Resumé: Senior Production/Layout Specialist

 A list of the online learning Courses I have completed. I like learning new stuff.

A list of the online learning Courses I have completed. I like learning new stuff.

I am skilled in the layout, production, and conversion of resources. I am technically proficient and flexible with an up-to-date knowledge of hardware and software, and with record of delivering projects on time and on budget. Long documents (typically "books") are my speciality. I further specialize in mathematics resources.

Recently Acquired/Upgraded Skills:

  • conversion of print-first resources to HTML + MathML with clean-up of the resultant code
  • conversion of digital-first resources to InDesign for printing
  • accessibility (including U.S. Section 508 Compliance)

Key Areas of Expertise:

  • layout and conversion of long-form resources
  •  formatting of InDesign documents for easy export to HTML + MathML
  • implementation of design documents
  • project management

Personal Skills:

  • highly organized and able to prioritize
  • excellent problem solving and strategic thinking
  • self-motivating and persevering
  • able to work with minimal supervision independently or as part of a team
  • keen attention to detail, while managing or working on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • dedicated work ethic and flexible in scheduling

Software Skills:

Hands-on experience using the following software packages:

  • Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat
  • Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel (Macintosh and Windows)
  • Macintosh OSX and Microsoft Windows
  • understanding and working knowledge of CSS, HTML, and XML

Work Skills:

  • project management (coordination and management of the production of resources; art direction, technical artists, illustrators, photo researchers)
  • graphic design (creating a design template based on an existing design and repurposing it for use with new resources)
  • layout and typesetting (especially long-form documents such as books, research papers, or annual reports)
  • style sheet implementation and adherence
  • ensuring consistency in layout across documents and projects
  • creating accurate technical art (graphs, charts, tables)
  • basic photo manipulation
  • precise and rapid implementation of author alterations and editorial changes
  • adapting resources to make them accessible to people with disabilities
  • preparation of files for printing and conversion to pdf and XML/HTML
  • staff training, mentoring, and managing
  • technical support and troubleshooting

Work Experience:

Freelance Long-Document Layout and Conversion Specialist (March 2015 – Present)

Director, Project Manager, Layout Artist at First Folio Resource Group Inc. (November 1992 – January 2015)


Ongoing education and training, including the following online courses (see a more complete list of the courses I have taken in the image at the right):

  • Adapting a Print Layout for Digital Publishing
  • CSS Fundamentals
  • Digital Publishing Fundamentals
  • HTML Essential Training
  • InDesign CS3 Professional Typography
  • InDesign CS5: Dynamic Publishing Workflows in XML
  • InDesign CS6 to HTML
  • InDesign Styles in Depth
  • Learning GREP with InDesign
  • Multilingual Publishing Strategies with InDesign
  • PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Essential Training
  • Preparing InDesign Files for Accessibility
  • XML Essential Training
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