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Simon Collinson

Simon Collinson - Web Developer

Toronto, ON, Canada

I'm a web designer and ebook creator. I've worked for Canelo Digital Publishing, Faber & Faber, And Other Stories, and Tilted Axis.

Overview

Hi! I am a digital publishing specialist skilled in web design, ebook development, and print typesetting.

I work with clients across the spectrum: from commercial to literary writing, from coding to editing, from the greenest indie author to the biggest commercial press. My previous clients or employers include Canelo Digital Publishing, Faber & Faber, And Other Stories, Scribe Publications, and Tilted Axis Press.

I relish a challenge and am always keen to talk about projects where I can make a difference.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic Themes Literature Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction
Works with
Shopify Squarespace Wordpress

Work experience

Freelance web designer, ebook developer, and print typesetter

Self-employed
March, 2014 – Present (almost 4 years)

I'm a versatile freelancer who can help you with a number of publishing tasks:

- I design and build websites for indie authors and small presses
- I make epub and mobi format ebooks for publishers, businesses, and individual authors
- I run courses and training sessions on ebook production for publishers and authors

If you're unsure what services you need, feel free to drop me a line – I'm always happy to advise on the publishing process.

Digital Editor

Canelo Digital Publishing
September, 2015 – September, 2017 (about 2 years)

I was the first full-time employee at a pioneering British digital publishing startup. I made author websites and over 200 ebooks, and built an industry-leading print typesetting workflow.

Projects

Website for Grace Thompson

Grace Thompson is a Welsh saga author. I built a website based on the Wagtail CMS which showcased her saga series and standalone novels.

Website for Olly Jarvis

Olly Jarvis is an author of legal thrillers based in Manchester. I built a website for Olly based on the Wagtail CMS. It includes book pages, reviews, and a biography page with Twitter integration, and can be edited by Olly as needed.

Website for Tilted Axis Press

I designed and built a Squarespace-based website for Tilted Axis Press, a small press based in the UK. The site includes custom branding and CSS, pages for events, authors, and books, as well as a blog, and includes a fully functional web store for sale of digital and physical products.

Website for Sonya Lalli

I built a classic Wordpress-based author website for Sonya Lalli. The site includes information about her books, news, Twitter and Instagram integrations, and a contact form.

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