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A sampling of work done by Woven Red. Click on a cover to see sample interior pages and design notes. Click in the Types list, below a title, to see a subset of projects.

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Thinking Hands

Design Notes: A complex non-fiction project with auto-updated endnotes and a layered index. It’s hard to find someone who knows MS Word as much as Joan does, when it comes to book formatting. I am a freelance writer and project manager, so to speak, for a 2015 indie book, titled Thinking Hands (covering Canadian medical […]

Above Scandal

Design Notes: My first project, my own book, with its new cover! When a chapter has a title, the table of contents can show both the chapter’s number and its title. The cover image a father and daughter playing on the beach comes from altanaka via fotolia.com.

Poems of Love and the Sea

Design Notes: It was a delight to use one of Gloria’s own paintings for the cover image. Why cover such a beautiful image with a back cover blurb? Poetry can be tricky to place just right; text boxes can help. I recently had occasion to use Joan’s formatting services, and so came into direct contact with […]

Pirateship Down

Design Notes: The title page ornament is reminiscent of a compass rose. A list of works encourages a reader to read more. The table of contents lists only the titles of this collection of tidbits and short stories with chapters. This is how the table of contents for an anthology would be formatted.  

Divine Echoes of Eternity

Design Notes: Typically, page numbers are placed in the top margin of all pages, excluding pages that start a chapter. Because this project is mostly chapters of only two pages, very few pages ended up with numbers. So confusing. Moving the page numbers to the bottom margin solved the problem. I have appreciated the professional job […]

You Are Mine

Design Notes: A perfect example of how a single image can make a great cover. Did you know there are fonts for ransom notes? Just a bit unnerving. The cover image is by Kirill Linnik at Dreamstime.com. Joan Leacott of Woven Red Author Services took my manuscript and made into a beautifully crafted book that I can proudly […]

Getting from Hello to Forever Together

Design Notes: The back cover is a portion of the front cover, stretched to fit with transparency applied. Seventeen individual elements comprise the complete cover. Cover and interior design are custom-matched. A separate image highlights each of the eighteen chapters. The lines in the quiz are a table with only the bottom border visible. Note […]

Shift Happens

Design Notes: A dramatis personae (list of characters) can sort out your cast of characters. The design elements on the title page came from the cover artist. The layered chapter titles are managed in Word with two heading styles. Woven Red delivers prompt, efficient service with an eye for both design and detail… and all at […]

Game On

Design Notes: The sailing ship motif was used on the title page, chapter start pages, and as a decorative element on the inside margins of the photo gallery. Note the rope font used for the chapter number. The print versions of Game On (hard cover and trade paperback) showcase 34 full-colour images, each framed and captioned. […]

Emotional Abuse and Emotional Elder Abuse

Design Notes: A project with two main sections shown by inserting a divider page and a divider entry in the table of contents. The title page repeats the central isolated figure from the eye-catching cover.   “I spent thousands of dollars at an author-services press and wasn’t at all happy with the service or the […]

Second Chance Dress

Design Notes: The short story is told from the perspective of a wedding dress that ends up in a charity shop window. The image was a lucky find from Csák István at http://www.fotolia.com. This booklet prints landscape on letter-sized paper in such a way that when the pages are stacked and stapled through the middle, a […]

Taste the Silence

Design Notes: Poetry has greater freedom in interior formatting. Here selected words are highlighted to draw emphasis to the poet’s message. Each poem is centred vertically on the page for visual balance. Covers are free from the dictates of genre, and can be just about any image that pleases the poet. Here is a painting of shoreline […]

Wonderfully Wicked

Design Notes: The title and scene break ornament was selected to match the flourish of the W in Wicked on the front cover. The drop cap font is the same as the title page and chapter title. I looked through the PDF [print] file and got all tingly. It’s so pretty! ~ CJ Burright, Author […]