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Sharon McTeir, Creative Publishing Services

Design and typesetting:

  • I have 20+ years experience in designing and typesetting books, including fiction, non-fiction, reference, educational and foreign language books.
  • Other subject areas include: art, craft, gardening, environmental, puzzles, poetry, novels, biography and different types of books for children.
  • I typeset in Adobe InDesign and Arbortext 3B2.
  • I can work from a variety of original data formats including Word, Excel and coded data like XML.
  • I work with a variety of plug-ins for InDesign when typesetting scientific and maths projects, and right-to-left languages.
  • Good understanding of automation techniques including grep functions, and the creation of templates.
  • I have worked on a number of publishing-related branding projects – books, logos, stationery, website etc.


Picture research:

  • Experienced in clearing print/digital rights and negotiating fees/rights from a wide variety of sources, and have a large list of industry contacts.
  • Commissioning of illustrators and photographers.
  • Very experienced in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Metadata input.
  • Can work with publishers’ in-house DAM systems, including remotely.
  • Experience of visiting organisations to explain how copyright and image permissions work.


Languages I have experience in typesetting:

English, Scots Gaelic, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Hindi, Norwegian, Polish, Latin, Greek, Romanian, Ukrainian, Indonesian, Turkish, Russian, Thai, Hebrew, Turkmen, Kurdish.


Clients include:

Hodder Education, Harper Collins, Oxford University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Rising Stars, Chambers, Harrap, Canongate, Birlinn, Bloomsbury, Larousse, Houghton Mifflin, Leckie & Leckie, Whittles.