I am looking for a new job opportunity in publishing...
Written/posted: 18 December 2016.
Hello and thank you for visiting my blog—I hope you found something of interest. For several years I have been working freelance within the publishing industry but would now like to secure a full-time (employed) position—not necessarily in programming or any of the areas I write about on this blog. Ideally, I’d like to find a role within publishing/product management (or development) which requires extensive editorial experience and production/technical expertise.
I have worked in academic publishing for more than 20 years and offer solid editorial commissioning experience coupled with extensive production, technical and programming expertise. I have held positions which range from senior editorial—Consulting Acquisitions Editor (under contract) and Senior Publisher—through to roles in digital/print production, programming and software development. Specific areas of interest include commissioning, content creation/production, product/service and process development (or improvement). I would describe myself as an excellent all-rounder whose portfolio of skills and experience enable highly effective teamwork and collaboration across a wide range of publishing teams and business functions.
If you know of a suitable vacancy, or are a publisher looking to hire, then do please contact me using the options listed below. Thank you.
About this blog
I enjoy technical writing and, for me, this blog is a “creative outlet” where I can share/document some of my interests in low-level technical aspects of tools and technologies related to the authorship of technical content: graphics, PDF, typesetting, text processing, OpenType/fonts, Unicode and digital/electronic publishing. As you might infer from this blog I'm interested in Arabic text processing/typesetting, XeTeX and LuaTeX too! I can see so many applications of these incredible TeX engines, particularly LuaTeX through extensions via DLLs. XeTeX's built-in font handling and OpenType shaping engine(s) are also amazingly useful.
I've owned the domain readytext.co.uk for many years and purely on a whim, on 1 January 2011, I finally decided to make use of it. This site was launched, if you can call it that, on 1 January 2011, at around 3pm UK time. Stay tuned and, most definitely, don't drop out...