Sharon McTeir

Sharon McTeir - Designer

UK

Freelancer offering design, typesetting and picture research services – Education and Reference.

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Overview

Hi, I'm Sharon McTeir and I am a home-based freelance book designer, typesetter and picture researcher. I am lucky enough to have worked on a wide variety of books, teaching resources, etc with a number of well-known publishing companies in the UK, Europe and the US.

Notable projects include the Shorter French-English Dictionary for Harrap, Alasdair Gray, A Life in Pictures for Canongate Books, Chinese Urban Transformation by the Royal Institute of British Architecture and many school and college textbooks for Hodder Education.

I work with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator for design and typesetting. I can use more complex typesetting systems and have used Arbortext 3B2 in the past. I am used to working with different types of formats, from simple Microsoft documents through to highly structured data in XML. I use a variety of plug-ins in InDesign for languages with diacritics and right-to-left languages, and science and mathematical typesetting.

I am a member of the Picture Research Association and have researched and cleared rights on a huge variety of subjects from eco living to cookery to history. I can also commission illustrators and artists for projects.

I enjoy working on projects with many different types of publishers and also helping first-time authors through the self-publishing process.

The companies I regularly work for now include Oxford University Press, Hodder Education and Harper Collins.

I am happy to work on all sorts of projects from dictionaries, language and education textbooks through to coffee-table art books, poetry and children's books.
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
ELT
Math & Science
Technology
Math & Science
Engineering & Materials Science

Certifications

  • Napier University of Edinburgh
  • The Publishing Training Centre

Awards

  • BA Degree
  • Picture Research - Pass with Disinction

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
June, 2008 – Present (over 11 years)

I currently work with a number of publishers including Hodder Education Collins Publishers, Oxford University Press, Edinburgh University Press on a wide variety of projects covering education, language-learning, ELT, dictionaries, reference, art titles etc. The services I offer are design, typesetting (working in Adobe Creative Suite) and picture research.

Languages I have worked with include: English, French, Spanish, German, Scots Gaelic, Portuguese, Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Turkish, Romanian, Russian, Japanese and Kurdish.

I'm a member of the PRA (the Picture Research Association) in the UK.

Design and Prepress Manager

Chambers Harrap Publishers
September, 1998 – June, 2018 (over 19 years)

I was the Design and Prepress Manager at Chambers Harrap, part of the Hachette group. My role was to set up and run a Prepress Department which involved bringing typesetting in-house and working closely with the other departments including editorial, XML, data and production teams to improve the workflow of the company. My department also worked on typesetting projects for other areas of the Hachette group around the world, including Larousse in France, Mexico, Italy and Brazil, and Houghton Mifflin in the US.

Portfolio (21 selected works)

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Collins Latin Concise Dictionary, Second Edition (Harpercollins Concise Dictionaries)

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

"Dictionary based on the Collins Latin gem Ã1957 by Professor D.A. Kidd, Canterbury University"--Title page verso.

"Dictionary based on the Collins Latin gem Ã1957 by Professor D.A. Kidd, Canterbury University"--Title page verso.

National 5 Physics with Answers: Second Edition

Exam Board: SQA Level: National 5 Subject: Physics First Teaching: September 2017 First Exam Summer 2018 This second edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect the changes made by the SQA to the National 5 Course Specification with chapters on the following areas of physics: Electricity, Properties of matter, Waves, Radiation, Dynamics, and Space. - Covers the new specification with a... read more

Exam Board: SQA Level: National 5 Subject: Physics First Teaching: September 2017 First Exam Summer 2018 This second edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect the changes made by the SQA to the National 5 Course Specification with chapters on the following areas of physics: Electricity, Properties of matter, Waves, Radiation, Dynamics, and Space. - Covers the new specification with a... read more

Cambridge International AS & A Level Further Mathematics Further

John du Feu, Muscat

We are working with Cambridge Assessment International Education to gain endorsement for this forthcoming series.Take mathematical understanding to the next level with this accessible series, written by experienced authors, examiners and teachers.- Improve confidence as a mathematician with clear explanations, worked examples, diverse activities and engaging discussion points. - Advance proble... read more

We are working with Cambridge Assessment International Education to gain endorsement for this forthcoming series.Take mathematical understanding to the next level with this accessible series, written by experienced authors, examiners and teachers.- Improve confidence as a mathematician with clear explanations, worked examples, diverse activities and engaging discussion points. - Advance proble... read more

Easy Learning German Dictionary (Collins Easy Learning German) (German and English Edition)

Collins Dictionaries

An up-to-date, easy-reference dictionary with key GCSE curriculum words highlighted and a practical and fun supplement covering key vocabulary areas. It is the ideal dictionary for learners of German of all ages, but especially for those aiming for GCSE exam success. Fully endorsed by the exam board, Edexcel.Designed for all learners of German, whether you are learning for your GCSE exams at s... read more

An up-to-date, easy-reference dictionary with key GCSE curriculum words highlighted and a practical and fun supplement covering key vocabulary areas. It is the ideal dictionary for learners of German of all ages, but especially for those aiming for GCSE exam success. Fully endorsed by the exam board, Edexcel.Designed for all learners of German, whether you are learning for your GCSE exams at s... read more

Collins Gem English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Collins Dictionaries

Collins Gem English Dictionary and Thesaurus

Collins Gem English Dictionary and Thesaurus

Essential English-Gaelic/Gaelic-English Dictionary

Angus Watson

Angus Watson's "Essential Gaelic-English and English-Gaelic" dictionaries are well-established as the leading dictionaries of the Gaelic language. This combined dictionary is ideal for learners of Gaelic at all levels, and its generous coverage of vocabulary from fields such as business and IT makes it a valuable tool for all those who require an up-to-date reference work. It contains a large ... read more

Angus Watson's "Essential Gaelic-English and English-Gaelic" dictionaries are well-established as the leading dictionaries of the Gaelic language. This combined dictionary is ideal for learners of Gaelic at all levels, and its generous coverage of vocabulary from fields such as business and IT makes it a valuable tool for all those who require an up-to-date reference work. It contains a large ... read more

A Life In Pictures

Alasdair Gray

Alasdair Gray is Scotland's best known polymath. Born 1934 in Glasgow, he graduated in design and mural art from Glasgow School of Art in 1957. After decades of surviving by painting and writing TV and radio plays, his first novel, the loosely autobiographical, blackly fantastic Lanark, opened up new imaginative territory for such varied writers as Jonathan Coe, A.L. Kennedy, James Kelman, Jan... read more

Alasdair Gray is Scotland's best known polymath. Born 1934 in Glasgow, he graduated in design and mural art from Glasgow School of Art in 1957. After decades of surviving by painting and writing TV and radio plays, his first novel, the loosely autobiographical, blackly fantastic Lanark, opened up new imaginative territory for such varied writers as Jonathan Coe, A.L. Kennedy, James Kelman, Jan... read more

Concise Scots Dictionary (Scots Language Dictionaries)

Scottish Language Dictionaries

First published in 1985, the Concise Scots Dictionary offers a comprehensive single-volume reference. This new edition is the result of thirty years' research and has been revised and updated throughout to reflect modern Scots usage, alongside coverage of older Scots. Combining accessible style, clear layout and durable hardback format, this is a user-friendly and robust dictionary that you ca... read more

First published in 1985, the Concise Scots Dictionary offers a comprehensive single-volume reference. This new edition is the result of thirty years' research and has been revised and updated throughout to reflect modern Scots usage, alongside coverage of older Scots. Combining accessible style, clear layout and durable hardback format, this is a user-friendly and robust dictionary that you ca... read more

Practical Cookery for the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery

David Foskett

Practical Cookery for the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma

Practical Cookery for the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma

Test Your Higher Chemistry Calculations 3rd Edition (SEM)

Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: September 2014 First Exam: Summer 2015 Ideal practice material for an element of Higher Chemistry that contributes to over 20% of the final exam grade. Calculations are one of the most challenging areas for Higher Chemistry candidates, and this edition of Test Your Higher Cemistry Calculations is brought completely up to date for... read more

Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: September 2014 First Exam: Summer 2015 Ideal practice material for an element of Higher Chemistry that contributes to over 20% of the final exam grade. Calculations are one of the most challenging areas for Higher Chemistry candidates, and this edition of Test Your Higher Cemistry Calculations is brought completely up to date for... read more

National 5 French 2018-19 SQA Past Papers with Answers

Revise with confidence for your exams on genuine National 5 Papers from the Scottish Qualifications Authority.-Achieve your best grade with three official exam papers with examiner-checked answers.-Ensure you understand the course and exam requirements from 2018 with a study-skills and exam guidance section.-Gain vital extra marks and avoid common mistakes with examiner tips.

Revise with confidence for your exams on genuine National 5 Papers from the Scottish Qualifications Authority.-Achieve your best grade with three official exam papers with examiner-checked answers.-Ensure you understand the course and exam requirements from 2018 with a study-skills and exam guidance section.-Gain vital extra marks and avoid common mistakes with examiner tips.

Cambridge International AS & A Level Computer Science

David Watson, Helen Williams

This title is endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education to support the full syllabus for examination from 2021. Develop computational thinking and ensure full coverage of the revised Cambridge Assessment International Education AS & A Level Computer Science syllabus (9618) with this comprehensive Student's Book written by experienced authors and examiners.- Improve understanding... read more

This title is endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education to support the full syllabus for examination from 2021. Develop computational thinking and ensure full coverage of the revised Cambridge Assessment International Education AS & A Level Computer Science syllabus (9618) with this comprehensive Student's Book written by experienced authors and examiners.- Improve understanding... read more

Lost Crafts: Rediscovering Traditional Skills

Chambers (Ed.)

navigating by the stars - thatchingcharcoal burning - maze laying - making candlesmaking besom brooms - making ciderblacksmithing - haymaking - using herbal remediesLost Crafts is an attractive and engaging introduction to a range of traditional and sustainable crafts, activities and pastimes. Around 100 traditional pursuits are described and illustrated, from whittling to spinning, beekeeping... read more

navigating by the stars - thatchingcharcoal burning - maze laying - making candlesmaking besom brooms - making ciderblacksmithing - haymaking - using herbal remediesLost Crafts is an attractive and engaging introduction to a range of traditional and sustainable crafts, activities and pastimes. Around 100 traditional pursuits are described and illustrated, from whittling to spinning, beekeeping... read more

iF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility

If you need cheering up...If you need guidance...If you want to laugh...If you need courage...Sometimes only a poem will do.In this magical new collection of our best-loved poems, selected and introduced by the creators of the bestselling app iF Poems, discover the joy, solace and beauty of poetry with your family. Whether you're after a poem that is charming, funny, sad, silly, magical, sleep... read more

If you need cheering up...If you need guidance...If you want to laugh...If you need courage...Sometimes only a poem will do.In this magical new collection of our best-loved poems, selected and introduced by the creators of the bestselling app iF Poems, discover the joy, solace and beauty of poetry with your family. Whether you're after a poem that is charming, funny, sad, silly, magical, sleep... read more

Larousse Japanese Phrasebook (Larousse Phrasebook) (English and Japanese Edition)

Larousse Editorial

These small books are a must-have for travelers. Each book contains a 7,000-entry bilingual dictionary and phrasebook, complete with sample sentences and phonetic transcriptions to aid in usage and pronunciation. Also included are notes on grammar, slang, and informal expressions, extensive coverage of food and drink and menu items, as well as an introduction to the culture.

These small books are a must-have for travelers. Each book contains a 7,000-entry bilingual dictionary and phrasebook, complete with sample sentences and phonetic transcriptions to aid in usage and pronunciation. Also included are notes on grammar, slang, and informal expressions, extensive coverage of food and drink and menu items, as well as an introduction to the culture.

Child Care and Development 7th Edition

Pamela Minett

Deliver a detailed and focused Child Development course with the 7th edition of this textbook from Pamela Minett, designed to cover all the relevant topics in concise and highly illustrated chapters. - Quickly access individual topic areas with concise, focused and clearly laid out chapters.- Build knowledge and understanding with ongoing summative questions at the end of each chapter.- Engage... read more

Deliver a detailed and focused Child Development course with the 7th edition of this textbook from Pamela Minett, designed to cover all the relevant topics in concise and highly illustrated chapters. - Quickly access individual topic areas with concise, focused and clearly laid out chapters.- Build knowledge and understanding with ongoing summative questions at the end of each chapter.- Engage... read more

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