I've recently finished doing a book layout for Dr. David Ball of Batesville, Mississippi. I've worked with Dr. Ball for many years on a variety of projects from a monthly magazine to PowerPoint presentations to his website (iamtheway.com).
This is our second book to do together. While he has definite ideas about what he wants, he also allows me the freedom to make design choices. For this book, Son-Rise in the Garden of Good and Evil, he also had a vision of the cover he wanted. I enjoy the challenge of putting his thoughts to the page!
I really love doing this type of work! Dr. Ball provided the book to me in a Word document which I then re-formatted in Adobe InDesign. The reformatting can get quite tedious and requires a lot of concentration, but InDesign is an amazing application and makes me feel so smart!