Content Development and Marketing Portfolio

Formatting Editor

What in the world is a Format Editor?

Have you ever looked inside a book, and noticed the font helps to set the tone? How about the lines laid out before you… leading you to the door of your imagination, and igniting anticipation for the story to begin? Books have a magic all of their own, outside from the stories they hold. Their smell, the feel of the paper in between your fingertips, the layout enticing you follow the lines like well worn pathways, the font itself creating an atmosphere before the words are even read… All of this happens on a subliminal level, preparing the reader to be transported through space and time. Welcome to format editing, where style meets function.

In a digital world where eBooks are available on any reading device, the format editor has to expand their wheelhouse beyond print. Style and function still have roles to play; however. understanding how to remove hidden coding, using H1-H6, bookmarked TOCs, templates, and the conversion ratio for various eReader sizes vs. using tabs, and pressing enter instead of utilizing page breaks, can make or break a digital manuscript.

Today’s format editor, has to be a Jack-of-all-trades finding a home somewhere between a programmer, graphic designer, copy editor, and typographer.

The ability to write freely comes with the knowledge that one will eventually have to edit obsessively.

Publisher, Formatting Editor, and Graphic Designer

Recent Projects

Publisher, Format Editor, and Contributor May, 2021
Format Editor and Publisher March, 2021
Publisher, and Format editor October 2019
Publisher, Cover Designer, and Format Editor December 2018

Interviews 2020

Writing style examples:

ELYSE DRAPER – WRITER, PUBLISHER, FORMATTING EDITOR – DECLARES “ART IS A MEAN OLD IMMORTAL BASTARD, VIRULENT WITH SHARPER TEETH THAN ANY CRITIC OR DISEASE” .. CREATORS DURING COVID-19: WHAT THEY’RE DOING AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO SUPPORT THEM

Posted on April 20, 2020 by strecker

JAMES STRECKER: In what specific ways has COVID-19 changed your creative/artistic life in the arts? ELYSE DRAPER: As a creative person, I spend most of my time in my head, where I can ride the waves of imagination back to … Continue reading →

Web Design 2020

The Hall Closet Custom Shirtworks LLC

Startup established September 2019


WhitePages

Proposal 2020

https://indd.adobe.com/view/3e5b78fd-a5d6-459a-beb1-0c74088d938c

Interactive Stimulus Proposal for Local Foodservice Small Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis

Published by Author Elyse Draper

Published Author, Journalist, Publisher, and Illustrator

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