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Peter Barlow

Peter Barlow - Designer

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

I am an experienced book designer and pride myself on helping both authors and publishers alike to create impactful and easy-to-read books.

Overview

I am a book designer and typesetter and love working with small publishers and self-publishing authors! I have experience working on all sorts of book projects, both fiction and non-fiction. I can do both print design and layout as well as ebook conversions.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's Picture Books Fantasy Romance Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Economics Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Journalism (Communication Design)
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Media Management

Work experience

Creative Director

Loaded Spring Communication Design

September, 2010 – Present (over 6 years)

I have experience working on a myriad of publications in all types of genres. I am highly proficient in using Adobe InDesign to create easy-to-read and impactful books and periodicals. I am comfortable working on both print and ebook projects with most of the books in my portfolio being both in print and ebook formats.

Portfolio (21 selected works)

Unholy Grails - A New Road to Wealth

Nick Radge

What’s the fastest way to lose money? Follow the herd. Nick Radge stopped following the herd many years ago. As a trader and stock broker, Nick learnt to recognise what the herd were doing and how they react to financial information. He also realised that it made no sense.Are you one of the herd? Here’s a test:If a stock’s price is falling do you think it represents good value, i.e. it’s cheap... read more

What’s the fastest way to lose money? Follow the herd. Nick Radge stopped following the herd many years ago. As a trader and stock broker, Nick learnt to recognise what the herd were doing and how they react to financial information. He also realised that it made no sense.Are you one of the herd? Here’s a test:If a stock’s price is falling do you think it represents good value, i.e. it’s cheap... read more

Mounting the Whale

Colleen McCarty

The self-made and affluent Pierce family is hurled into a seamy kidnapping plot when they receive a text message from Janine--the most troubled of all the Pierce children. "Cartel got me, tell mom" The siblings, drowning in their own problems, are forced to focus on the task at hand: a half-cocked rescue mission that involves a borrowed yacht, a favor from a notorious drug kingpin, and a shock... read more

The self-made and affluent Pierce family is hurled into a seamy kidnapping plot when they receive a text message from Janine--the most troubled of all the Pierce children. "Cartel got me, tell mom" The siblings, drowning in their own problems, are forced to focus on the task at hand: a half-cocked rescue mission that involves a borrowed yacht, a favor from a notorious drug kingpin, and a shock... read more

My Story

Stephen Courtney, Jenna Barlow

Stephen Courtney is a qualified Chartered Accountant, accomplished businessman and lifelong golf enthusiast. In September 2012, his life was suddenly and catastrophically derailed when he suffered a massive stroke. Lying in a hospital bed a few days later, with his heart stuttering painfully in his chest, Stephen was convinced that he would not survive the next twenty-four hours; he made a dea... read more

Stephen Courtney is a qualified Chartered Accountant, accomplished businessman and lifelong golf enthusiast. In September 2012, his life was suddenly and catastrophically derailed when he suffered a massive stroke. Lying in a hospital bed a few days later, with his heart stuttering painfully in his chest, Stephen was convinced that he would not survive the next twenty-four hours; he made a dea... read more

Boris: The Eight Legged Manners Maestro

Dave Diggle

Boris the pink-toed tarantula is both excited and puzzled. Invited to meet the Queen for tea in recognition of his wonderful work within the jungle community, he is confused by the request to bring manners. Not too sure where he could get some on very short notice, Boris goes off to the other side of the jungle in search of manners. Seeing good manners in action may just pay off for Boris, as ... read more

Boris the pink-toed tarantula is both excited and puzzled. Invited to meet the Queen for tea in recognition of his wonderful work within the jungle community, he is confused by the request to bring manners. Not too sure where he could get some on very short notice, Boris goes off to the other side of the jungle in search of manners. Seeing good manners in action may just pay off for Boris, as ... read more

First Contact - Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1

Ian Creasey, Ed Greenwood, Ken Liu, Jennifer R Povey, Rob Jacobsen, Edward J Knight, Kenneth Schneyer, David Tallerman, Curtis James McConnell

First Contact - Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1 (54,569 words; about 192 pages in print), is an anthology of ten original science fiction short stories from professional writers. We are pleased to present in this exciting anthology a rich range of compelling new stories from established authors. In selecting stories for inclusion in this introductory edition we looked not only for exciting... read more

First Contact - Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1 (54,569 words; about 192 pages in print), is an anthology of ten original science fiction short stories from professional writers. We are pleased to present in this exciting anthology a rich range of compelling new stories from established authors. In selecting stories for inclusion in this introductory edition we looked not only for exciting... read more

Pressure Suite - Digital Science Fiction Anthology 3

Matthew W. Quinn, William R. Eakin, Laura J. Campbell, R.J. Bell, David Murphy, Kyle Aisteach, James C. Glass, Fox Mc Geever, Kate O'Connor, Jason Palmer

Pressure Suite - Digital Science Fiction Anthology 3 (54,535 words; about 194 pages in print), is an anthology of original science fiction short stories from professional writers. This edition of Digital Science Fiction's anthology series delves into the corners of the human psyche to push and prod and demonstrate how our species acts under varying degrees of adversity. We didn't intentionally... read more

Pressure Suite - Digital Science Fiction Anthology 3 (54,535 words; about 194 pages in print), is an anthology of original science fiction short stories from professional writers. This edition of Digital Science Fiction's anthology series delves into the corners of the human psyche to push and prod and demonstrate how our species acts under varying degrees of adversity. We didn't intentionally... read more

Heir Apparent - Digital Science Fiction Anthology 4

Ed Greenwood, Eric James Stone, Alex Kane, Martin L. Shoemaker, Paul Cook, Ronald D. Ferguson, George Walker, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Robert Lowell Russell, Brandon Nolta

Heir Apparent - Digital Science Fiction Anthology 4 (50,950 words; about 186 pages in print), is an anthology of ten original science fiction short stories from professional writers. We are pleased to present in our fourth anthology an exciting collection of new stories from established authors. Our fourth edition of the Digital Science Fiction anthology series serves up a smorgasbord of terri... read more

Heir Apparent - Digital Science Fiction Anthology 4 (50,950 words; about 186 pages in print), is an anthology of ten original science fiction short stories from professional writers. We are pleased to present in our fourth anthology an exciting collection of new stories from established authors. Our fourth edition of the Digital Science Fiction anthology series serves up a smorgasbord of terri... read more

Rock Your Travel

Algis Tamosaitis, Adrienne Lusby

INSIDE THIS BOOK YOU WILL LEARN: How I flew First Class to Tokyo, Japan for only $52.50 How a family for four flew to Hawaii for just $80 How to earn enough Frequent Flyer miles in one afternoon to fly from the U.S. to Europe or Asia twice in Business Class or four times in Coach. How to stay in a $500+ USD hotel room for $150 USD per night. How to quickly qualify for free upgrades, short secu... read more

INSIDE THIS BOOK YOU WILL LEARN: How I flew First Class to Tokyo, Japan for only $52.50 How a family for four flew to Hawaii for just $80 How to earn enough Frequent Flyer miles in one afternoon to fly from the U.S. to Europe or Asia twice in Business Class or four times in Coach. How to stay in a $500+ USD hotel room for $150 USD per night. How to quickly qualify for free upgrades, short secu... read more

A Real Woman's Guide to a Fabulous Body: We lost weight and you can too

Julie Regan

Want to lose weight without dieting or exercising for hours each day? You can, and it's simple.... The stories of these inspiring women show the everyday woman that with easy steps, they too, can lose the weight by eating normally and exercising smarter, not harder. Julie Regan, a Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, tells the stories of real women, who have overcome everyday obstacles to achiev... read more

Want to lose weight without dieting or exercising for hours each day? You can, and it's simple.... The stories of these inspiring women show the everyday woman that with easy steps, they too, can lose the weight by eating normally and exercising smarter, not harder. Julie Regan, a Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, tells the stories of real women, who have overcome everyday obstacles to achiev... read more

The Modern Day Mother: Babies and Sleep from Womb to One

Andi Lew

Discover how you can parent naturally and gently without crying methods. Conflicting advice, information and criticism can make a new parent feel inadequate, lost and overwhelmed. Certified infant massage instructor, health writer, TV presenter, qualified chiropractic assistant and co-author of 7 Things Your Doctor Forgot to Tell You, Andi Lew, shares how she learnt to trust her instincts and ... read more

Discover how you can parent naturally and gently without crying methods. Conflicting advice, information and criticism can make a new parent feel inadequate, lost and overwhelmed. Certified infant massage instructor, health writer, TV presenter, qualified chiropractic assistant and co-author of 7 Things Your Doctor Forgot to Tell You, Andi Lew, shares how she learnt to trust her instincts and ... read more

Missing Page From the Playbook: Fundamentals Behind the Physical, Mental and Emotional Elements of Commitment

Dave Rader

What does it take to reach the top of your game personally and professionally? How do you resist the urge to give up on your goals? What if there was a skill-set required for success that your parents, teachers, coaches, and bosses never shared with you? Commitment is an illusive skill that can be taught! Missing Page from the Playbook lays out the game plan for commitment, delivering a perspe... read more

What does it take to reach the top of your game personally and professionally? How do you resist the urge to give up on your goals? What if there was a skill-set required for success that your parents, teachers, coaches, and bosses never shared with you? Commitment is an illusive skill that can be taught! Missing Page from the Playbook lays out the game plan for commitment, delivering a perspe... read more

Sweet as Pie, Tough as Nails: How a Teen Mom Turned CEO Conquered Giant Obstacles in Life and Business

Paula A. Marshall

Sitting in a hospital room after her father suffered a major heart attack, Paula Marshall watched her dad desperately try to decide who would run the family business. Even though Paula had worked for the company for a decade, she expected her brothers to take over for her father. Then something unexpected happened. Faced with the impossible choice of selling his business or passing it down to ... read more

Sitting in a hospital room after her father suffered a major heart attack, Paula Marshall watched her dad desperately try to decide who would run the family business. Even though Paula had worked for the company for a decade, she expected her brothers to take over for her father. Then something unexpected happened. Faced with the impossible choice of selling his business or passing it down to ... read more

The Adventures of Alex the Vegetarian Coyote

Mr. Mike McCarty

In the state of California, between the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges, lies the great Valley of San Joaquin. It was in this valley that a coyote pup was born. Were it not for fate, and a lop eared rabbit named Bernice; this coyote would have ended up like every other coyote that had come before him. Is change possible? Can animals--or humans, for that matter--change their fate? The... read more

In the state of California, between the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges, lies the great Valley of San Joaquin. It was in this valley that a coyote pup was born. Were it not for fate, and a lop eared rabbit named Bernice; this coyote would have ended up like every other coyote that had come before him. Is change possible? Can animals--or humans, for that matter--change their fate? The... read more

Dysfunctional Inspiration: A Back-roads Story to Success

Arthur Greeno

Arthur Greeno ran in from the cool Wisconsin air at Silver Birch Ranch to take a call from his mother. He had been at camp for a week enjoying horseback riding, outdoor sports, swimming and most of all, being away from home - everything a 14 year old boy dreams of. This was all about to change. His mother called to let him know that the family was moving. Again. “No big deal,” he thought, “jus... read more

Arthur Greeno ran in from the cool Wisconsin air at Silver Birch Ranch to take a call from his mother. He had been at camp for a week enjoying horseback riding, outdoor sports, swimming and most of all, being away from home - everything a 14 year old boy dreams of. This was all about to change. His mother called to let him know that the family was moving. Again. “No big deal,” he thought, “jus... read more

The Executive Entrepreneur

Jim Stovall, Paula A. Marshall

Jim Stovall began his career in a broom closet lined with boat cushions. He went on to become the successful CEO of his Emmy Award winning company Narrative Television Network. Paula Marshall began working on the floor of her father's pie plant when she had nowhere else to turn to pay the bills and support her newborn daughter. She rose to the top of the organization, and though no one suppose... read more

Jim Stovall began his career in a broom closet lined with boat cushions. He went on to become the successful CEO of his Emmy Award winning company Narrative Television Network. Paula Marshall began working on the floor of her father's pie plant when she had nowhere else to turn to pay the bills and support her newborn daughter. She rose to the top of the organization, and though no one suppose... read more

Unwritten: A Love Story

Hayley Howell

What you hold in your hands is not a "Happily Ever After" love story, nor is it a romance novel. But rather, it is a real love story. One with ups and downs, twists and turns, good times and bad. This story will remind you to show appreciation to the ones you love every day, because tomorrow may be too late. I met the love of my life. My lifelong dream of being a wife and a mother seemed to be... read more

What you hold in your hands is not a "Happily Ever After" love story, nor is it a romance novel. But rather, it is a real love story. One with ups and downs, twists and turns, good times and bad. This story will remind you to show appreciation to the ones you love every day, because tomorrow may be too late. I met the love of my life. My lifelong dream of being a wife and a mother seemed to be... read more

Lilah's Story: Life, Love, Legacy

Lilah B. Marshall

Lilah Marshall grew up near Oklahoma City in the 1920's. She recalls playing on the grassy hill near her house with her twin sister Lelah, polishing the silver communion cups brought home from the First Church of Christ every Sunday, and working in her father's real estate office after school. She met the love of her life, Paul Marshall, working in his sister's pie shop. Little did she know th... read more

Lilah Marshall grew up near Oklahoma City in the 1920's. She recalls playing on the grassy hill near her house with her twin sister Lelah, polishing the silver communion cups brought home from the First Church of Christ every Sunday, and working in her father's real estate office after school. She met the love of her life, Paul Marshall, working in his sister's pie shop. Little did she know th... read more

Hire a Pro / Be a Pro

Carey Baker

This book extensively covers both sides of the hiring equation. Hire a Pro is the hiring manager's guide to finding and keeping the best long-term employees. Be a Pro is the job seeker's guide to finding the right job and making your employer want to keep you. With so many people on the job hunt, employers still complain that they struggle to find talent to fill their positions. This book solv... read more

This book extensively covers both sides of the hiring equation. Hire a Pro is the hiring manager's guide to finding and keeping the best long-term employees. Be a Pro is the job seeker's guide to finding the right job and making your employer want to keep you. With so many people on the job hunt, employers still complain that they struggle to find talent to fill their positions. This book solv... read more

Comfort Healing and Joy: Secrets to living a magnificent life

David Fox MD

What if a wise and loving soul gently took you by the hand and showed you how to be happier than you've ever been before? Whether you are stressed out, hurting, anxious, or "stuck" - or simply want to cultivate the skills necessary to increase your current level of day-to-day happiness - you need Comfort, Healing and Joy. This book of heartfelt essays takes you on a fabulous journey to uncover... read more

What if a wise and loving soul gently took you by the hand and showed you how to be happier than you've ever been before? Whether you are stressed out, hurting, anxious, or "stuck" - or simply want to cultivate the skills necessary to increase your current level of day-to-day happiness - you need Comfort, Healing and Joy. This book of heartfelt essays takes you on a fabulous journey to uncover... read more

From Gatekeeper to Trusted Advisor: Success Strategies for Today's HR Professional

Andria L. Corso

HR Leaders, do you have a seat at the decision-making table? If you feel like your role in HR is disregarded, or ignored, you can change that perception and become a trusted advisor in your corporation. As an HR professional, you have a great contribution to make; this book shows you how to demonstrate the value of your HR expertise within your company. From Gatekeeper to Trusted Advisor is wr... read more

HR Leaders, do you have a seat at the decision-making table? If you feel like your role in HR is disregarded, or ignored, you can change that perception and become a trusted advisor in your corporation. As an HR professional, you have a great contribution to make; this book shows you how to demonstrate the value of your HR expertise within your company. From Gatekeeper to Trusted Advisor is wr... read more

Your Beautiful Body: Using Pilates to Overcome Weight Loss Obstacles

Lariesa Bernick

Get results now! Your Beautiful Body will show you how to finally lose weight, overcome common obstacles, and get the toned and fit body you ve always wanted. Certified Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor Lariesa Bernick shows you simple and effective exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home. If you ve struggled in your journey to become healthy and fit, this is the book f... read more

Get results now! Your Beautiful Body will show you how to finally lose weight, overcome common obstacles, and get the toned and fit body you ve always wanted. Certified Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor Lariesa Bernick shows you simple and effective exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home. If you ve struggled in your journey to become healthy and fit, this is the book f... read more

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