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mercenariogcadag

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I am a Desktop Publishing Professional aiming to help clients who are in need of a book, journal, or magazine design for their project. Having more than 15 years of experience in the Publishing industry, I do both print and digital formats. I use the following tools: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Framemaker, Dreamweaver [I use this for creating HTML and CSS], Premier [I do video editing too]) QuarkXPress Oxygen (for editing XML and XSLT) Stylus Studio (also for XML and XSLT) I am versatile enough to use different applications and seek efficient ways to do repetitive tasks. Like scripting for tedious activities.
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Experience

ePub Specialist

Feb 2011 - Mar 2019 (8 years)

Created ebooks in ePub and Kindle format for iBooks, Nook Color, Adobe Digital Editions, and Kindle (2nd Gen) using Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver (any version), and Sigil.

Compositor/Production Analyst

Mar 2005 - Nov 2010 (5 years)

Worked on Pearson publications utilizing Framemaker that uses XML formatting for “write once, publish many”. Composed layouts for Monotype project Glencoe TWE using InDesign. Composed layouts for projects of Berlitz, BPN, and Oxford University Press. By mid year of 2010, became a Production Analyst. Revamped XML files using XMLSpy and Oxygen that were converted to ePub and viewed using Adobe Digital Edition and the iPad reader.

Offset Printer Operator

Feb 2005 - Mar 2005 (1 month)

Handled the DGI Offset printing machine model VTII in printing large format designs that were printed on tarpaulins, cloths, meshes, stickers, and other large format media.

Production Specialist

Jun 2004 - Oct 2004 (4 months)

Page composition of outsource magazines Lighthouse Digest and Fido Magazine using QuarkXPress, Pagemaker, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Graphics Operator

Sep 2003 - Mar 2004 (6 months)

A business process outsourcing company, SPI Tech services international clients (Fortune 500 companies) for litigation, publishing, and call centers. Graphics Operators are under the strategic business unit of publishing and are mainly involved in cropping, resizing, cleaning, and overall manipulation of graphic file formats such as PDFs, TIFFs, JPEGs, etc.

Pagesetter

Aug 2002 - May 2003 (9 months)

SCP Two utilized QuarkXpress 4, Photoshop 5.5, Acrobat Reader 4, Distiller 4, and Illustrator 9 on a Macintosh OS 9 in pagesetting books and journals that are then sent to the client through FTP. SCP Two ceased its operations on May 5, 2003.

Production Associate

Feb 2001 - Nov 2001 (9 months)

Innodata was a large data formatting company. Production Associates used a software called MagicBook Editor in cleaning OCR TIFF format files running on a Windows NT 4 environment.

Education

Bachelor's degree, Electronics and Communications Engineering

1995 - 2002 (7 years)

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