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Rachel Reiss

Rachel Reiss - Designer

New York

I'm a freelance book interior designer and typesetter with years of experience in the publishing industry.

Overview

I have years of experience in the publishing industry, designing and typesetting books for both individual clients and for top publishing houses large and small, such as Bantam-Dell, Bloomsbury/Walker, and Doubleday/Broadway. The titles I have designed cover a wide range of subjects in both fiction and non-fiction, including suspense, science fiction, and serious fiction as well as business, history, theater, music, reference, cookbooks, textbooks, how-to, current affairs, science, and biography.

Services
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Literature Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing History Politics & Current Affairs Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Freelance book interior designer

Rachel Reiss is self-employed

February, 2002 – Present (almost 15 years)

As a freelancer, I have designed (and written up design specifications for) book interiors and/or done typesetting for numerous book publishers, including (among others) Bantam-Dell, Barricade Books, Bloomsbury/Walker, Cambridge University Press, Camino Books, Doubleday/Broadway, Fairchild Books, Holmes & Meier, Intrepid Traveler, Kensington, Northwestern University Press, Other Press, Peter Lang, Rodale, Smith & Kraus, and St. Martin’s. The titles cover a wide range of subjects in both fiction and non- fiction, including suspense, science fiction, and serious fiction as well as business, history, theater, music, reference, cookbooks, how-to, current affairs, and biography. A number of titles were illustrated, either including photo inserts (some grayscale, some four-color), or illustrated throughout. I invite you to visit my website (rachelreiss dot com) for more information and a good sampling of my book interior work.

Designer

Bantam-Dell Publishing Group

July, 2001 – January, 2002 (6 months)

While at Bantam Dell, I designed, wrote up design specifications, and oversaw the composition of more than thirty titles. I also hired and coordinated the work of freelance illustrators as projects required, and selected case materials and designed and typeset the spine dies for hardcover titles.

Associate Art Director/Copy Chief

TV Books

July, 1998 – April, 2001 (almost 3 years)

While at TV Books, I designed, laid out, and typeset a wide range of titles. I also supervised the freelance design of heavily-illustrated four-color titles, often diagnosing and correcting serious problems in the files and/or designs. Responsible for taking titles from copyedited manuscript to final printer-ready files, I created a process to permit the rapid design and production of over forty titles a year. Additionally, I was responsible for collecting and tracking all promotional and catalog materials to and from freelance designers and copywriters.

Assistant Editor

Newmarket Press

June, 1997 – June, 1998 (about 1 year)

At Newmarket I coordinated, tracked, and organized materials and acted as liaison between editors, authors, designers, and other freelancers. I also line edited, copy edited, and proofread many projects, typeset patches for new editions, and input final author and proofreader corrections on both Mac and PC platforms.

Editorial Associate

Applause Books

June, 1995 – May, 1997 (almost 2 years)

At Applause, I designed and typeset the vast majority of books, along with handling line editing, copy editing, copy correction, proofreading, and indexing responsibilities.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

The Scroll

Parrish Smith

Life-Changing Inspiration. Unwavering Support.Scrolls have always been considered sacred, filled with prophecy and direction. Realizing that today s spiritual leaders fill a similar role, filmmaker Parrish Smith created the award-winning documentary series The Scroll, featuring modern-day prophets revealing more of themselves, their journeys, and their invaluable insights than ever before. Now... read more

Life-Changing Inspiration. Unwavering Support.Scrolls have always been considered sacred, filled with prophecy and direction. Realizing that today s spiritual leaders fill a similar role, filmmaker Parrish Smith created the award-winning documentary series The Scroll, featuring modern-day prophets revealing more of themselves, their journeys, and their invaluable insights than ever before. Now... read more

A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

Warren Berger

In this groundbreaking book, journalist and innovation expert Warren Berger shows that one of the most powerful forces for igniting change in business and in our daily lives is a simple, under-appreciated tool—one that has been available to us since childhood. Questioning—deeply, imaginatively, “beautifully”—can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing ideas, and pursue ... read more

In this groundbreaking book, journalist and innovation expert Warren Berger shows that one of the most powerful forces for igniting change in business and in our daily lives is a simple, under-appreciated tool—one that has been available to us since childhood. Questioning—deeply, imaginatively, “beautifully”—can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing ideas, and pursue ... read more

Ears of Steel: The Real Man's Guide to Walt Disney World

Bart Scott

Walt Disney World is for little kids, princesses, and dweebs, right? WRONG! There's more than enough at WDW to keep the two-fisted, thrill-seeking, hard-drinking, meat-eating he-man of the house happy as a caveman with a mammoth rib. Bart Scott comes to the aid of moms and girlfriends everywhere with the only guidebook specifically designed to convince the football-watching, beer-swilling, cou... read more

Walt Disney World is for little kids, princesses, and dweebs, right? WRONG! There's more than enough at WDW to keep the two-fisted, thrill-seeking, hard-drinking, meat-eating he-man of the house happy as a caveman with a mammoth rib. Bart Scott comes to the aid of moms and girlfriends everywhere with the only guidebook specifically designed to convince the football-watching, beer-swilling, cou... read more

Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All Major League Ballparks

Philip Lowry

Green Cathedrals is a celebration of the sport of baseball, through the lens of its ballparks—the “fields of dreams” of players and fans alike. In all, some 405 ballparks have, over time, hosted a Major League or Negro League game, and each one of them is given its due, from hard statistics about dimensions to nostalgic and current photographs, to anecdotes that will inspire the memories of fa... read more

Green Cathedrals is a celebration of the sport of baseball, through the lens of its ballparks—the “fields of dreams” of players and fans alike. In all, some 405 ballparks have, over time, hosted a Major League or Negro League game, and each one of them is given its due, from hard statistics about dimensions to nostalgic and current photographs, to anecdotes that will inspire the memories of fa... read more

The Letters of John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy led his nation for little more than a thousand days, yet his presidency is intensely remembered, not merely as a byproduct of his tragic fate. Kennedy steered the nation away from the brink of nuclear war, initiated the first nuclear test ban treaty, created the Peace Corps, and launched America on its mission to the moon and beyond. JFK inspired a nation, particularly ... read more

John Fitzgerald Kennedy led his nation for little more than a thousand days, yet his presidency is intensely remembered, not merely as a byproduct of his tragic fate. Kennedy steered the nation away from the brink of nuclear war, initiated the first nuclear test ban treaty, created the Peace Corps, and launched America on its mission to the moon and beyond. JFK inspired a nation, particularly ... read more

Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities

Craig Steven Wilder

A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution’s complex and contested involvement in slavery—setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country. But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. In Ebony and Ivy, Craig Steven Wilder, a rising star in the profession of history, lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slaver... read more

A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution’s complex and contested involvement in slavery—setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country. But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. In Ebony and Ivy, Craig Steven Wilder, a rising star in the profession of history, lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slaver... read more

Inside the Jewish Bakery: Recipes and Memories from the Golden Age of Jewish Baking

Stanley Ginsberg, Norman Berg

Winner of the IACP's 2012 Jane Grigson Award for "distinguished scholarship in the quality of its research and presentation."Traditional Eastern European Jewish baking, along with the culture in which it evolved, is rapidly disappearing. Younger generations of American Jews are becoming increasingly assimilated into mainstream society. Small, family-run Jewish bakeries that once lay at the hea... read more

Winner of the IACP's 2012 Jane Grigson Award for "distinguished scholarship in the quality of its research and presentation."Traditional Eastern European Jewish baking, along with the culture in which it evolved, is rapidly disappearing. Younger generations of American Jews are becoming increasingly assimilated into mainstream society. Small, family-run Jewish bakeries that once lay at the hea... read more

Quality Assurance for Textiles and Apparel

Sara J. Kadolph

This text is based on the premise that quality is built into any product from conception to delivery to the ultimate consumer. Kadolph, a highly respected authority on textiles, recognizes the specific needs and expectations of a target market and the unique characteristics and interactions inherent in a finished fabric. The information enables students and professionals to determine the quali... read more

This text is based on the premise that quality is built into any product from conception to delivery to the ultimate consumer. Kadolph, a highly respected authority on textiles, recognizes the specific needs and expectations of a target market and the unique characteristics and interactions inherent in a finished fabric. The information enables students and professionals to determine the quali... read more

Up Periscope Yellow: The Making of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine

Al Brodax, The Beatles

(Limelight). Al Brodax was the producer and co-author of the ground-breaking animated film, Yellow Submarine . In this book he recalls a frenzied, madcap escapade that came to be reflected in an enduring piece of screen history. In addition to Al and The Beatles, the "cast" included more than a dozen animators, platoons of inkers, background artists, soundmen, cameramen, and various essential ... read more

(Limelight). Al Brodax was the producer and co-author of the ground-breaking animated film, Yellow Submarine . In this book he recalls a frenzied, madcap escapade that came to be reflected in an enduring piece of screen history. In addition to Al and The Beatles, the "cast" included more than a dozen animators, platoons of inkers, background artists, soundmen, cameramen, and various essential ... read more

An Actor Prepares to Work in New York City: How to Master the Business of "The Business"

Craig Wroe

(Limelight). The author of An Actor Prepares to Live in New York City has compiled a valuable resource for actors who come to the Big Apple seeking fame and fortune or just a decent job! All aspects of the profession are thoroughly detailed. "There are two certainties in an actor's life: uncertainty and waiting. Craig Wroe's indispensable Bible makes both agonies far more bearable...and will h... read more

(Limelight). The author of An Actor Prepares to Live in New York City has compiled a valuable resource for actors who come to the Big Apple seeking fame and fortune or just a decent job! All aspects of the profession are thoroughly detailed. "There are two certainties in an actor's life: uncertainty and waiting. Craig Wroe's indispensable Bible makes both agonies far more bearable...and will h... read more

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