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More than ever, freelancers are the backbone of our industry. The PPN Freelance Directory is a simple-to-access tool for individuals to list their services and for publishers and authors to find good folks to get the work done.

If you need freelance services, enter any pertinent term (name, city, services provided) and a search will be performed across all fields in our directory.

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*Effective May 1, 2019, as a service to our members, a freelance individual or business must be a member of PPN to be listed. Membership information can be found here.
  • AG One On One Book Production & Marketing

    Location: West Hills, California

    Website: http://www.OneBookPro.com

    Services Provided: Author Coaching, Book Design, Consulting, Content Editing, Copy Editing, eBook Design, Editing, Jacket/Cover Design, Marketing, Sales Strategy

    Expertise: AG ONE ON ONE is the Single Source for all your Production, Marketing, Promotion needs. Over 35 years publishing experience on hundreds of different projects. Our services include: Editing, Cover and Interior Design, Typesetting, and complete Marketing-Promotion. We can lead you step-by-step through the entire marketing process, set-up your distribution, and provide details about hundreds of promotional sources:

    MARKETING, DISTRIBUTION & PROMOTION: Complete marketing/distribution services to properly launch your books into the world marketplace. With over 35 years of publishing experience, we have extensive expertise and contacts in the booktrade. We guide you through the entire marketing of your books by sending you electronic files with detailed information about each step in the process – including not only simplified instructions, but also complete details about the many hundreds of promotional sources available, such as:

    Book Reviews and Awards, Exhibits and Trade Shows, Co-op Marketing, Radio-TV Talk Shows, Listing Sources, and more. You can quickly determine the costs, entry deadlines, types of books accepted, and details about the event – to decide if a source is right for you before even going to their registration-website.

    E-BOOK & POD DISTRIBUTION: We can produce your E-Book front cover, coordinate E-Book conversion, and set-up Print-On-Demand (POD) and E-Book Distribution.

    MANUSCRIPT EDITING: Complete copy/content editing, and proofing to prepare your book for production. (The editing process usually begins by editing the first few chapters of your manuscript for your approval before moving on to the rest of your manuscript.)

    COVER DESIGN & PRODUCTION: In addition to cover design/production, we can also write (or aid you in writing) sales copy for your back cover and end flaps, produce galleys/ARCs, and guide you through soliciting review testimonials for your cover or jacket.

    PAGE DESIGN, EDITING & TYPESETTING: Of your book interior complete with illustrations, photos and graphics ready for the printer or e-book conversion. Each book is designed to fit the subject of your book (we do not use preset cover and page templates). You own all rights to materials created for you.

    Please see our website for further information and samples (www.OneBookPro.com).

  • Anthony Paular Design

    Location: Newbury Park, CA

    Website: https://anthonypaular.design/index.html

    Services Provided: Art Direction, Book Design, Branding, Conference/Trade Show Graphics, Jacket/Cover Design, Marketing Design, Project Management

    Expertise: Academic textbooks, children's and professional development have been my areas of specialty for 30 years. I collaborate with the client to get the best creative results. From concept to completion and all the marketing material to go along with it, let's do some stunning work together.

  • Barbara Haines Design

    Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Website: http://www.barbarahainesdesign.com

    Services Provided: Book Design, Composition, Jacket/Cover Design

    Expertise: My focus is on book design for print, though I am also developing skills in web and ebook design. I aim to bring clear and elegant design to the reader, the author, and the publisher.

  • Dovetail Publishing Services

    Location: Grass Valley, CA

    Website: http://www.dovetailpublishingservices.com

    Services Provided: Book Design, Composition, Copy Editing, Illustration, Photo Research, Project Management, Proofreading, Publication Management

    Expertise: textbooks, professional reference

  • Happenstance Type-O-Rama

    Location: Oakland, CA

    Website: http://www.happenstance.net

    Services Provided: Book Design, Book Packaging, Client and Author Relations, Composition, Copy Editing, Developmental Editing, eBook Production, Graphic Design, Illustration, Indexing, Project Management, Proofreading, Technical Editing, Template Creation

    Expertise: Content Repurposing and ConversionFrom start to finish, inception to reception, loose-leaf to loose-on-the-world, Happenstance Type-O-Rama can manage, edit, design, compose and bring to fruition any publishing project (paper, pixels, or otherwise) you can devise. We specialize in optimized workflow solutions that are painless for the client and solve the problems of publishing your p- and e-book content quickly and with quality. We love to partner with companies to help with whatever aspect of the publishing project you need. Let us partner with you.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HappenstanceTypeORama/
    Twitter: @typeorama
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com

  • Heidi Asundi

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Services Provided: Copy Editing, Developmental Editing, Proofreading

    Expertise:

    Nonfiction: healthcare, educational, business training & development

  • Hespenheide Design

    Location: Newbury Park, CA

    Website: http://www.hespenheide.com

    Services Provided: Book Design, Photo Research, Production, Project Management

    Expertise:
    Over 30 years experience working on trade books, as well as junior high, high school, and college textbooks

  • Jennifer Durrant Design Studio

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Website: http://jenniferdurrantdesign.com

    Services Provided: Art Direction, Asset Sourcing, Book Design, Illustration, Jacket/Cover Design, Photo Research, Photography, Print Management

    Expertise: Book Cover and Book Layout Design

  • KP Design

    Location: Oakland, CA

    Website: http://www.karenpolaski.com

    Services Provided: Art Direction, Book Design, Composition, Jacket/Cover Design, Marketing, Production, Project Management

    Expertise:
    • Creative book designer and master of book production
    • Accomplished art director
    • Obsessive devotion to professional typography and design standards
    • Agile project prioritization
    • Champion for collaboration and proactive planning
    • Power user of Adobe Creative Suite; proficient in MS Office and Firebrand

  • Leave It to ‘Berta

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Website: http://www.leaveittoberta.com

    Services Provided: App Design, Art Direction, Book Design, Book Packaging, Consulting, Corporate Design, Graphic Design, Identity Creation and Refinement, Identity Design, Jacket/Cover Design, Photo Research, Photo Retouching, Web Design

    Expertise:
    • Analyzes business design needs, creates and presents sound design strategies and solutions
    • Provides high-level to detail-oriented creation and oversight of conceptual design and branding look and feel
    • Supports onsite staff/oversees all vendors hired on a per-project basis, including contract designers, illustrators, photographers, printers, videographers, and developers
    • Monitors and maintains budgets and workflows, as well as negotiating contracts with outside vendors
    • Acts as design liaison across organizations and work closely with executive, development, editorial, sales, marketing, and technology teams and team leaders
    • Regularly presents to clients throughout the design cycle from high-level concepts to final design—getting ongoing “buy in” on goals and direction
    • Conceptualizes and designs all manner of print and digital materials including: sales/marketing collateral, branding, books, packaging, infographics, presentations, websites, apps, social media, online courses, media, signage, swag, and more

    Additional Contact Information: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roberta-morris-436a3/

  • Leigh McLellan Design

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Website: http://www.leighmcdesign.com

    Services Provided: Book Design, Composition, Graphic Design, Illustration, Jacket/Cover Design, Project Management, Technical Illustration, Web Design

    Expertise: With a strong typographic background, my main experience is with text and trade book interiors and covers. I do book production work such as design, dummying, layout, art direction, electronic composition, and technical drawing. I have also designed and produced newsletters, stationery, brochures, and ads.

    I have created design and design-oriented production work for many of the major publishers in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as for private clients and small presses. My paging, layout, and technical art skills helped win the Apex Award in 2006. Limited edition books from my private press have won awards in the Bookbuilders West Book Show and the Western Books Exhibition.Typography: interior and cover/jacket design, composition, production managing, technical illustration, brochures, and other graphic design

    Services provided include: Free-lance design and production of text and trade books: interiors, jackets, ­covers, technical illustration. Journals, corporate publications, newsletters, brochures, posters, and ads.

  • Glyph Publishing Arts

    Location: Penn Valley, CA

    Website: https://lindaherman.myportfolio.com/

    Services Provided: Art Direction, Book Design, Composition, Graphic Design, Jacket/Cover Design, Marketing, Photo Research, Production, Project Management

    Expertise: Expertise: I'm a graphic designer specializing in the custom design and production of illustrated books. I'm also experienced in the design of text-only books, and other publications including magazines, catalogs, newsletters, corporate reports, monographs and maps. My services include design concept development, art direction, layout and production, image research and editing, print management and onsite press checks.

    I'm seeking new projects with traditional book publishers, publication editors, self-published authors, and marketing and communications professionals.

  • M. R Hill Publishing

    Location: La Jolla, California

    Website: http://tiny.cc/MRHillPublishing

    Services Provided: Author Coaching, Copy Editing, Copywriting, Developmental Editing, eBook Conversion, eBook Production, Editing, Journalism, Manuscript Evaluation, Proofreading, Writing

    Expertise: M. R. Hill Publishing, a sole proprietorship owned by award-winning author Martin Roy Hill, offers a wide variety of editorial and publishing services to companies and writers:

    * Writing and/or editing for newspapers, magazines, and websites.
    * Freelance articles published in numerous national and international publications.
    * Editor, San Diego Business Journal, 10 years.
    * Senior Editor, San Diego Magazine, 7 years.
    * Science/Technical Writer/Editor/Researcher, Naval Health Research Center, 15 years.
    * Award-Winning Independent Author/Publisher.

    A 27-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, U.S. Navy Reserve, and the California National Guard, Martin also offers consulting services for writers needing advice on writing about the military.

  • Merlinwood

    Location: East Bloomfield, New York

    Website: http://www.merlinwood.net

    Services Provided: Graphic Design, Illustration, Jacket/Cover Design

    Expertise:
    Illustration (and design) with a focus and sensitivity to projects dealing with spirituality, Eastern religions, meditation, awareness and presence, alternative body-soul-spirit explorations.

    Cover and interior book Illustration and complete design services for trade publishers, self-publishers and authors.

  • Michael Lindgren

    Location: Jersey City, NJ

    Website: http://www.mikelindgren.net

    Services Provided: Copy Editing, Copyright and Permissions Management, Copywriting, Developmental Editing, Ghostwriting, Line Editing, Proofreading, Research

    Expertise: Publishing, books, art, media, music, literature, poetry, popular cultural, philosophy, baseball.

  • Mimi Heft Design

    Location: RICHMOND, CA

    Website: http://mimiheftdesign.com

    Services Provided: Art Direction, Book Design, Composition, eBook Design, Graphic Design, Identity Design, Jacket/Cover Design, Marketing, Project Management

    Expertise: I create compelling designs for brand identity, instructional materials, digital and print books, marketing collateral, and more. I also manage website design projects from the simple to the complex, while nurturing healthy interactions between clients and creative teams.

    • 30 years as an award-winning graphic and publishing designer
    • Deep knowledge of print and production processes
    • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Word, and other software

    SPECIALTIES
    • Complex content design—both text- and image-heavy books, box sets, DVD packaging
    • Typography and image integration
    • Assessing and revising print and digital workflow solutions

    MY STYLE
    • Independent thinker with collaborative spirit
    • Enjoy working with all teams—editorial, production, design, manufacturing, marketing
    • Comfortable with multiple stakeholders, heavy workload, tight budgets and deadlines
    • Trained Diversity & Inclusion Advocate
    • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills

    SERVING
    • Publishers
    • Educational and Arts Organizations
    • Community Organizations
    • Nonprofits
    • Small Businesses and Global Companies

    CLIENTS INCLUDE
    • Pearson Publishing • Peachpit Press • Adobe Press • No Starch Press • Two Hats Consulting • Smithsonian Learning Lab • The Crucible • Evander Music • Creativity Explored • Lockbox Tax Service • Subterranean Cellars

    Available for freelance, contract, and full-time positions.

    Thanks for considering me. I'm looking forward to speaking with you!

  • Mind the Margins, LLC

    Location: N Chesterfield, Virginia

    Website: http://www.mindthemargins.com

    Services Provided: Book Design, eBook Conversion, eBook Design

    Expertise: Print design for all categories of fiction/non-fiction, including illustrated children's books. Ebook conversion that conveys as much of the original print design as possible.

  • Nic Albert Editorial

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Website: http://www.nicalbert.com

    Services Provided: Developmental Editing, Ghostwriting, Instructional Design, Project Management

    Expertise: Content generalist comfortable in a variety of higher ed, academic, non-fiction, professional, and trade disciplines. Past clients include: Autodesk, Benson Collister, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Callisto Media, Cengage Learning, Oxford University Press, Pearson, and Wiley/Jossey-Bass.

  • Owl Pro Editing

    Location: , CA

    Website: https://owlproediting.com

    Services Provided: Copy Editing, Editing, Proofreading

    Expertise: Fiction, non-fiction, independent authors, self-publishing authors, publishing houses, commercial literature, mainstream literature, adventure, chick lit, comedy/humor, contemporary, mystery, new adult, paranormal, romance, suspense, thriller, western, women's fiction, young adult, Chicago Manual of Style, American English, British English (limited)

    If you are focused on the quality of your craft and book’s success and would like to ensure that your manuscript is in great shape when it is published to give it the best chance for success, then we have the same goals and could be great collaborators.

    I am a professional freelance copy editor and proofreader—as well as avid bookworm—with the following experience:

    • Copyediting certificate from UC San Diego
    • Two years as a freelancer editing fiction novels of various genres
    • Eleven years editing comprehensive financial reports of publicly traded companies (great “eagle-eye” training)

    I welcome you to visit my website to learn more about how I can help you, my services, a free sample edit, and more.

  • Page + Pixel

    Location: Walnut Creek, CA

    Website: http://pageandpixel.net

    Services Provided: Art Direction, Art Editing, Book Design, Jacket/Cover Design, Photo Retouching, Photography

    Expertise: Page + Pixel has photographed and designed hundreds of quilt-making, sewing and garment-making books, all of which were created in close collaboration with the authors and publishers. With years of experience photographing for and designing books in the craft-publishing industry, our expertise is in 4-color, instructional books.

  • Patricia L Heinicke Jr

    Location: Sacramento, CA

    Website: http://https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-heinicke-jr/

    Services Provided: Author Coaching, Copy Editing, Developmental Editing, Ghostwriting, Line Editing

    Expertise: A freelance editor since 1996, I work with authors writing in the social sciences, humanities, and biomedical sciences, providing whatever level of work is necessary: from line, substantive, and developmental editing to complete rewriting and ghost writing. I also work with memoirists and independent authors, and I offer one-on-one writing coaching and workshops in grammar, copyediting, and self-publishing.

    * History
    * Memoir
    * Religion and Spirituality
    * Ophthalmology

  • Personalized Publishing Services

    Location: San Anselmo, CA

    Services Provided: Book Design, Composition

    Expertise: Over 30 years experience in book design and interior layout. I can complete your cover if you provide/choose a graphic for the front, or a complete front cover. I work with the author to suit his/her wishes. I can help direct author to print choices: POD or traditional printing.

    All genres: fiction, non-fiction, children's books.

    Professional Results: 2017 PPN winner for children's book, Gymnastics.

  • Rebecca LeGates

    Location: Fremont, CA

    Website: https://rebeccalegates.com/

    Services Provided: Book Design, Graphic Design, Marketing, Photo Research, Photo Retouching, Project Management, Web Design

    Expertise: I am a freelance book and print designer with over 20 years experience. I specialize in book and print design, and have also done marketing and magazine design, as well as digital photo editing, website design and maintenance, and project management.

    My experience has mainly been with Heyday, a nonprofit publisher in Berkeley, California. I have often collaborated with other nonprofits, museums, historical societies, universities, and other organizations to produce design materials.

  • Ruby Privateer

    Location: Oakland, CA

    Services Provided: Author Coaching, Marketing, Technical Writing

    Expertise: Book management and fruition, meaning support to authors to get it done, edited, and finalized. Plus some marketing perspective from 15+ years in the trade.Nonfiction works and the categories of health, psychology, and spirituality especially

  • Shore Design

    Location: San Francisco bay area, California

    Website: http://www.ronshoredesign.com

    Services Provided: Book Design, Graphic Design

    Expertise: Shore Design is an award-winning graphic design studio with 35 years experience in the design, production and printing of fine art, craft, design and decorative arts related museum exhibition catalogs, books and other printed collateral. Unlike many graphic design studio principals, Ron Shore designs all publications and personally supervises color proofing and printing on large-scale catalogs to guarantee a finely crafted book. Shore works with a number of high quality printers in Asia and Europe supplying his clients with handsome publications at competitive costs. Editing, proofing, photography and sales/distribution are also available. Shore Design has museum clients located across the U.S. so working with Ron as an out-of town client is an easy process. Once materials are handed over, the client is provided with a pdf file of the page layouts. With a click of your mouse, you can open and view two-page spreads. If requested to help his museum clients sell and distribute their publications, Ron can provide publishing and distribution services through Fine Arts Press.

    — Design, typesetting and production of art museum catalog book covers and interior pages

    — Print broker with over 35 years experience printing in both Asia and Europe

  • Susan M. Walker

    Location: Chicago, IL

    Services Provided: Content Editing, Copy Editing, Proofreading, Writing

    Expertise: Educational Publishing Specialist
    The main purpose of my work is to present information in a way that never makes the user stumble. From PreK–12 curriculum to law practice management books, my work is almost always educational.

  • Terri Wright Design + Image Research

    Location: Santa Barbara, CA

    Website: http://www.terriwright.com/

    Services Provided: Art Direction, Book Design, eBook Conversion, Graphic Design, Jacket/Cover Design, Mobile Apps, Photo Research, Photography, Web Design

    Expertise:
    Terri Wright Design is an independent team of creative professionals with strong visual capabilities specializing in book design, image research and photography. The group brings together the vision of their principal book designer with the keen eye of accomplished photographers, image researchers, and technical advances in programming and software development to serve the publishing community.

    Terri spearheads the team with her innovative designs and strong research skills, and collaborates with her visual partners to shape unique publishing solutions for every project from print to eBooks, book companion websites, and mobile apps.

    Together the team delivers quality visual communications with impact in the publishing marketplace.

  • Thompson Type

    Location: San Diego, CA

    Services Provided: Composition

  • Tina Henderson

    Location: New Orleans, LA

    Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tinahenderson/

    Services Provided: Book Design, Composition

    Expertise:
    • Expert typesetting (25 years of experience) for scholarly art books, museum exhibition catalogues, catalogues raisonnés, and other books in multiple languages

    • Interior book design and layout



  • Tom Halley Typography

    Location: Apple Valley, CA

    Services Provided: Book Design, Composition, Copywriting, eBook Production, Graphic Design, Marketing, Photo Retouching

    Expertise: K–12 and Higher Education book design and production.

  • Toprotype, Inc.

    Location: Centerville, MA

    Website: http://toprotype.com

    Services Provided: Jacket/Cover Design

    Expertise: Business, lifestyle, trade.

  • Van-garde Imagery

    Location: Clearwater, FL

    Website: http://www.van-garde.com

    Services Provided: Book Design, Composition, eBook Conversion, eBook Design, eBook Production, Graphic Design, Jacket/Cover Design, Marketing, Photo Research, Photo Retouching, Production

    Expertise: Van-garde Imagery, Inc. is Dan and Darlene Swanson. We each have over thirty years experience in designing books, magazines, and other publications using Adobe Creative Cloud software tools. We take your text and images and flow and assemble them onto attractive, easily legible books, book covers, magazines and promotional pieces. We make sure that every smallest detail about your publication is just right, so that your presentation, story, and message come through to your readers without distraction. We can gladly “hand hold” you, as needed, through the process. Our credo is to always strive for an emotional response in the viewer, and whenever possible, to correct and perfect our work until that is accomplished.

    https://www.facebook.com/vangardeImagery/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/darleneswansonclearwater/