Coming Up October 12 ─ Susan Hannah, Book Designer and Author

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What kind of collaboration might one expect between an editor and a designer? What kind of software do designers use? What is “tagging” a manuscript and how can it be done most effectively? What strengths can a designer bring to a project?

October’s speaker at the Kingston Twig can answer all these questions and many more about the world of publication design and how it connects with editing.

About the Speaker

dlattachSusan Hannah is a true book lover, and has been from an early age. Armed with qualifications in graphic design and creative art, she gathered her skills locally (including at Harrowsmith Magazine in the book division) and in Toronto, where she was a senior designer for an elite educational book design studio. The award-winning  book series Susan worked on as part of the design team with Nelson was used in public schools across Canada. She later worked for a typesetting firm that understood that traditional typesetting was becoming extinct and experimented with including a graphic designer as a service.

Back in Kingston, she has worked with Peter Dorn at the Graphic Design Unit out of Queen’s, typesetting his books and doing general graphic design. Then she moved to Quarry Press as the in-house production manager.

More recently, while continuing with freelance book design, Susan added a BA is psychology and a BScH in psychology/biology to her qualifications to reach her goal of writing and editing health books, such as those coming from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. In addition, she has written three self-help books with Robert Rose (publisher). And she continues with editing and other projects.

Susan has a tremendous amount of diverse experience in the world of publication design. We welcome her to our group to share some of those experiences and answer our questions.

Come Join Us!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

7 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)

Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue (map)

Free

Bring a friend!
Editors Kingston is a Twig of Editors Canada. Our events are open to anyone with an interest in editing.

Coming in November—Alex Schultz on Editing Trade Books

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