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In this seminar, Powerpoint presentations will showcase the visual elements that make a book look beautiful, marketable and professional. Identify the elements of a successful cover. Learn how to find and work with a graphic artist. Review the elements of interior design: front/back matter, page design elements and typographical conventions. Review print production methods and tools (DOC, PDF and InDesign), including a step by step demonstration using Word. Handouts: Design templates for Word, collaboration templates, resource checklist.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Class Type: 1 SessionPublishing
Start Date: 08/01/2015
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Waverly Fitzgerald is the author (with Curt Colbert) of five humorous mystery novels published by Kensington under the name Waverly Curtis. She is also the managing editor of Rat City Publishing, a small local press publishing mysteries set in Seattle.
Annie Pearson is a Seattle writer, author of three contemporary novels and (as E.A. Stewart) a historical fiction series set in the Languedoc crusades. She is also managing editor at Jugum Press, which publishes eclectic fiction and nonfiction, including The Sky High Road by Moses L. Howard. During her technical writing career, her reading turned to early social-issue novelists like Elizabeth Gaskell. She currently reads contemporary writers like Tana French who explore the complexities enveloping people whose lives are in crisis. Pearson’s teaching focuses on sharing technical skills with writers who want more from their tools and more methods for finding readers.