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.
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.
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.
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.
At Applause, I designed and typeset the vast majority of books, along with handling line editing, copy editing, copy correction, proofreading, and indexing responsibilities.
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
You've heard of the Dog Whisperer? Meet the Ancestor Rescuer. Part forensic scientist, part master sleuth, Megan Smolenyak has solved some of America's oldest and most fascinating genealogical mysteries. You've read the headlines; now get the inside story as the "Indiana Jones of genealogy" reveals how she cracked her news-making cases, became the face of this increasingly popular field--and r... read more
To get the best answer―in business, in life―you have to ask the best possible question. Innovation expert Warren Berger shows that ability is both an art and a science.It may be the most underappreciated tool at our disposal, one we learn to use well in infancy―and then abandon as we grow older. Critical to learning, innovation, success, even to happiness―yet often discouraged in our schools a... 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, couch... 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
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
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
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
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
(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
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Book design and production specialist with more than 25 years experience working for self-published authors through major publishers.
I help independent authors, publishers, and creative entrepreneurs take their books from manuscript to masterpiece.