Teacher Growth Trajectory

Design Notes: Dr. Sternberg wanted a plain cover for his text book, so a neutral blue with a discreet shadow was used. The introduction is numbered with roman numerals. Each chapter title is repeated in the headers. The forms in the appendices were also provided in an 8.5" x 11" pdf for download and use … Continue reading Teacher Growth Trajectory

Catwalk Series

Design Notes: The author wanted to use images and fonts to brand her series of six books. After viewing three samples, Suzy chose a combination of sans serif and script fonts to express her feelings about her books. The shoe and heart image were provided by Suzy for her exclusive use at Woven Red. "Recently … Continue reading Catwalk Series

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 … Continue reading Taste the Silence

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.

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.  

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. … Continue reading Game On

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 … Continue reading Wonderfully Wicked

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 … Continue reading Poems of Love and the Sea

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 … Continue reading Thinking Hands