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Desktop Publishing

In recent years my desktop publishing (page layout) has been almost exclusively the preparation of technical documents in PDF format for digital submission to funding organizations. Researchers' text, graphics, tables, and equations are laid out in an easy-to-read format and compiled into user-friendly PDF files. Hyperlinked TOCs, reference citations, and cross-references make the final products useful and accessible. The degree of interactivity in each PDF is dictated by client needs, budget, and the requirements of the funding body.

I have also produced conference proceedings, manuals, brochures, and other marketing materials for both offset and digital presses—see the GCAGS, HDI, and Volunteer Work tabs above.

The Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) at Rice University, Houston, Texas, produces periodic reports to their main funding body, the National Science Foundation (NSF) (see Services > Editing). As such, I have assisted them in meeting NSF reporting guidelines and produce a PDF that has fully linked TOCs, reference citations, cross-references, and Web links.

The 2000 Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions encompassed 886 pages of technical papers, front matter and advertising pages. I coordinated submissions from 108 authors, 60 advertisers, and two technical editors to produce a hard copy and CD ROM version of this publication. This book was printed on an offset press using high-resolution PDF files. The inside is largely B&W and the covers are 4-color.

This volume and its companion CD ROM are offered for sale through the Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, Texas.


Horizontal Drilling International, Inc. Training Manual

This was a 200-page training manual produced in hard copy and on CD ROM for Horizontal Drilling International, Inc. in Houston, Texas. I was responsible for:

  • all text and graphics editing
  • page design and layout
  • cover design
  • printing
  • PDF file production.

Web visitors interested in this manual should contact Horizontal Drilling International S.A.

For the past three years while living in Rockport, Texas, I have been on the planning committee for the "Hats Off To History" Christmas Historic Homes Tour, an annual event put on by the Aransas County Historical Society and The Fulton Mansion (a Texas State Historic Site). This is a tour of historic homes—at least 50 years old—showcasing the history and architecture of the homes and the people who lived there. My residence was built in 1906 and named a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 2006, and was on the tour in 2008.

For this event I created brochures, entry tickets, newspaper ads, posters, and signage. Click on any of the images below to view a larger slide show of the 2010 brochure.

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In addition to producing all the marketing materials for the event, I did considerable antique photo restoration on our logo, "The Three Granddaughters,"—the granddaughters of George Fulton, the builder and original owner of The Fulton Mansion—as shown to the left. I also photographed all the homes and The Fulton Mansion, as well as all the docents the weekend of the event.







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