Poems of Love and the Sea

Design Notes: It was a delight to use one of Gloria's own paintings for the cover image. Why cover such a beautiful image with a back cover blurb? Poetry can be tricky to place just right; text boxes can help. I recently had occasion to use Joan’s formatting services, and so came into direct contact with … Continue reading Poems of Love and the Sea

Thinking Hands

Design Notes: A complex non-fiction project with auto-updated endnotes and a layered index. It's hard to find someone who knows MS Word as much as Joan does, when it comes to book formatting. I am a freelance writer and project manager, so to speak, for a 2015 indie book, titled Thinking Hands (covering Canadian medical … Continue reading Thinking Hands

Divine Echoes of Eternity

Design Notes: Typically, page numbers are placed in the top margin of all pages, excluding pages that start a chapter. Because this project is mostly chapters of only two pages, very few pages ended up with numbers. So confusing. Moving the page numbers to the bottom margin solved the problem. I have appreciated the professional job … Continue reading Divine Echoes of Eternity

Shift Happens

Design Notes: A dramatis personae (list of characters) can sort out your cast of characters. The design elements on the title page came from the cover artist. The layered chapter titles are managed in Word with two heading styles. Woven Red delivers prompt, efficient service with an eye for both design and detail... and all at … Continue reading Shift Happens

You Are Mine

Design Notes: A perfect example of how a single image can make a great cover. Did you know there are fonts for ransom notes? Just a bit unnerving. The cover image is by Kirill Linnik at Dreamstime.com. Joan Frantschuk of Woven Red Author Services took my manuscript and made into a beautifully crafted book that I can proudly … Continue reading You Are Mine