Theresa Hare

Summary

For over 15 years I have been providing freelance publishing support services to a variety of clients including: publishing companies, design agencies, corporate publishing including manufacturing, translation companies and small business. My services include: - design, dtp, typesetting; - template design, workflow and process; - database publishing, XML book publishing; - technical authoring and illustration; - web design and pdf production; - localisation; - training. I work on the Mac and PC Windows platform which enables me to provide a wide range of dtp and graphic support services. Current supported software include: the full Adobe CS2 suite on Mac and PC including Macromedia Studio, QuarkXpress from version 4 to 7.3, Adobe Framemaker, Corel Ventura, Coreldraw and Designer, Microsoft Office including Publisher. I specialise in designing and producing long technical documentation or technically demanding publishing projects such as publishing data stored on databases. Over the last four years this has increasingly included publishing XML data. I provide technical authoring services to create user guides, installation and maintenance manuals and have many years experience in ATEX and working with translation companies. Some clients are looking for conversion of designs into templates and I provide support and training if required. Some example template designs include: conversion from Quark into Indesign, graphic files into HTML and CSS, dtp designs in MS Word or Publisher, XML into Quark or Indesign or Framemaker. I am based in north London working from my fully equipped home office. I am easily accessible by phone or email and provide flexible work.

Portfolio

Theatre Company

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Production leaflets for schools based theatre company. Full design and layout, make ready for print and print. Software used: Indesign and Photoshop.

skills used: Indesign, Photoshop, Word, Acrobat

Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Project: Medical education publication for second year surgeons. Software: Structured Framemaker. Services provided: XML structured typesetting, design and layout, asset management.

skills used: Framemaker, Word, Acrobat

Leading Design Agency

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Project :XML templates for importing XML into Indesign for leading Street map publisher. Software: Indesign, XML editor. Services provided:XML template, instructions.

skills used: Indesign

Design Agency

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Template designs for MS Word and MS Publisher. Conversion of Quark designs to workable PC format and pdf.

skills used: MSPublisher, Coreldraw, Indesign, Quarkxpress, Photoshop, Word, Acrobat

Technical Authoring, dtp, localisation

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Project: Various technical manuals. Software: Indesign, Quarkxpress, Framemaker, Coreldraw, Corel Designer. Services provided: Technical authoring and writing, illustration, localisation into foreign languages, electronic production, make ready for print. Additional information: Projects vary from creating manuals from scratch, updating, file format conversion, re-branding and setting in foreign languages.

skills used: Ventura, Coreldraw, Indesign, Framemaker, Quarkxpress, Photoshop, Database, Word, Acrobat

Lincs Windfarm Environmental Statement

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Project: Environmental Statement for Lincs Windfarm, A3 three volumes appx. 1200 pages. Software: Adobe Indesign, supplementary software tools Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator and Excel. Services provided: Cover design, book design and templates, typesetting and layout, flat plan make ready for print, numbering, cross-referencing, TOCs.

skills used: Coreldraw, Indesign, Photoshop, Word, Acrobat

London Array Windfarm

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Project: Environmental Statement for London Array Windfarm, A3 four volumes appx. 1200 pages. Software: Corel Ventura, supplementary software tools Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Coreldraw and Excel. Services provided: Cover design, book design and templates, typesetting and layout, flat plan make ready for print, numbering, cross-referencing, TOCs, training. Additional information: The British Government granted the licence to build the windfarm in January 2007.

skills used: Ventura, Coreldraw, Photoshop, Word, Acrobat

Good Schools Guides

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Project: XML publishing, design and typesetting annual reference book. Services provided: Template design for Quarkxpress, XML process and template design in Quarkxpress and Framemaker, typesetting, layout, design, Ad placement, indexing and manipulation, make ready for print. Software: QuarkXpress, Framemaker, Illustrator, Photoshop.Additional information: Optima have provided this service since 2006.

skills used: Framemaker, Quarkxpress, Photoshop, Database, Word, Acrobat

EMAP Professional Nurse

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Database design and data entry, database scripting for Quarkxpress, stylesheet design, typesetting, proofing, make ready for print.

skills used: Quarkxpress, Database, Word

Informa Publishing

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Typesetting and layout from scripted text files, Ad placement, flat plan make ready, indexing and manipulation. Software: QuarkXpress, supplementary software tools Access and Excel. Additional information: Optima have provided this service since 1998.

skills used: Quarkxpress, Database, Word

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within N14.
Within Greater London.
Within United Kingdom.
Can telecommute.

Length of contract

Days.
Weeks.
Months.
Years.