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Janet Robbins

Janet Robbins - Designer

Brewer, Maine, USA

Over 20 years of book graphic design, art research and print production experience.

Overview

Book publishing professional with over 20 years of book graphic design (text and covers), project management, art research, and production experience.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Children's Picture Books Christian Classics Cultural & Ethnic Themes Historical Fiction Holiday Inspirational Literature Short Story Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Antiques & Collectibles Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Christian (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Design Economics Education & Reference Engineering History Home & Garden Nature Parenting & Families Photography Publishing Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sports & outdoor recreation Travel

Work experience

Freelancer

North Wind Design & Production
December, 2007 – Present (over 9 years)

I work on a variety of projects from gardening, sailing, kayaking, biographies, memoirs, business books, christian, and more.

Manager of Art and Production

The McGraw-Hill Companies
December, 1986 – December, 2007 (about 21 years)

Started as a production coordinator and rose through the ranks to Manager of Art and Production for
McGraw's nautical and outdoor sports line of books.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

How to Audition on Camera (A Hollywood Insider's Guide)

Sharon Bialy

To win a role in a movie or on network or cable TV, you must make a strong first impression in your brief, crucial audition—and the first person you have to impress is the casting director. In How to Audition On Camera, Casting Director Sharon Bialy answers the twenty-five questions actors ask most frequently about how to nail an audition. What is the casting director looking for? If you mess ... read more

To win a role in a movie or on network or cable TV, you must make a strong first impression in your brief, crucial audition—and the first person you have to impress is the casting director. In How to Audition On Camera, Casting Director Sharon Bialy answers the twenty-five questions actors ask most frequently about how to nail an audition. What is the casting director looking for? If you mess ... read more

The New England Gardener's Year: A Month-by-Month Guide for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Upstate New York

Reeser Manley, Marjorie Peronto

This comprehensive full-color what-to/when-to/how-to reference manual covers every garden and landscape planting including the most proven and popular as well as many native New England plants that deserve to be better known. Month-by-month guidance from March through October―with suggested dates for planting and tending adjusted for each zone―is augmented by advice on such topics as soil test... read more

This comprehensive full-color what-to/when-to/how-to reference manual covers every garden and landscape planting including the most proven and popular as well as many native New England plants that deserve to be better known. Month-by-month guidance from March through October―with suggested dates for planting and tending adjusted for each zone―is augmented by advice on such topics as soil test... read more

The Hidden Coast of Maine: Isles of Shoals to West Quoddy Head

Ken Textor

Joe Devenney has been photographing the Maine coast for thirty-seven years, and Ken Textor has been writing about it equally as long. Separately--and occasionally on assignment together--they have turned over many stones in this varied 3,000-mile-long coastline, seeking out and recording its moods, seasons, and secrets. Now they are sharing their rich accumulation of images and insights.Joe's ... read more

Joe Devenney has been photographing the Maine coast for thirty-seven years, and Ken Textor has been writing about it equally as long. Separately--and occasionally on assignment together--they have turned over many stones in this varied 3,000-mile-long coastline, seeking out and recording its moods, seasons, and secrets. Now they are sharing their rich accumulation of images and insights.Joe's ... read more

Homes Down East: Classic Maine Coastal Cottages and Town Houses

Earle G. Shettleworth Jr, Christopher Glass, Scott T. Hanson

Between the Civil War and World War I, the Maine coast drew thousands of summer visitors every year.By the 1880s, some of the more affluent visitors decided to build their own cottages. From 1885 to 1905, Scientific American Building Monthly published floor plans, photographs, and descriptions of hun­dreds of homes, to inspire architects, builders, and clients. A tour of 52 lovely, distinctive... read more

Between the Civil War and World War I, the Maine coast drew thousands of summer visitors every year.By the 1880s, some of the more affluent visitors decided to build their own cottages. From 1885 to 1905, Scientific American Building Monthly published floor plans, photographs, and descriptions of hun­dreds of homes, to inspire architects, builders, and clients. A tour of 52 lovely, distinctive... read more

The Story I Want To Tell: Explorations in the Art of Writing

20 stories, poems, and essays by bestselling writers paired with 20 pieces by aspiring writers40+ pages of interviews, writing prompts, and tools for classroom use THE STORY I WANT TO TELL pairs the work of 20 aspiring young writers―including immigrants from war-ravaged countries―with original stories, essays, and poems from Richard Blanco, Richard Russo, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dave Eggers, Lily K... read more

20 stories, poems, and essays by bestselling writers paired with 20 pieces by aspiring writers40+ pages of interviews, writing prompts, and tools for classroom use THE STORY I WANT TO TELL pairs the work of 20 aspiring young writers―including immigrants from war-ravaged countries―with original stories, essays, and poems from Richard Blanco, Richard Russo, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dave Eggers, Lily K... read more

Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E

Nigel Calder

The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever! If it’s on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it’s covered in Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies, including recent developments in lead-a... read more

The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever! If it’s on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it’s covered in Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies, including recent developments in lead-a... read more

Necessary Places: A Novel

Patricia O'Donnell

When Anna Donoghue agrees to spring her aged father from his nursing home and drive him halfway across the country to the Iowa town she grew up in and has no wish to see again, she believes that he is the only traveler in their car with something to find there.But the old man, helpless with Parkinson’s, is impelled by unspoken business that will rock her ordered world. And so will the revelati... read more

When Anna Donoghue agrees to spring her aged father from his nursing home and drive him halfway across the country to the Iowa town she grew up in and has no wish to see again, she believes that he is the only traveler in their car with something to find there.But the old man, helpless with Parkinson’s, is impelled by unspoken business that will rock her ordered world. And so will the revelati... read more

Talking Walls: Discover Your World

Margy Burns Knight

If walls could talk, what would they say? Perhaps they would tell us who built them and why. Maybe they could even tell us about people's lives today or about how our ancestors lived thousands of years ago.In this book walls really do talk, and oh, the stories they tell.This new edition combines the beloved children's books Talking Walls and Talking Walls: The Stories Continue. Together, those... read more

If walls could talk, what would they say? Perhaps they would tell us who built them and why. Maybe they could even tell us about people's lives today or about how our ancestors lived thousands of years ago.In this book walls really do talk, and oh, the stories they tell.This new edition combines the beloved children's books Talking Walls and Talking Walls: The Stories Continue. Together, those... read more

Childhood Interrupted: The Complete Guide to PANDAS and PANS

Beth Alison Maloney

A host of behaviors—OCD, Tourette’s, anxiety, depression, tics, eating disorders, hair pulling, bedwetting, mood swings—are often symptoms of an undiagnosed infection. The correct diagnosis is PANDAS or PANS. In Ms. Maloney’s straightforward and clear writing style, she explains: what is it, how it makes your child sick, available treatment options, finding and working with the right doctors, ... read more

A host of behaviors—OCD, Tourette’s, anxiety, depression, tics, eating disorders, hair pulling, bedwetting, mood swings—are often symptoms of an undiagnosed infection. The correct diagnosis is PANDAS or PANS. In Ms. Maloney’s straightforward and clear writing style, she explains: what is it, how it makes your child sick, available treatment options, finding and working with the right doctors, ... read more

Mean Girls at Work: How to Stay Professional When Things Get Personal

Katherine Crowley, Kathi Elster

One of the New York Post's Top 10 Career Books of 2012 and a Booklist Top 10 Business Book DO YOU WORK WITH A MEAN GIRL? A woman’s field guide to the new frontier of professional development―working with other women Women-to-women relationships in the workplace are . . . complicated. When they’re good, they’re great. But when they’re bad, they can ruin your day, your week―even your year. Packe... read more

One of the New York Post's Top 10 Career Books of 2012 and a Booklist Top 10 Business Book DO YOU WORK WITH A MEAN GIRL? A woman’s field guide to the new frontier of professional development―working with other women Women-to-women relationships in the workplace are . . . complicated. When they’re good, they’re great. But when they’re bad, they can ruin your day, your week―even your year. Packe... read more

Backstage Wall Street: An Insider’s Guide to Knowing Who to Trust, Who to Run From, and How to Maximize Your Investments

Joshua M. Brown

Chances are you haven’t been making the best investing decisions. Why? BECAUSE THAT’S HOW WALL STREET WANTS IT “[T]he always irreverent author of the Reformed Broker blog has written an excellent narrative that shares all of your broker’s dirty little secrets. Much like Michael Lewis’ Liar’s Poker captured the essence of 1980s institutional Wall Street, Brown’s Backstage Wall Street recreates ... read more

Chances are you haven’t been making the best investing decisions. Why? BECAUSE THAT’S HOW WALL STREET WANTS IT “[T]he always irreverent author of the Reformed Broker blog has written an excellent narrative that shares all of your broker’s dirty little secrets. Much like Michael Lewis’ Liar’s Poker captured the essence of 1980s institutional Wall Street, Brown’s Backstage Wall Street recreates ... read more

A Secretly Handicapped Man: A Memoir

Norbert Nathanson

After more than 30 years weathering stares and severe public and professional stigma, growing up in the working class of Depression Era Pittsburgh, and trying desperately to enter the new burgeoning field of television, the author experienced a miracle. Born without feet or one hand, new advances in medical science provided artificial legs which gave him a normal height, a natural appearance a... read more

After more than 30 years weathering stares and severe public and professional stigma, growing up in the working class of Depression Era Pittsburgh, and trying desperately to enter the new burgeoning field of television, the author experienced a miracle. Born without feet or one hand, new advances in medical science provided artificial legs which gave him a normal height, a natural appearance a... read more

What Faith and Love Can Do

Dan Cole

This book invites the reader to journey with Dan Cole as he confronts his life's greatest challenges-the death of his wife, Sandy, from cancer and his simultaneous cancer diagnosis and treatment. After all, what hope is there for people who hear the word "cancer" or are taking their final steps to the end of life due to some other dreadful condition? Is faith in God and love for one another en... read more

This book invites the reader to journey with Dan Cole as he confronts his life's greatest challenges-the death of his wife, Sandy, from cancer and his simultaneous cancer diagnosis and treatment. After all, what hope is there for people who hear the word "cancer" or are taking their final steps to the end of life due to some other dreadful condition? Is faith in God and love for one another en... read more

How to Get a Job on Wall Street: Proven Ways to Land a High-Paying, High-Power Job

Scott Hoover

Sometimes it’s not about WHO you know but WHAT you know . . . even on Wall Street SO, YOU WANT TO WORK ON WALL STREET. You’ve come to the right place. Filled with sample questions taken from actual interviews, How to Get a Job on Wall Street is like your own personal coach helping you land the job of your dreams. This nuts-and-bolts guide has no gimmicks or tricks. Instead, it shows you how to... read more

Sometimes it’s not about WHO you know but WHAT you know . . . even on Wall Street SO, YOU WANT TO WORK ON WALL STREET. You’ve come to the right place. Filled with sample questions taken from actual interviews, How to Get a Job on Wall Street is like your own personal coach helping you land the job of your dreams. This nuts-and-bolts guide has no gimmicks or tricks. Instead, it shows you how to... read more

The Spirit of Kaizen: Creating Lasting Excellence One Small Step at a Time (Business Books)

Robert Maurer

Discover the power of KAIZEN to make lasting and powerful change in your organization “Maurer uses his knowledge of the brain and human psychology to show what I have promoted for the past three decades―that continuous improvement is built on the foundation of people courageously using their creativity. Kaizen is much more than a world-class management practice; it is a technique to remove fea... read more

Discover the power of KAIZEN to make lasting and powerful change in your organization “Maurer uses his knowledge of the brain and human psychology to show what I have promoted for the past three decades―that continuous improvement is built on the foundation of people courageously using their creativity. Kaizen is much more than a world-class management practice; it is a technique to remove fea... read more

The Nesting Quilt

Cathryn Falwell

Maya is a going to be a big sister! Family and friends are getting ready for the new baby. Nana says they are nesting, just like the birds they love to watch. But what can Maya do? With help from a little bird, a kind Nana, and scraps of cloth, Maya creates the perfect gift just in time for the new baby.The Nesting Quilt depicts a loving, multi-generational multi-ethnic extended family and ser... read more

Maya is a going to be a big sister! Family and friends are getting ready for the new baby. Nana says they are nesting, just like the birds they love to watch. But what can Maya do? With help from a little bird, a kind Nana, and scraps of cloth, Maya creates the perfect gift just in time for the new baby.The Nesting Quilt depicts a loving, multi-generational multi-ethnic extended family and ser... read more

A Caribou Alphabet (Tilbury House Nature Book)

Mary Beth Owens

* Ten Best Illustrated Books, Parenting Magazine ** An ALA Notable Book *Nature and letters come together in this enchanting classic about the mighty caribou, one of the great symbols of the arctic wilderness. It's a counting book too--follow the number of hoof prints through the letters of the alphabet.Also included are a compendium of caribou facts and a new afterword about caribou in the tw... read more

* Ten Best Illustrated Books, Parenting Magazine ** An ALA Notable Book *Nature and letters come together in this enchanting classic about the mighty caribou, one of the great symbols of the arctic wilderness. It's a counting book too--follow the number of hoof prints through the letters of the alphabet.Also included are a compendium of caribou facts and a new afterword about caribou in the tw... read more

Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams

Mickey W. Mantle, Ron Lichty

“Mantle and Lichty have assembled a guide that will help you hire, motivate, and mentor a software development team that functions at the highest level. Their rules of thumb and coaching advice are great blueprints for new and experienced software engineering managers alike.” —Tom Conrad, CTO, Pandora “I wish I’d had this material available years ago. I see lots and lots of ‘meat’ in here that... read more

“Mantle and Lichty have assembled a guide that will help you hire, motivate, and mentor a software development team that functions at the highest level. Their rules of thumb and coaching advice are great blueprints for new and experienced software engineering managers alike.” —Tom Conrad, CTO, Pandora “I wish I’d had this material available years ago. I see lots and lots of ‘meat’ in here that... read more

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