Becca Hersey

Becca Hersey - Designer

West Sussex

I am an experienced typesetter and book cover designer, with over 3 years experience at a top independent London publisher.

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Overview

I am a super organised creative thinker who is keen to take on new projects. I excel in editorial and book design. I have excellent time management skills, allowing multiple projects to be worked on at once. I have experience of working on twenty titles a month, at various stages of production.


Having completed a degree in Graphic Design, I worked as a designer for over three years in the Production Design department at an independent publishers in central London, where I built up skills in both design and the production process. I feel confident in my ability to take a book through the complete production process, from design through to press.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
New Age
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships

Certifications

  • BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Work experience

Production Designer

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
June, 2014 – October, 2015 (over 1 year)

- Typesetting manuscripts
- Applying editorial corrections at the different stages of production
- Designing covers, marketing promotional material and catalogue inserts
- Creating press ready PDFs
- Responsible for sending new titles to press: requesting print run information, generating print orders and liaising with UK and US printers
- Working out schedules to ensure books go to press on time, allowing enough time for printing and shipping, in order to meet both UK and US publication dates
- Keeping track of shipping and delivery of all new titles
- Managing NetGalley for online galleys, involving creating epub files and basic coding
- Designing galley covers and ordering galley copies of books
- Converting PDFs ready for e-publishing, including an understanding of basic coding and css
- Solely responsible for liaising with disk correctors.

Design and Production Assistant

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
July, 2012 – June, 2014 (almost 2 years)

- Typesetting manuscripts
- Applying editorial corrections at the different stages of production
- Designing covers, marketing promotional material and catalogue inserts
- Creating press ready PDFs
- Managing NetGalley for online galleys, involving creating epub files and basic coding
- Designing galley covers and ordering galley copies of books
- Converting PDFs ready for e-publishing, including an understanding of basic coding and css
- Solely responsible for liaising with disk correctors.

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