Resumé: Senior Production/Layout Specialist

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 a record of delivering projects on time and on budget. Long documents (typically "books") are my speciality. I further specialize in the creation of 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 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)

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.


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 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 2019 Essential Training

  • Preparing InDesign Files for Accessibility

  • XML Essential Training

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