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Kim Scott

Kim Scott - Designer

Austin, United States

Experienced book designer / compositor specializing in photography, medical/nursing, computer, cookbooks, and other non-fiction.

Overview

I'm an experienced print book designer and compositor, and I've been involved with the design and/or composition (typesetting) of hundreds of books since 1993. My clients receive the benefit of 20+ years of experience in publishing; attention to detail; schedule flexibility; and a friendly, positive attitude. I can handle anything from basic one-color typesetting to full-color, custom page design and composition. I know what needs to happen to design and produce a book and I'd love to help you with yours.

I hold a BFA in Visual Communication, and that formal design background allows me to bring a designer's eye to typesetting projects, while my extensive production experience ensures that my designs are functional and practical. This hybrid approach to book design and production serves authors well, especially in visually intensive subjects such as photography and medical reference.

I've designed and/or composited books for best-selling authors such as Joe McNally, David duChemin, Kristina Halvorson, Lindsay Adler, Scott Kelby, and Thomas Erl.

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Photography Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • BFA in Visual Communication, Indiana University

Awards

  • Award of Excellence, Trade Professional: 39th and 40th Annual Bookbuilders West Book Show

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
January, 1999 – Present (almost 19 years)

I've been providing freelance print book design and composition (typesetting) services since 1999. Past and current clients include New Riders, Peachpit Press, Adobe Press, Elsevier, Sigma Theta Tau International, Callisto Media, Rocky Nook, Que, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Cisco Press, VMware Press, Greenleaf Book Group, and more. I specialize in computer and Internet books, photography books, nursing and medical books, cookbooks, and other non-fiction.

Services include:
* book cover and jacket design
* interior page design with style sheets and specs
* interior sample and template creation from client-supplied design or a new design I create
* page composition (typesetting) from client-supplied template or one I create
* math and chemistry equations typeset
* book series design or redesign

Senior Graphic Designer

BuildNet, Inc.
October, 1997 – December, 1998 (about 1 year)

* work with media services team to design and develop a new online service for the residential building industry
* design, develop, and build websites for BuildNet and their clients
* provide guidance and art direction to staff designers for print and web design
* project leader for Owens Corning private website and other projects

Art Director, Book Designer, Page Layout Tech

Pearson Education
November, 1993 – October, 1997 (almost 4 years)

Art Director -- Macmillan Online:
* design and build new websites for various Macmillan imprints; redesign existing sites
* assist in site development and project management
* art direct staff designers, interns, and freelance artists
* create or modify artwork for online use

Book Designer -- New Riders, Que:
* create new interior book designs and cover comps
* redesign and update existing series designs
* create samples and templates for production using style sheets, master pages, etc.
* modify existing templates to increase layout efficiency and accuracy

Page Layout Tech -- Sams, New Riders, Que:
* follow design guidelines for book layout
* enter proofreader's corrections
* prepare final book files to ship to printer
* mentor new employees

Portfolio (21 selected works)

Creating & Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education

Cynthia M., Ph.d Clark

Because nursing programs are places where students and faculty provide direct care to patients through clinical experiences, uncivil and disruptive acts must be addressed so that such behaviors do not spiral into aggression and jeopardize the learning and practice environment. Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education features original research based on polling questions, stories, ... read more

Because nursing programs are places where students and faculty provide direct care to patients through clinical experiences, uncivil and disruptive acts must be addressed so that such behaviors do not spiral into aggression and jeopardize the learning and practice environment. Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education features original research based on polling questions, stories, ... read more

A World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain

Melissa C. Kolski, Annie O'Connor

World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain is the new "best practice" for treating musculoskeletal pain; presented in a way that's comprehensive, accessible, and gets results. The product of 16 years of research and clinical observation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, this book improves results through precise identification of the predominant pain mechanism, and then focusing on e... read more

World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain is the new "best practice" for treating musculoskeletal pain; presented in a way that's comprehensive, accessible, and gets results. The product of 16 years of research and clinical observation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, this book improves results through precise identification of the predominant pain mechanism, and then focusing on e... read more

Health Insurance Today: A Practical Approach, 4e

Janet I. Beik AA BA MEd

With an emphasis on preparing and filing claims electronically, Health Insurance Today, 4th Edition features completely updated content on ICD-10 coding, ARRA, HI-TECH, Version 5010, electronic health records, the Health Insurance Reform Act, and more. The friendly writing style and clear learning objectives help you understand and retain important information, with review questions and activi... read more

With an emphasis on preparing and filing claims electronically, Health Insurance Today, 4th Edition features completely updated content on ICD-10 coding, ARRA, HI-TECH, Version 5010, electronic health records, the Health Insurance Reform Act, and more. The friendly writing style and clear learning objectives help you understand and retain important information, with review questions and activi... read more

Financial Management for Nurse Managers and Executives, 4e (Finkler, Financial Management for Nurse Managers and Executives)

Steven A. Finkler PhD CPA, Cheryl Jones RN PhD, Christine T. Kovner PhD RN FAAN

Covering the financial topics all nurse managers need to know and use, this book explains how financial management fits into the healthcare organization. Topics include accounting principles, cost analysis, planning and control management of the organization's financial resources, and the use of management tools. In addition to current issues, this edition also addresses future directions in f... read more

Covering the financial topics all nurse managers need to know and use, this book explains how financial management fits into the healthcare organization. Topics include accounting principles, cost analysis, planning and control management of the organization's financial resources, and the use of management tools. In addition to current issues, this edition also addresses future directions in f... read more

Hemodynamic Monitoring: Evolving Technologies and Clinical Practice, 1e

Mary E. Lough PhD RN CCRN CNRN CCNS FCCM

An evidence-based guide to hemodynamic monitoring procedures and patient care, Hemodynamic Monitoring: Evolving Technologies & Clinical Practice describes invasive, non-invasive, and minimally invasive techniques in monitoring blood pressure and oxygen levels within the circulatory system. It provides a clear, illustrated discussion of the anatomy and physiology related to hemodynamics, explai... read more

An evidence-based guide to hemodynamic monitoring procedures and patient care, Hemodynamic Monitoring: Evolving Technologies & Clinical Practice describes invasive, non-invasive, and minimally invasive techniques in monitoring blood pressure and oxygen levels within the circulatory system. It provides a clear, illustrated discussion of the anatomy and physiology related to hemodynamics, explai... read more

Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 7e

Linda D. Urden DNSc RN CNS NE-BC FAAN, Kathleen M. Stacy PhD RN CNS CCRN PCCN CCNS, Mary E. Lough

Ensure you are up to date on all the common and urgent issues in the critical care unit with Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 7th Edition! With its succinct coverage of all core critical care nursing topics, this evidence-based text is the perfect resource for both practicing nurses and nursing students alike. Using the latest, most authoritative research, this book will help you identify ... read more

Ensure you are up to date on all the common and urgent issues in the critical care unit with Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 7th Edition! With its succinct coverage of all core critical care nursing topics, this evidence-based text is the perfect resource for both practicing nurses and nursing students alike. Using the latest, most authoritative research, this book will help you identify ... read more

Adobe Master Class: Photoshop Compositing with John Lund

John Lund, Pamela Pfiffner

Many of acclaimed photographer John Lund's images are instantly recognizable. What's not instantly recognizable are the elements that make up these composite images or the Photoshop techniques behind them--to unravel those mysteries, you need this beautiful, full-color volume. In these pages, Lund and co-author Pamela Pfiffner show you not just how to reproduce his results but the creative pro... read more

Many of acclaimed photographer John Lund's images are instantly recognizable. What's not instantly recognizable are the elements that make up these composite images or the Photoshop techniques behind them--to unravel those mysteries, you need this beautiful, full-color volume. In these pages, Lund and co-author Pamela Pfiffner show you not just how to reproduce his results but the creative pro... read more

Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology, 6e

Ronald L. Eisenberg MD JD FACR, Nancy M. Johnson MEd RT(R)(CV)(CT)(QM) FASRT

Gain the essential pathology understanding you need to produce quality radiographic images! Covering the disease processes most frequently diagnosed with medical imaging, Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology, 6th Edition is the perfect pathology resource for acquiring a better understanding of the clinical manifestation of different disease processes, their radiographic appearances, and their ... read more

Gain the essential pathology understanding you need to produce quality radiographic images! Covering the disease processes most frequently diagnosed with medical imaging, Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology, 6th Edition is the perfect pathology resource for acquiring a better understanding of the clinical manifestation of different disease processes, their radiographic appearances, and their ... read more

LaFleur Brooks' Health Unit Coordinating, 7e

Elaine A. Gillingham AAS BA CHUC, Monica Wadsworth Seibel BS MEd CHUC

Get the most comprehensive, in-depth coverage on health unit coordinating from the industry’s most popular text! Expert authors Elaine Gillingham and Monica Wadsworth Seibel offer in-depth discussion of key theories and concepts surrounding the profession and guide you through the common responsibilities of a health unit coordinator in both traditional and electronic medical record environment... read more

Get the most comprehensive, in-depth coverage on health unit coordinating from the industry’s most popular text! Expert authors Elaine Gillingham and Monica Wadsworth Seibel offer in-depth discussion of key theories and concepts surrounding the profession and guide you through the common responsibilities of a health unit coordinator in both traditional and electronic medical record environment... read more

Light in the Darkness : A Guide to Recovery from Addiction

George Lee

Description of my life in sex addiction/recovery, and the perspectives I have gained as a result on a variety of subjects listed alphabetically, with emphasis on spirituality/psychology.

Description of my life in sex addiction/recovery, and the perspectives I have gained as a result on a variety of subjects listed alphabetically, with emphasis on spirituality/psychology.

The Southern Cast Iron Cookbook: Comforting Family Recipes to Enjoy and Share

Elena Rosemond-Hoerr

Finally, a cast iron cookbook that does with cast iron what cast iron does best―cook delicious Southern food as timeless as the skillet itself.What’s not to love about cast iron? It’s versatile. It lasts forever. And most of all, it can cook just about anything. But at its core, cast iron does its best work with Southern fare.No one knows that better than North Carolina native Elena Rosemond-H... read more

Finally, a cast iron cookbook that does with cast iron what cast iron does best―cook delicious Southern food as timeless as the skillet itself.What’s not to love about cast iron? It’s versatile. It lasts forever. And most of all, it can cook just about anything. But at its core, cast iron does its best work with Southern fare.No one knows that better than North Carolina native Elena Rosemond-H... read more

Salads That Inspire: A Cookbook of Creative Salads

Rockridge Press

Think it's impossible to crave salads? Think again. It's easy to fall into the rut of making the same salads over and over, but the excuses end now. Salads That Inspire is a cookbook of the most creative, delicious salads you've yet to eat, featuring original combinations of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, spices, proteins, grains, cheeses, and dressings. Healthy eating never tasted so good. G... read more

Think it's impossible to crave salads? Think again. It's easy to fall into the rut of making the same salads over and over, but the excuses end now. Salads That Inspire is a cookbook of the most creative, delicious salads you've yet to eat, featuring original combinations of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, spices, proteins, grains, cheeses, and dressings. Healthy eating never tasted so good. G... read more

My Facebook for Seniors (3rd Edition)

Michael Miller

The perfect book to help anyone 50+ learn Facebook--in full color! Whether you are new to Facebook or would like to explore more of its features, My Facebook for Seniors makes learning to use the world’s most popular social media site simple and fun. The full-color, step-by-step instructions make it easy to connect with family, friends, and colleagues; share digital photos; play social games o... read more

The perfect book to help anyone 50+ learn Facebook--in full color! Whether you are new to Facebook or would like to explore more of its features, My Facebook for Seniors makes learning to use the world’s most popular social media site simple and fun. The full-color, step-by-step instructions make it easy to connect with family, friends, and colleagues; share digital photos; play social games o... read more

The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes

Joe McNally

When it comes to photography, it’s all about the light. After spending more than thirty years behind the lens—working for National Geographic, Time, Life, and Sports Illustrated—Joe McNally knows about light. He knows how to talk about it, shape it, color it, control it, and direct it. Most importantly, he knows how to create it...using small hot shoe flashes. In The Hot Shoe Diaries, Joe brin... read more

When it comes to photography, it’s all about the light. After spending more than thirty years behind the lens—working for National Geographic, Time, Life, and Sports Illustrated—Joe McNally knows about light. He knows how to talk about it, shape it, color it, control it, and direct it. Most importantly, he knows how to create it...using small hot shoe flashes. In The Hot Shoe Diaries, Joe brin... read more

A Beautiful Anarchy: When the Life Creative Becomes the Life Created

David duChemin

A Beautiful Anarchy is a vulnerable, honest, and insightful book about the human longing to create, whether you’re creating a family, a business, a book, or a photograph. Your greatest creation can be an intentional life lived on your own terms. What is our life but a chance to make the greatest art of all? If you already identify as a creative person, this book is an invitation to more intent... read more

A Beautiful Anarchy is a vulnerable, honest, and insightful book about the human longing to create, whether you’re creating a family, a business, a book, or a photograph. Your greatest creation can be an intentional life lived on your own terms. What is our life but a chance to make the greatest art of all? If you already identify as a creative person, this book is an invitation to more intent... read more

The Soul of the Camera: The Photographer's Place in Picture-Making

David duChemin

The photograph can be an astonishing means of connecting and communicating with others. But with over one trillion photos taken each year, why are there so few successes? Why do so many fail? With advances in camera technology, it is not because the images lack focus or proper exposure; the camera does that so well these days. Photographer David duChemin believes the majority of our images fal... read more

The photograph can be an astonishing means of connecting and communicating with others. But with over one trillion photos taken each year, why are there so few successes? Why do so many fail? With advances in camera technology, it is not because the images lack focus or proper exposure; the camera does that so well these days. Photographer David duChemin believes the majority of our images fal... read more

Content Strategy for the Web, 2nd Edition

Kristina Halvorson, Melissa Rach

FROM CONSTANT CRISIS TO SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS BETTER CONTENT MEANS BETTER BUSINESS. Your content is a mess: the website redesigns didn’t help, and the new CMS just made things worse. Or, maybe your content is full of potential: you know new revenue and cost-savings opportunities exist, but you’re not sure where to start. How can you realize the value of content while planning for its long-term s... read more

FROM CONSTANT CRISIS TO SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS BETTER CONTENT MEANS BETTER BUSINESS. Your content is a mess: the website redesigns didn’t help, and the new CMS just made things worse. Or, maybe your content is full of potential: you know new revenue and cost-savings opportunities exist, but you’re not sure where to start. How can you realize the value of content while planning for its long-term s... read more

Hashimoto's Cookbook and Action Plan: 31 Days to Eliminate Toxins and Restore Thyroid Health Through Diet

Karen Frazier

The Groundbreaking Cookbook for Hashimoto'sThis is the first cookbook specifically for people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, despite the fact that Hashimoto's is the most common thyroid disease in the United States and affects nearly 14 million Americans. Karen Frazier has been living with Hashimoto's for more than 20 years. She knows firsthand how hard it is to give up gluten, corn, soy, and d... read more

The Groundbreaking Cookbook for Hashimoto'sThis is the first cookbook specifically for people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, despite the fact that Hashimoto's is the most common thyroid disease in the United States and affects nearly 14 million Americans. Karen Frazier has been living with Hashimoto's for more than 20 years. She knows firsthand how hard it is to give up gluten, corn, soy, and d... read more

Anger Management Workbook for Men: Take Control of Your Anger and Master Your Emotions

Aaron Karmin LCPC

“Aaron’s experience treating anger is second to none.”– Dr. Nathan R. Hydes, PhD; US Navy PsychologistA Modern, No-nonsense Anger Management Workbook Written Specifically for MenAre you ready to take control of your anger? Clinical Therapist Aaron Karmin teaches you the skills to manage your anger without aggression and build up your self-confidence, self-control and self-respect.The Anger Man... read more

“Aaron’s experience treating anger is second to none.”– Dr. Nathan R. Hydes, PhD; US Navy PsychologistA Modern, No-nonsense Anger Management Workbook Written Specifically for MenAre you ready to take control of your anger? Clinical Therapist Aaron Karmin teaches you the skills to manage your anger without aggression and build up your self-confidence, self-control and self-respect.The Anger Man... read more

Take and Make Art: Hundreds of Royalty-Free Vector Illustrations for Discriminating Designers

Von Glitschka

Inside this book, you will not only find hundreds of unique, custom-designed pieces of royalty-free vector illustrations from the super talented Von Glitschka, you will also find something potentially even more valuable–the hitherto undiscovered cure for designer’s block. You’ve heard of writer’s block. Well, designer’s block is just as bad. Maybe even worse. And inside this book is the cure. ... read more

Inside this book, you will not only find hundreds of unique, custom-designed pieces of royalty-free vector illustrations from the super talented Von Glitschka, you will also find something potentially even more valuable–the hitherto undiscovered cure for designer’s block. You’ve heard of writer’s block. Well, designer’s block is just as bad. Maybe even worse. And inside this book is the cure. ... read more

The Photographer's Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone

Lindsay Adler

When photographing people, you can have a great composition, perfect light, and the right camera settings, but if your subject doesn’t look right―if the pose is off―the shot will not be a keeper. Posing is truly a crucial skill that photographers need to have in order to create great photographs. If you’re looking to improve your ability to pose your subjects―whether they’re men, women, couple... read more

When photographing people, you can have a great composition, perfect light, and the right camera settings, but if your subject doesn’t look right―if the pose is off―the shot will not be a keeper. Posing is truly a crucial skill that photographers need to have in order to create great photographs. If you’re looking to improve your ability to pose your subjects―whether they’re men, women, couple... read more

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