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:
Being that this is my first time self-publishing, I wasn't sure how the formatting procedure would go. Lorna was excellent in informing me of how this process was going to go and she exceeded my expectations when it came down to professionalism and meeting deadlines. I plan on collaborating with her again in the future.
--Christopher Howard, December 2020
Lorna was fabulous to work with. She made changes without complaint and was patient when I ran a little behind schedule (waiting for the cover design from another designer.) Her work is picture perfect and I'm so happy to have found her.
--Olivia Cole, Nov 28, 2020
I loved working with Lorna and look forward to the next time. She does fantastic work and is a great communicator. Highly recommend!
--Trisha LaVan, Nov 16, 2020
I approached Lorna as a complete amateur and she was extremely patient and answered far too many questions! The formatting in 3 different formats was just as I hoped and more. I would not hesitate in recommending Lorna
--Nick Carr, Oct 25, 2020
Action & Adventure
Mystery & Crime
Paranormal Romance
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult

Work experience

Book formatter

March, 2017 – Present (over 4 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 79 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Oshmi Ghosh
Lorna was very professional and understanding of my position as a new author. She exceeded my expectations and listened well to my feedback.

Oshmi Ghosh, August 2021

Matt Bays
Lorna was amazing to work with. I think I appreciated most her ability to work alongside me, offering opinions from a professional angle while still taking my opinions into consideration. She was on time, flexible, she put together a beautiful book interior and I would hire her again in a heartbeat.

Matt Bays, July 2021

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devi shorashi, July 2021

Nick Fuller
Lorna is very knowledgeable and helpful. She met all the timelines and her comms were always excellent.

Nick Fuller, July 2021

Yacoub Alashhab
Ms. Lorna Reid is extraordinary. She takes pride in her work, and delivers outstanding quality. She is a true consummate professional, and the embodiment of authenticity and integrity. I look forward to working with her in the future! Very respectfully, Yacoub

Yacoub Alashhab, June 2021

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