Tobi Carter

Tobi Carter - Designer

Dallas, TX, USA

I specialize in formatting for Christian and children's books for both self-published authors and traditional publishing houses.

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Overview

I've worked in several genres – poetry, children's books, personal essays, novels, memoirs, and non-fiction – but specialize in both Christian and children's book genres. I strongly believe in collaboration with the author and bringing your vision to life. I have expertise in the publishing world through previous jobs and education. I deliver print-ready files as well e-books.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Freelancer

Self-employed
March, 2017 – Present (over 4 years)

Through my experience as a freelancer, I've worked with both self-published authors and with traditional publishing houses to design and implement proper specifications and formats through various print on demand services.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

The Book Tree

Paul Czajak

When young Arlo accidentally drops a book on the Mayors head, the Mayor decides books are dangerous and destroys all the books in town! But thanks to Arlos imagination and perseverance, the Mayor finds that suppressing stories cannot stop them from blossoming more beautifully than ever. This timely allegorical tale will be a useful tool for starting conversations with children about the power ... read more

When young Arlo accidentally drops a book on the Mayors head, the Mayor decides books are dangerous and destroys all the books in town! But thanks to Arlos imagination and perseverance, the Mayor finds that suppressing stories cannot stop them from blossoming more beautifully than ever. This timely allegorical tale will be a useful tool for starting conversations with children about the power ... read more

Cloud Chaser

Anne-Fleur Drillon

Dreamy Emery loves doodling wild inventions ... but when a new friend moves in next door with piles of tools and ideas, can they build a real flying machine together? This charming celebration of intergenerational friendship, creativity and the thrill of scientific discovery will delight young inventors and STEM educators alike.

Dreamy Emery loves doodling wild inventions ... but when a new friend moves in next door with piles of tools and ideas, can they build a real flying machine together? This charming celebration of intergenerational friendship, creativity and the thrill of scientific discovery will delight young inventors and STEM educators alike.

Jojo and the Food Fight

Didier Lévy

Originally published: France: Bâelin Jeunesse, 2015 under the title, Jojo l'ombrelle.

Originally published: France: Bâelin Jeunesse, 2015 under the title, Jojo l'ombrelle.

Dump Truck Disco (Barefoot Books Singalongs)

Dump Truck Daisy and her construction vehicle crew are on a secret nighttime mission build a playground before sunrise! Detailed endnotes provide additional information about construction vehicles and inclusive playgrounds. Vibrant artwork and a catchy disco tune and animation make this a stellar choice for any child who is fascinated by construction vehicles.

Dump Truck Daisy and her construction vehicle crew are on a secret nighttime mission build a playground before sunrise! Detailed endnotes provide additional information about construction vehicles and inclusive playgrounds. Vibrant artwork and a catchy disco tune and animation make this a stellar choice for any child who is fascinated by construction vehicles.

Home for a Penguin, Home for a Whale

Brenda Williams

Explore the ocean homes of 23 marine animals in this narrative nonfiction picture book, featuring 8 pages of fact-packed endnotes about wildlife, oceans about the world, clean energy and ocean conservation.

Explore the ocean homes of 23 marine animals in this narrative nonfiction picture book, featuring 8 pages of fact-packed endnotes about wildlife, oceans about the world, clean energy and ocean conservation.

Have You Ever Seen A Grolar Bear?

Benham Azadi

What happens when a Zebra meetsa Donkey? Or a Lion meets a Tiger?Join Frances and Jessica as theydiscover animals that they never knewexisted in this exciting confidencebuilding rhyming children's book. The story celebrates the beautiful fact that we are all unique!

What happens when a Zebra meetsa Donkey? Or a Lion meets a Tiger?Join Frances and Jessica as theydiscover animals that they never knewexisted in this exciting confidencebuilding rhyming children's book. The story celebrates the beautiful fact that we are all unique!

Abide: Resting in the Unfailing Love of God

Katie Kibbe

Many women think an intimate relationship with Jesus is reserved for the spiritual elite, someone with a lot of time on her hands, or a certain theological pedigree. This could not be further from the truth. You already have what you need, right now, to experience the love, joy, and peace God has in store for you. All you need to do is make some small changes in your every day schedule.God did... read more

Many women think an intimate relationship with Jesus is reserved for the spiritual elite, someone with a lot of time on her hands, or a certain theological pedigree. This could not be further from the truth. You already have what you need, right now, to experience the love, joy, and peace God has in store for you. All you need to do is make some small changes in your every day schedule.God did... read more

Reflections of Hope: A Devotional Journal for Those Loving Someone with Dementia

Heidi Dalton

Drawing insight from her own journey with her mom's battle with dementia, Heidi will lovingly and compassionately walk you through many of the feelings and decisions one faces throughout this process. Reflections of Hope includes real-life stories, questions to reflect upon, devotional thoughts, and prayers for direction, comfort and peace.

Drawing insight from her own journey with her mom's battle with dementia, Heidi will lovingly and compassionately walk you through many of the feelings and decisions one faces throughout this process. Reflections of Hope includes real-life stories, questions to reflect upon, devotional thoughts, and prayers for direction, comfort and peace.

SMART ALEC ALEX: Changing Schools and Classroom Rules

T.D. Said

Alexandria P. Knowitall, also known as Smart Alec Alex, is a 6th grader at T.K Spittle Middle School. Alex thinks she is the smartest kid in the school, but in reality, she is a smart aleck. With her snappy comebacks and her “I’m always right” attitude, Alex definitely does not “know it all”. In Smart Alec Alex “Changing schools and Classroom Rules”, Alex is faced with doing things like the “M... read more

Alexandria P. Knowitall, also known as Smart Alec Alex, is a 6th grader at T.K Spittle Middle School. Alex thinks she is the smartest kid in the school, but in reality, she is a smart aleck. With her snappy comebacks and her “I’m always right” attitude, Alex definitely does not “know it all”. In Smart Alec Alex “Changing schools and Classroom Rules”, Alex is faced with doing things like the “M... read more

Scaredy Bat and the Frozen Vampires (Scaredy Bat: A Vampire Detective Series)

Marina J Bowman

Solving crime, one fear at a timeEllie is a 12 year old vampire that loves solving mysteries, but is afraid of...everything. She's afraid of spiders, clowns, and loud noises -- just to name a few. And her pesky sister Penny never lets her forget it. But with a little courage and help from her friends, Ellie just might achieve her dream of becoming a real detective. When Ellie attends the royal... read more

Solving crime, one fear at a timeEllie is a 12 year old vampire that loves solving mysteries, but is afraid of...everything. She's afraid of spiders, clowns, and loud noises -- just to name a few. And her pesky sister Penny never lets her forget it. But with a little courage and help from her friends, Ellie just might achieve her dream of becoming a real detective. When Ellie attends the royal... read more

Ynalogies

Roa, Yna, Roa, Yna

Dear Mama's Loving Arms

Kelley, Ceece , Cloud, Sawyer

Tobi has 22 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Terri Stiles
Tobi is highly professional and communicative.

Terri Stiles, June 2021


DJ Warrior
As a debut author, I came into this process with little no idea of what this part of writing would entail. Thank God for Ms. Carter and her amazing designs. Her creativity and professionalism far exceeded my dreams. I highly recommend working with her. She is an exceptional artist and took my "vision" to a whole other level. She put together all of my final files and even kept me on my launch ...
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DJ Warrior, May 2021


Katrina Lee
Tobi did a great job creating whatever I asked her for.

Katrina Lee, March 2021


Justin Moroyan
Tobi was awesome to work with, and was immensely helpful. I am self-publishing for the first time, and I had a lot of questions. She was always responsive, patient, honest about my design, and very knowledgeable. She told me what I needed to know, not just what I wanted to hear. I had a book with completed illustrations, but I had no idea how to get it to the next stage and get it on the shelve...
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Justin Moroyan, February 2021


sunday olanipekun
Tobi is very experienced and good with what she does. However, I am a bit disappointed with the platform because my messages were not receiving the urgent attentions required right after the final payment was done. What if things were really bad and i had no other way out?

sunday olanipekun, December 2020

Tobi Carter
Hi Sunday, yes, it was frustrating that your messages weren't being sent to me. However, it's not Reedsy's fault. I reached out to them soon after I realized I wasn't getting messages from you, or ...
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