Paid Freelance Position

fleck is excited to be hiring a typesetter to help out with the design of our books! This is a fun freelance position that will help a lover of all things InDesign, get their start in design in the publishing world!

Job Description:

  • This job will require the candidate to typeset the interior pages of non-fiction books and novels which will include the following steps:
    • receive and review book layout in indesign format (5 pages outlining design structure) and flag any questions 
    • typeset the complete manuscript based on approved design, using styles in the design provided, updating as required and creating new styles when needed
    • provide polished pdf's for review and proofreading
    • update working file with up to 2 rounds of design edits and 2 rounds of proofreading edits
    • edits will be provided as a marked up PDF
    • provide final packaged working files and press ready pdf's

Some training will be provided, however applicants must be proficient in:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • comprehensive use of paragraph and character styles
  • preflight review of print ready files
  • press file creation for print ready files
  • file organization and file packaging
  • typography rules and the nitty gritty of line by line typesetting (avoiding orphans and over hyphenation etc.)
  • have a good sense of design 
  • understand the fundamentals of readability and legibility

The ideal candidate is:

  • VERY detail oriented***
  • organized
  • a problem solver
  • likely called a perfectionist by their friends
  • deadline and goal oriented
  • excellent at communicating effectively over email
  • open to flagging concerns early before they become bigger issues

The fine print:

  • Role is remote and can be conducted anywhere in the world
  • Paid in CAD on a per project basis
  • Must have access to Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 , specifically InDesign

To apply please email me, Jaz, at info@fleckcreativestudio.com with the reason why you're applying and why you love books along with your resume and portfolio samples. No cover letter required!

Selected applicants will need to successfully complete a small typesetting test before acceptance.

Application closes June 22nd.