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Desktop Publishing and Format Proofing

I specialize in formatting and QA localized documents. I have experience in many languages including:

  • Western European ( French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, etc.),
  • Scandinavian (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic, etc.),
  • Eastern European and Slavic (Polish, Hungarian, Czech, etc.),
  • Mediterranean (Turkish, Greek, etc.),
  • Cyrillic and Baltic (Russian, Estonian, Bulgarian, etc.),
  • single-byte and complex script Asian (Malay, Hmong, Thai, etc.),
  • double-byte Asian (Korean, Japanese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese),
  • right-to-left (bi-directional) languages (Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, Urdu, etc.),
  • Indic (Hindi, Bengali, Nepali, etc.)
  • English.

In addition, I can:

  • Recreate old documents from a scan to a new digital copy.
  • Convert documents from one software program to another.
  • Update, clean up, prep for translation.
  • English audio transcription.
  • Book design, prep for self-publishing sites such as CreateSpace.
  • Create templates.
  • Create documents from scratch.

Hardware, Software and Operating Systems

Email: Broadband highspeed
FTP: Access to your FTP site or mine
Instant Messengers: Skype: jerrilynnl

The following table shows the software and operating systems I currently have installed.
[Please note I am constantly updating my software, so if you don't see something needed, please email me.]

Software/Program Mac OS Windows
Operating System Mac OS X Windows 7 and 10
Adobe Acrobat current version current version
Adobe Framemaker n/a 8.0 thru current version

Adobe Illustrator

CS6 thru current version CS6 thru current version
Adobe InDesign CS6 thru current version CS6 thru current version
Adobe Pagemaker 7.0 6.5, 7.0
Adobe Photoshop CS4 thru current version CS6 thru current version
Apple iWork (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) '09 (version 4) thru current version n/a
Macromedia/Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 thru current version CS3 thru current version
Macromedia Freehand 9.0, MX Studio 9.0
Microsoft Publisher n/a Office 365
Microsoft Office Office 365 Office 365
Microsoft Visio n/a Office 365
QuarkXPress & QuarkXPress Passport 8.0, *current version pending project work 8.0, *current version pending project work

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Writing, Editing, Proofing and Book Layout and Design

I write, rewrite, edit and proof any English document. I am familiar with the Associated Press Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style. I can help you develop your own company stylebook if necessary. Also, I can help you design and layout your book or do the desktop publishing for you. See an example here.


I have experience instructing classes in basic computing, Microsoft Office, QuarkXPress and other desktop publishing programs. I tailor the training to your needs - whether it's a basic knowledge of a program for your project managers or advanced techniques for your desktop department. I also create self-paced learning modules for your training.

What is localization? -
The Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA) defines it as:
"Localization involves taking a product and making it linguistically and culturally appropriate to the target locale (country/region and language) where it will be used and sold." (Back to top)


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