Criss Ittermann

Criss Ittermann - Designer

Middletown, NY, United States

I work closely with cooks and chefs, a midwife helping give birth to your precious cookbook baby: editing, interior design, and indexing.

Request a quote
Verified identity Lock

Overview

I want to completely understand your project before working on the manuscript. Pictures paint a thousand words, and language is so full of subtlety and connotation; every color, design choice & word is precious in print. It has to be worth reading, and trying the recipes -- and the design has to get out of the way in the kitchen.

Creating a book is like gestating a baby. Authors need to be fed nutritious thoughts, time to let things percolate, and a serene environment to push out the words. When all those ideas take form, it's a beautiful thing — holding your book in your hands, counting the pages, hugging it to your chest you feel exactly like you're holding a child for the first time.

You want someone who truly cares about how your book takes form. I mainly specialize in editing, interior formatting, and indexing for self-publishing.

I love helping authors get their works into print. I'm a native New Yorker, home cook with a high level of understanding of food, and have over 20 years of experience in desktop publishing & design in NYC. I've been writing for over 35 years. It was the desire to format my own books that brought me to the graphic design industry.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Calendars
Computers & Internet
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
Self-help & Self-improvement
Technology
Fiction
Inspirational
LGBTQ

Work experience

Owner, Admin & Adventurer

Self-employed
August, 2004 – Present (over 14 years)

Providing graphic design services: desktop publishing, print design, layout, typography, typesetting/formatting, re-writing services, writing coaching, book coaching, ghostwriting, and more. Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Scrivener, Microsoft Word, LeanPub, LyX/LaTeX, Apple Pages, etc. Assisted over 20 authors in getting their books published or self-published: titles not in my portfolio include Ageless & Sexy by Sheila Pearl (coaching), Ground-breaking Choices & Courage by Bette Meci (cover design),

Portfolio (22 selected works)

Gaia Gourmet: Vegetarian & Vegan Cuisine

Naga Nath

FROM THE FOREWARD OF GAIA GOURMET: As my association with The Sanctuary at Two Rivers in Costa Rica dates to well before its actual appearance in the forest there on the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula, I find it particularly satisfying to be able to pen a few words introduce in honor of Gaia Gourmet, the cookbook that has emerged from The Sanctuary’s womb. Gaia is of course a name for the Earth Go... read more

FROM THE FOREWARD OF GAIA GOURMET: As my association with The Sanctuary at Two Rivers in Costa Rica dates to well before its actual appearance in the forest there on the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula, I find it particularly satisfying to be able to pen a few words introduce in honor of Gaia Gourmet, the cookbook that has emerged from The Sanctuary’s womb. Gaia is of course a name for the Earth Go... read more

Southern Creole: Recipes From My New Orleans Kitchen (Volume 1)

Kenneth C Temple

Growing up in New Orleans, Chef Kenneth encountered a melting pot of culture and a variety of global foods as a child. The city made famous by street jazz and Creole cuisine is a blending of several cultures— Acadians, French, African, Spaniards, Native Americans and Germans. These regional contributions from diverse ethnic groups gave birth to the New Orleans Creole flavor everyone knows and ... read more

Growing up in New Orleans, Chef Kenneth encountered a melting pot of culture and a variety of global foods as a child. The city made famous by street jazz and Creole cuisine is a blending of several cultures— Acadians, French, African, Spaniards, Native Americans and Germans. These regional contributions from diverse ethnic groups gave birth to the New Orleans Creole flavor everyone knows and ... read more

A Sense Of Self

Kerri Lake

Inspired by the author’s personal journey, A Sense Of Self invokes new questions and shares new, pragmatic guidance that is being requested by the hearts of those who seek more fervently than ever.Twenty short writings open perceptions and usher minds toward a self-guided tour of awareness where uniqueness flows simply because it exists. The tone and candor of this collection invite readers to... read more

Inspired by the author’s personal journey, A Sense Of Self invokes new questions and shares new, pragmatic guidance that is being requested by the hearts of those who seek more fervently than ever.Twenty short writings open perceptions and usher minds toward a self-guided tour of awareness where uniqueness flows simply because it exists. The tone and candor of this collection invite readers to... read more

Fix Me A Plate: Family Style Southern Hospitality in my Mom's Kitchen

Patricia A. Watts

Southern hospitality has been a part of Patricia's family heritage and tradition for centuries, and those gracious but simple meals are part of this lifestyle. Patricia just wants to remain loyal to foods of her past. Memories of her mom and dad are kept alive through the recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. An even bigger tribute to her mom and dad, Patricia share... read more

Southern hospitality has been a part of Patricia's family heritage and tradition for centuries, and those gracious but simple meals are part of this lifestyle. Patricia just wants to remain loyal to foods of her past. Memories of her mom and dad are kept alive through the recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. An even bigger tribute to her mom and dad, Patricia share... read more

The Kokuran

Jordin Mack

Astrid, a naïve teenage girl, marries Philip, her prince charming who loves and praises her yet later abuses and tries to break her. However, fate then steps in and reveals the lie that gives her strength and the wings to fly, ultimately freeing her from the grip of despair from a marriage steep in ill repair. In the aftermath of her tumultuous marriage and the divorce that follows, Astrid is ... read more

Astrid, a naïve teenage girl, marries Philip, her prince charming who loves and praises her yet later abuses and tries to break her. However, fate then steps in and reveals the lie that gives her strength and the wings to fly, ultimately freeing her from the grip of despair from a marriage steep in ill repair. In the aftermath of her tumultuous marriage and the divorce that follows, Astrid is ... read more

Awake To A New You: A Success Manual Geared Towards Your Personal Development

Josanne Yearwood

Can you recall a moment when someone told you something about yourself and they were brutally honest about it!The things they said may have been shocking to you at the time, but after you did some thinking you realized what they told you were probably true.The author takes on this bold face character in the writing of this book. Awake to a New You delivers stimulating, food for thought princip... read more

Can you recall a moment when someone told you something about yourself and they were brutally honest about it!The things they said may have been shocking to you at the time, but after you did some thinking you realized what they told you were probably true.The author takes on this bold face character in the writing of this book. Awake to a New You delivers stimulating, food for thought princip... read more

Out Of The Ashes: Once abandoned, humiliated, and rejected. Now rescued, reaching, defending and restoring the lost.

Dasa Rosca

Once abandoned, humiliated, and rejected. Now rescued, reaching, defending and restoring the lost.

Once abandoned, humiliated, and rejected. Now rescued, reaching, defending and restoring the lost.

The Winning Formula: Engage with 'C' level Executives and fill your sales pipeline through phone, email and social media

Mark Ghaderi

The Winning Formula is the how-to guide of the most effective sales prospecting techniques to engage the 'C' level executives and decision makers. The Winning Formula gives salespeople, sales leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives a practical, and easy to use guide that explains the why and how behind the most important activity in sales and business development—prospecting.Step by step, Mark ... read more

The Winning Formula is the how-to guide of the most effective sales prospecting techniques to engage the 'C' level executives and decision makers. The Winning Formula gives salespeople, sales leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives a practical, and easy to use guide that explains the why and how behind the most important activity in sales and business development—prospecting.Step by step, Mark ... read more

Nathan and Abba: A Father and His Son

Paul Moore

Nathan and AbbaNathan and Abba has been in the works for the past nineteen years. It started in 1997 as a collection of scenes in my mind that were later penned from 2007 to 2016. This is a story about God the Father and a little boy and their life together as a father and son. It is a fictional, yet practical, look into the nature of God and what he might be like. To limit God to 400+ pages r... read more

Nathan and AbbaNathan and Abba has been in the works for the past nineteen years. It started in 1997 as a collection of scenes in my mind that were later penned from 2007 to 2016. This is a story about God the Father and a little boy and their life together as a father and son. It is a fictional, yet practical, look into the nature of God and what he might be like. To limit God to 400+ pages r... read more

Nightmare on the Solitude: A True Story of Strange Events From the Bermuda Triangle

Kip Boland

Nightmare on the SolitudeA True Story of Strange Events From The Bermuda Triangle Nightmare on the Solitude is the true story of a voyage into the realm of the Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle. It was there in the middle of that body of water that the author, Kip Boland, found herself amidst events that didn’t, and still don’t, add up.Her journeys traversed the intracoastal... read more

Nightmare on the SolitudeA True Story of Strange Events From The Bermuda Triangle Nightmare on the Solitude is the true story of a voyage into the realm of the Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle. It was there in the middle of that body of water that the author, Kip Boland, found herself amidst events that didn’t, and still don’t, add up.Her journeys traversed the intracoastal... read more

Momma's Home Cooking: Delicious Southern Recipes & 60 Years of Sage Advice

Wilma J Miller

Have you ever needed to change a recipe to feed everyone at your table? Have you ever needed to be creative when cooking? Are you new to the kitchen? If so, then read on. I am happy to share my lifetime of experiences and cooking with you. Except for a mixer, my recipes don’t require fancy equipment or exotic ingredients. You can make a good meal with little money and less effort than you thin... read more

Have you ever needed to change a recipe to feed everyone at your table? Have you ever needed to be creative when cooking? Are you new to the kitchen? If so, then read on. I am happy to share my lifetime of experiences and cooking with you. Except for a mixer, my recipes don’t require fancy equipment or exotic ingredients. You can make a good meal with little money and less effort than you thin... read more

The Scent of Freedom: Rest in You

Thuli Dube

This chronicle unfolds the journey of a girl who found her destiny and purpose under threat. Almost drowned by insecurities, guilt, bitterness, the struggle to forgive self and move forward, she encountered a Father who refused to give up on her despite the circumstances. It is a memoir about finding hope and freedom from the chains that bind us and keep us from our purpose and destinies, tack... read more

This chronicle unfolds the journey of a girl who found her destiny and purpose under threat. Almost drowned by insecurities, guilt, bitterness, the struggle to forgive self and move forward, she encountered a Father who refused to give up on her despite the circumstances. It is a memoir about finding hope and freedom from the chains that bind us and keep us from our purpose and destinies, tack... read more

Land of Harmonia

Jules J Frank

Magic. It has no place in the real world of fourteen-year-old Emily, except for in the novels she reads to help her escape from the unfairness that is her own life. However, this summer will turn her disbelief on its head as her unwelcome piano lessons introduce her to the power of music. The discovery of a mysterious chest launches her (and her infuriatingly optimistic and superstitious almos... read more

Magic. It has no place in the real world of fourteen-year-old Emily, except for in the novels she reads to help her escape from the unfairness that is her own life. However, this summer will turn her disbelief on its head as her unwelcome piano lessons introduce her to the power of music. The discovery of a mysterious chest launches her (and her infuriatingly optimistic and superstitious almos... read more

The Mother Tree

J C West

From ones birth to the mirth of grandmotherhood THE MOTHER TREE is a universal tale of womanhood. The story is told in heartwarming verse along with delightful watercolors that illustrate the profound evolution of a women’s life and times…While by her side, with calm apprise, a lovely ‘Being of Wood’.

From ones birth to the mirth of grandmotherhood THE MOTHER TREE is a universal tale of womanhood. The story is told in heartwarming verse along with delightful watercolors that illustrate the profound evolution of a women’s life and times…While by her side, with calm apprise, a lovely ‘Being of Wood’.

Calliope Jones and The Last World Diver (Volume 1)

Haylie Machado Hanson

Babysitter. Peacekeeper. Middle child. Ignored. That's sixteen-year-old Calliope Jones, the oddball "average" kid in a family of ultra-talented siblings. Being ordinary is just fine by Callie, who prefers to spend her days surfing the waters of California and trying to survive the dramas of high school. But when a rogue storm washes a mysterious, glowing object into the surf, she begins to dis... read more

Babysitter. Peacekeeper. Middle child. Ignored. That's sixteen-year-old Calliope Jones, the oddball "average" kid in a family of ultra-talented siblings. Being ordinary is just fine by Callie, who prefers to spend her days surfing the waters of California and trying to survive the dramas of high school. But when a rogue storm washes a mysterious, glowing object into the surf, she begins to dis... read more

Never Mind: Letters I Will Never Send

Kateri

Writing is my therapy. I write to clear my head. I write to process my reactions and my emotions. I write to express frustrations, joy, gratitude, and wonder. Writing is transformative for me. Often how I feel or what I think when I begin writing changes by the time I am finished because when I write, I am also processing and analyzing and broadening perspectives and shifting paradigms. Here a... read more

Writing is my therapy. I write to clear my head. I write to process my reactions and my emotions. I write to express frustrations, joy, gratitude, and wonder. Writing is transformative for me. Often how I feel or what I think when I begin writing changes by the time I am finished because when I write, I am also processing and analyzing and broadening perspectives and shifting paradigms. Here a... read more

Calliope Jones and The Forests of Mist

Haylie Machado Hanson

When seventeen-year-old Navigator Calliope Jones and her robot World Diver leap into a whirlpool gateway to escape her nemesis, Shadowmancer Nathaniel Ormonde, she has no idea the world she discovers on the other side will be just as deadly as her enemy. Nebelwald is a land full of skyscraper-sized trees, man-eating monsters lurking through the forest, and mysterious, swirling Mist, a dangerou... read more

When seventeen-year-old Navigator Calliope Jones and her robot World Diver leap into a whirlpool gateway to escape her nemesis, Shadowmancer Nathaniel Ormonde, she has no idea the world she discovers on the other side will be just as deadly as her enemy. Nebelwald is a land full of skyscraper-sized trees, man-eating monsters lurking through the forest, and mysterious, swirling Mist, a dangerou... read more

Blue Moon Vegetarian: Reflections, Recipes, & Advice

Paula Coomer

When literary author and former nurse Paula Coomer discovered she was headed toward health problems, she knew she had to make a change in her life. As 2010 approached, she made her decision: she would take back control of her health and start the New Year as a vegetarian.

When literary author and former nurse Paula Coomer discovered she was headed toward health problems, she knew she had to make a change in her life. As 2010 approached, she made her decision: she would take back control of her health and start the New Year as a vegetarian.

Powerful Healing Soups For Every Season: Stay Slim & Look Younger With These Delicious Healthy Soups

Mary Jo Montanye

Discover What It REALLY Takes To Achieve Truly GREAT HEALTH With The Most Powerful, Healthy & Delicious Soup Recipes!Eating healthy and enhancing your wellness is not as hard as you might think – nor is wellness something just a few lucky people are destined to have due to great “genetics."Living healthy actually comes down to supercharging your body with the right nutrients.And you don’t even... read more

Discover What It REALLY Takes To Achieve Truly GREAT HEALTH With The Most Powerful, Healthy & Delicious Soup Recipes!Eating healthy and enhancing your wellness is not as hard as you might think – nor is wellness something just a few lucky people are destined to have due to great “genetics."Living healthy actually comes down to supercharging your body with the right nutrients.And you don’t even... read more

The Vegan Comfort Kitchen: Simple, Delicious and Deeply Satisfying Plant-Based Recipes

Deb Gleason

Living a nourished, vibrant and abundant life begins in your own kitchen. The Vegan Comfort Kitchen is filled with more than 100 delicious plant-based snacks, desserts, drinks, main dishes, sides, and more. If you are interested in making satisfying, joy-filled vegan food at home, this book is for you. The recipes are simple, easy to follow and made with everyday ingredients. The dishes are fa... read more

Living a nourished, vibrant and abundant life begins in your own kitchen. The Vegan Comfort Kitchen is filled with more than 100 delicious plant-based snacks, desserts, drinks, main dishes, sides, and more. If you are interested in making satisfying, joy-filled vegan food at home, this book is for you. The recipes are simple, easy to follow and made with everyday ingredients. The dishes are fa... read more

Stopping Planes, Ditching Trains & Hijacking Automobiles: True Stories from the Road Less Travelled

C. Peters

The heroes in this book were not bitten by a spider; they do not have a mythological hammer, nor are they billionaires with iron suits. They are real people, like you and me. You will travel with them to Moscow as the plane is about to crash, fly over enemy lines to play golf, celebrate life as you dance with Algerian hairdressers, survive the tsunami in Thailand and come back to adopt, swim r... read more

The heroes in this book were not bitten by a spider; they do not have a mythological hammer, nor are they billionaires with iron suits. They are real people, like you and me. You will travel with them to Moscow as the plane is about to crash, fly over enemy lines to play golf, celebrate life as you dance with Algerian hairdressers, survive the tsunami in Thailand and come back to adopt, swim r... read more

Eliminating the Pain of an Elimination Diet: A Functional Medicine Approach to Diet and Health-Related Issues

Barbara Solomon MS CNS

Are you confused by all the conflicting health and diet information out there? Board Certified Nutrition Specialist, Barbara Solomon, offers a functional medicine approach to help Improve and/or restore your overall health and sense of wellness. This book includes: • 9 easy, yet effective lifestyle and dietary modifications to kickstart your health ((that do not require any drastic dietary cha... read more

Are you confused by all the conflicting health and diet information out there? Board Certified Nutrition Specialist, Barbara Solomon, offers a functional medicine approach to help Improve and/or restore your overall health and sense of wellness. This book includes: • 9 easy, yet effective lifestyle and dietary modifications to kickstart your health ((that do not require any drastic dietary cha... read more

Explore the Reedsy Community

Reedsy is a community of top publishing professionals. Join Reedsy today to browse 1000+ profiles.

A533dc16920295f016d44bb0890d69993c118dd2

Elisabeth Heissler

Experienced designer specialised in cover and interior design for non-fiction and academic titles. Clients: Oxford University Press, et al.

Kenilworth, UK

C2879d3c05899f514679871d658dce1f218a593c

Gayna Murphy

Senior graphic designer with 20 years in publication design and retail design. Lover of beautiful design, typography, health and wellness.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

To view 1,000+ more profiles, Join Reedsy