Lorna Reid

Lorna Reid - Designer

Glasgow, UK

I am a professional book formatter/interior designer who enjoys working in all genres, from fantasy and sci-fi to romance and YA fiction.

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I am a professional book formatter/designer who enjoys working with clients from all over the world on their self-publishing journey. I format books for print and digital markets in a wide range of genres and have a passion for working with indie authors from all walks of life.

My love for books has been present throughout my life, and being able to work with authors to bring their books one step closer to publication makes my heart sing.

I have worked across a wide range of genres, and especially enjoy genre fiction, such as Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Romance, Thrillers, and sub-genres, such as YA, Urban, Paranormal, Dystopian, and Post Apocalyptic. I'm easy going, can work to tight deadlines, and have a good sense of humour. There is nothing I like more than seeing a client's work move out in the world and enrich it.

A few client testimonials:
"I would definitely recommend every author work with Lorna. She performed every task agreed to and went beyond. Reedsy is luck to have her in their stable. I look forward to working with her in the future."
Thom Stanley, October 2019
"Lorna worked really fast on my book and she showed both professionalism and knowledge about the process. She has an elegant design style. She was also accommodating about last minute changes, which I appreciated. "
Maram Taibah, August 2019
"Lorna was so friendly and great to work with. She always responded to my questions and messages in a timely matter, and got the work done exactly when she said she would. I will definitely be using her again!"
Kate Burrows, August 2019
Action & Adventure
Mystery & Crime
Paranormal Romance
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult

Work experience

Book formatter

March, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

I have had several years experience in formatting fiction books for both digital and print markets. I have worked across a wide ranges of genres, including fantasy, sci-fi, romance, historical fiction, urban fantasy, YA fiction, and comic fantasy.

Lorna has 30 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Thomas Bruno
Lorna got my debut novel across the finish line and ready for publication. I was new to the process, and Lorna was very patient and informative with me, even when I had late requests or changes. She was a pleasure to work with and I'd be happy to do it again! Anyone who hires her is in good hands.

Thomas Bruno, July 2020

Lorna Reid
Thanks Tom! I had an amzing time working on your book and hope it flies high for you!

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emely Woeber
I am not an easy customer ha. I am picky and a perfectionist but Lorna was very knowledgeable and patient. She will make sure you are happy with the results and she didn't complain one bit. My schedule was tight, which I would not recommend for your own sanity, but she turns things around really quickly, just keep in mind if there is a time difference and have faith in her skills. I have bee...
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emely Woeber, July 2020

Andy Stack
Working with Lorna was a joy. She is professional, prompt and creative. You can see she cares deeply about the quality of work and is flexible to minor changes if necessary. I will be using Lorna again in the future for my next manuscript.

Andy Stack, June 2020

Andrew Krosofsky
Lorna was an excellent partner. She was responsive and punctual, keeping to the schedule even when I went off slightly. I would be honored to collaborate with her again.

Andrew Krosofsky, May 2020

Sylver Michaela
Lorna is the best! This is my second time working with her, and I wouldn't have picked anyone else. She's the best at what she does with timely responses, detailed explanations, and superior work. I've recommended her to all my author friends, and I recommend her to any of you searching for a formatter too.

Sylver Michaela, May 2020

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