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Euan Monaghan

Euan Monaghan - Designer

Leiden, Netherlands

A book designer specialising in fiction, poetry and theology, I work directly with authors as well as for publishers like Melville House.

Overview

Reviews (5)

My work is characterised by its focus on clarity and readability, qualities which turn on the smallest of details: from the font used for page numbers to the letter spacing of small caps.

The books I design employ InDesign styles throughout. This, together with a clear, efficient workflow, means all books designed for print can be (and often are) smoothly converted into beautiful, flexible ebooks.

Since 2011 I have worked with a diverse group of clients, including Melville House, The American Marketing Association, Zuleika, and the literacy charity First Story.

In addition to this typesetting work, I am responsible for the design and typesetting of Structo, a biannual, Stack Award-nominated literary magazine. I also design book covers every now and again. I am a member of the Independent Publishers’ Guild via Structo Press.

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
Classics LGBTQ Literature Poetry Science Fiction Short Story

Work experience

Freelance book designer and typesetter

Self-employed
May, 2011 – Present (about 7 years)

Designing and typesetting books for various freelance publishing clients including Melville House and Zuleika, as well as for First Story, a literacy charity serving low-income communities in the UK.

Art director

Structo
July, 2008 – Present (almost 10 years)

Responsible for the branding and overall design of this biannual, Stack Award-nominated literary magazine.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Past Happens Tomorrow

Tony Hernandez

A serial killer strikes againA nuclear scientist has gone missingTime travel is very much realFBI Special Agent Dan Cotter is hunting a serial killer who preys on the young and kills without mercy. Dan and his partner are also searching for a missing man with sensitive secrets. They are getting close to closing their cases.Until Dan discovers that he may be an unwilling participant in all of i... read more

A serial killer strikes againA nuclear scientist has gone missingTime travel is very much realFBI Special Agent Dan Cotter is hunting a serial killer who preys on the young and kills without mercy. Dan and his partner are also searching for a missing man with sensitive secrets. They are getting close to closing their cases.Until Dan discovers that he may be an unwilling participant in all of i... read more

Grow, Flow, Let go: Wach auf, lass los und lebe deine Wahrheit (German Edition)

Evelin Chudak

Immer mehr Menschen wachen auf und realisieren, dass ihr Leben nach Veränderungen schreit. Doch kommen anstehende Veränderungen oft mit Krisen und Tiefpunkten daher. Wer Tiefpunkte durchlebt, erhält die Möglichkeit zum Wachstum und zu einem neuen Leben. Dieser Prozess kann schmerzhaft und befreiend zugleich sein. Du wirst vieles loslassen müssen. Denn wenn du glücklich sein willst, musst du le... read more

Immer mehr Menschen wachen auf und realisieren, dass ihr Leben nach Veränderungen schreit. Doch kommen anstehende Veränderungen oft mit Krisen und Tiefpunkten daher. Wer Tiefpunkte durchlebt, erhält die Möglichkeit zum Wachstum und zu einem neuen Leben. Dieser Prozess kann schmerzhaft und befreiend zugleich sein. Du wirst vieles loslassen müssen. Denn wenn du glücklich sein willst, musst du le... read more

Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech

Cyrus Farivar

From Ars Technica senior business editor Cyrus Farivar, a critical and historic look at how 50 years of American privacy law is inadequate for the near-future of surveillanceShow me the data! Until the 21st century, just about all of our activities were private by default, public through effort; today anything that touches digital space has the potential (and likelihood) to remain somewhere on... read more

From Ars Technica senior business editor Cyrus Farivar, a critical and historic look at how 50 years of American privacy law is inadequate for the near-future of surveillanceShow me the data! Until the 21st century, just about all of our activities were private by default, public through effort; today anything that touches digital space has the potential (and likelihood) to remain somewhere on... read more

We Once Belonged to the Sea

Diriye Osman

Two women - a reclusive queer Somali artist and a gifted Iranian-Somali teenage punk. Both have survived extraordinary circumstances, and find unexpected solace, inspiration and friendship when their lives intersect. In a novel anchored by memory and loss, art-making and ambition, both women will have to learn how to make peace with their ghosts.Told with poeticism, moral acuity and a sense of... read more

Two women - a reclusive queer Somali artist and a gifted Iranian-Somali teenage punk. Both have survived extraordinary circumstances, and find unexpected solace, inspiration and friendship when their lives intersect. In a novel anchored by memory and loss, art-making and ambition, both women will have to learn how to make peace with their ghosts.Told with poeticism, moral acuity and a sense of... read more

Ways to Hide in Winter

Sarah St.Vincent

In a remote corner of Pennsylvania's Blue Ridge Mountains, a woman befriends a fugitive from Uzbekistan, setting in motion this suspenseful, atmospheric, politically-charged debutAfter a freak car accident left her widowed, Kathleen has retreated to Pennsylvania's Blue Ridge Mountains, where she works in an isolated corner of the state park. There she meets a stranger who seems to be hiding fr... read more

In a remote corner of Pennsylvania's Blue Ridge Mountains, a woman befriends a fugitive from Uzbekistan, setting in motion this suspenseful, atmospheric, politically-charged debutAfter a freak car accident left her widowed, Kathleen has retreated to Pennsylvania's Blue Ridge Mountains, where she works in an isolated corner of the state park. There she meets a stranger who seems to be hiding fr... read more

Euan has 5 reviews

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Alison Sim

Euan has been fantastic to work with on the typesetting of my manuscript. I couldn't be happier. He has been easy to communicate with and very patient and obliging. I would highly recommend his services.

, May 2018


S. Sulianah

I am so surprised that my book could be done in less than 7 days and with the design that I need .. simple and platinum. Euan responded at every messages I sent him promptly. Clear communication which is important. And normally I am skeptical with designers cos of past experiences with a few on some other works I engaged them, but with Euan, he gave me a professional coverpage and interior desi...

, April 2018


Jobey Jay

I am very pleased with the Euan's work, communication, and professionalism. I would 10/10 recommend!

, April 2018


Kristen Brinkley

Euan was an awesome person to work with. He was patient, kind, and understanding. He did a terrific job on my layout and conversion. He came up with great ideas that I loved and I would definitely use him again for my next book.

, March 2018


Rubina Mian

Outstanding work. Euan went above and beyond what was required. It has been a pleasure working with him. He delivers far more than what was requested. Brilliant problem solver. Endlessly enthusiastic. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending him.

, January 2018

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