Designer, Editor, Publishing Consultant
Last active: 10/27/2011
I believe that authors should not compromise when it comes to publishing their books. As a person who loves books – both reading and designing them, I am committed to your success. I strive to create high quality book designs that you would be proud to see on a bookstore shelf. It is my goal to guide authors just like you through the complex world of self-publishing.
Since my background is in writing and editing, I make a special effort to understand the heart of your book, so that I can design a book that is not only fresh and engaging but expresses your story or message. I also understand the importance of a strong author platform. I can custom design your website so that it not only promotes your book, it enhances you as a writer.
When you hire me, you will be getting a skilled publishing professional who, as the creative director of an indie publisher, has been responsible for producing numerous commercial book titles, on budget and on time.
I have a MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in Strategic Management. In addition to my design accomplishments, my creative writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies. I have written an extensive amount of research papers, peer reviews, and critical essays on creative writing. I also have created educational B2B and B2C marketing PowerPoint presentations for financial services, real estate developers and building contractors, and written well-researched, SEO and other web articles on a variety of topics such as, health and well-being, baby development, and food and wine.
I am available for your creative project involving:
~ Multi-page layouts for publication interiors, including fiction and nonfiction books, cookbooks, magazines, newspapers and catalogs
~ Book cover design and manuscript layout and conversion for print and ebook publication
~ Custom website design and development, including responsive design
~ Design and update of marketing materials such as flyers, marketing packages, ads, press releases, etc.
~ Production of digital assets for all visual web and email communications
~ Letterhead, business cards, business forms
~ Album art, DVD and CD inserts and packaging designs
~ Graphic and icon design
~ Web hosting and domain registration
~ WordPress consulting including installation and upgrades, plugin installation and setup
~Social media set-up and customization
~ Creative Writing (including consulting & coaching)
~ Articles (magazines and web content)
~ Editing and Proofreading Services
I am committed to meeting your deadlines and providing you with high quality work. Let me help you succeed in your creative endeavors.
My design portfolio can be viewed at: Abelleradesignstudio.com/publishing
My writing can be viewed at: lisaabellera.wordpress.com