover letters), journal articles, and scholarly books.
As a business consultant, he helps individuals and organizations build their reputations and brands through writing, editing, deep web design, instructional design, and marketing, and will bring his strategic focus to bear on your projects.
He is an expert in Adobe Creative Suite programs including InDesign (used for professional book and document layouts) and Illustrator, a publishing member of Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP), and a consultant for the Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education.
He blends editing and design skills to ensure that your work fulfills your vision and helps authors produce print- and web-ready publications suitable for today’s publishing platforms.
Professional copyediting, indexing, eBook conversion, and interior book design (formatting/layout)
Liz uses Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, to bring your manuscript to life. Using her experience, design skills, and eye for detail, she’ll help ensure you have the best layout for your book. Liz will work closely with you to iron out all the details that set quality books apart, including page size, margins, and appropriate typefaces for body text and headings.
The internet is full of self-publishing options, and while they may seem appealing because of price or a “do-it-yourself” mentality, this has led to a number of self-published books that look, well, like a do-it-yourself project. They are published, but because they were formatted with overused word processor fonts or typefaces that looked “cool” online (but are distracting or even unreadable), they lack the polish that sets the work off as authoritative. As a professional interior book designer, Liz will attend to all the details you may have skipped over. She will also make sure your book conforms to modern publishing industry standards while still maintaining your personal style and unique voice—making your work stand out from the pack (for all the right reasons).