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Criss Ittermann

Criss Ittermann - Designer

Middletown, NY, United States

Working closely with authors, like a midwife helping give birth to your precious book baby: interior & cover design, writing coach.

Overview

I want to completely understand your project before formatting 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 the design has to get out of the way of the message.

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 interior formatting and coaching authors through the birthing process — self-publishing, completing front and back matter, organizing book contents, etc.

I love helping authors get their works into print. I'm a native New Yorker, 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 stories, poems, and books that brought me to the graphic design industry.

Services
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 13 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 (11 selected works)

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

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