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Susan MacGregor

Freelance Book Cover Designer, Book Designer, & More

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Location:Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/susanmacgregor
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Kudos
3.0
4 Skills
$35
Rate/Hr
SUSAN MACGREGOR
DIGITAL ZONE

WORK EXPERIENCE

May, 1998—Present DIGITAL ZONE
Owner: Freelance company providing design, page composition,
and graphic arts services; specializing in book production
• typesetting, text design, cover/jacket design
• preparation of electronic files for print
• computer maintenance and set up, software installation
• ordering all supplies including software

Clients have included: Penguin Canada, Key Porter Books, Doubleday Canada, Random House Canada, Harcourt Canada, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, Pearson Education Canada, Broadview Press, CSPI/Women’s Press, Oxford University Press

July, 1992—January, 1999 ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING & DESIGN
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
• typesetting, text design, cover/jacket design
• design and implementation of templates
• preparation of electronic files for print
• ordering and overseeing print jobs for covers
• computer maintenance and set up, software installation
• ordering computer related supplies

January—July, 1992 JUNIOR DESIGNER
Addison Wesley Publishers Ltd.
• typesetting of educational books from existing templates, some design

August—December, 1991 FREELANCE TYPESETTER
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
• typesetting of trade books from existing templates, some design

SPECIAL SKILLS

Computer Skills Applications (Macintosh platform)
Proficient in: QuarkXpress, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator,
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Rapidweaver
Other Computer Skills
flatbed scanning, photo collages, photo retouching/manipulation, computer illustration (such as maps, figures, charts, graphs, icons, logos), preparation of print-ready documents

Other Skills
Excellent communication and organizational skills; ability to work
independently; ability to juggle many projects at once and meet deadlines;
attention to detail

EDUCATION

York University Creative Writing Program
1985—1987

Durham College Graphic Design Program
1989—1991

REFERENCES

Available on request