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Mavis Andrews

Freelance Children's Book Illustrator, Book Designer, & More

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Acrylic on canvas. This painting of lion and stuffed toy was adapted from a photograph of a lion with his prey. It is part of a series of animals with toys that I did for a show, depicting the emotions of animals without the distracting image of prey or other unsavoury items they delight in but we might shudder about.
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Illustration for a magazine article entitled De-Stressing the Season.
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Illustrations. Sample graphite illustrations done for Canadians: Seriously Humourous,a book of humourous quotes compiled by Merv Hempel.
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I was retained by the publisher to illustrate this children's book by Andrea de Cosmos of Vancouver, BC, about Coraan, a young girl who learns to help a friend use music to resolve her grief over her brother's death. http://www.amazon.ca/Harp-Song-Andrea-De-Cosmos/dp/0888783310
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I was retained by the publisher to illustrate this children's book by Andrea de Cosmos of Vancouver, BC, about Coraan, a lonely girl who makes friends by doing things she thought were impossible while learning that the best wishes are those made for others.
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I created these delightful characters for a children's poster. Acrylic on paper. 12" x 16"
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Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
I love this one...the rabbits are so cute! Very fetching design...
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Thanks, Cirrelia!
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Said "Assisting a client in writing a biographical account of her great-grandfather's life"
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Editing. Cover design. Cover graphics. Book design and layout. I was delighted that Michael McIndoe, a retired educator, and a powerful speaker and workshop presenter, retained me to help polish and produce this powerful parenting book that presents lessons from Great Kids, looking at their common characteristics and the traits they share. mikemcindoe.com/cms/?p=great-kids?
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Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
Fabulous book cover design!!
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Substantive editing. Copy editing. Photo editing. Book design. Cover design.Biography. Creative non-fiction. I worked with the elderly author, editing her manuscript and photos,and designing the layout and cover for this biography of Florence Carter Donkin, born in 1879 as the thirteenth child in her family. www.goodreads.com/review/show/74849979?
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Editing. Book Design. I did the editing and layout for this book about leadership and developing leadership skills, by Dave Douglas, an accomplished speaker and presenter of workshops for youth. I worked closely with the illustrator, Greg Moran of Victoria. I also created the accompanying Activity Guide.The cover design is by graphic artist Nick Moran. www.leadingtheway-book.com
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Developmental editing. Editing. Book Design. Cover design. Photo editing. Biography. I was retained by Mary E. Andrews (no relation) and Doreen J. Hunter to help them develop and publish this biography of Gerald Smedley Andrews, former BC Surveyor General, who is considered by his peers to be a "true Canadian pioneer and visionary British Columbia land surveyor. This book was supported by his various professional organizations. www.abcbookworld.com/view_author.php?id=4793?
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Editing. Rewriting. Book Design. Cover Design. This is a darkly humorous story of a brain-injured man, written by a brain-injured man. I edited him from rough story through to finished product, and designed the book and cover. Peggy Cady of Victoria, BC, did the cover art.I used elements from her illustration to define the different parts of the story.http://www.amazon.ca/The-Organ-Intelligence-Perverse-Survivor/dp/1412095131
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Supervising editor and designer. Biography. This book is made up of Mag Ruffman's conversations with Steve Smith about his life and contains a large number of black and white photos. I was contracted by the publisher to act as project manager/senior editor and designer for this book in order to meet a severely curtailed timeline. The book came out on time. This was largely possible because of a great team: Harriet Cooper of Toronto, ON, as editor; Paula Gaube of Victoria, BC, as designer, Dave Murray of Red Deer, AB, and Sue Mitchell of Toronto, ON as design assistants, and Tracey D. Hooper of North Saanich, BC, as proofreader. And, of course, wonderful clients.
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Said "I am currently working on a children's book: editing, design, cover design, layout; I am working with an artist, coaching her in the execution of illustration, I am editing a book of humorous and inspiration stories about life with cats."
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Joined the Book Cover Design, Book Design, Children's Book Illustration, and Illustration directories.
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Children's Book Illustration
Book Design
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About Me:
I am a book designer, editor, article writer, creative writer, illustrator, children's illustrator. I love books and I love helping people end up with a product with a cover and interior design that impels the reader to possess their book so that they can be captivated by the magic of their words. I am passionate about illustration and design and equally as passionate about the creative and editorial processes, whether an author needs substantive help or copy editing, or help developing their ideas from random thoughts to finished product.

Types of contracts I have done include:
Editing: developmental editing, substantive editing, copy editing, proofreading.
Design: design and layout of interior elements, cover design and layout, photo editing
Illustration: spot illustrations,...
Location
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada