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FREELANCE COVER ARTISTS

Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc is seeking to expand our award winning marketing department by bringing on several freelance cover artists in the capacity of independent contractors. Artists would be compensated based on a percentage of sales for each book for which they create the cover art.

Desert Breeze Publishing is an ebook publisher of romance novels in a wide variety of subgenres with the exclusion of erotica, erotic romance and GLBT. In addition, we publish women's fiction, young adult, and new adult fiction. We invite anyone interested in working with us to review our full catalog for a representation of our house style, and to review our 'About Us' page to learn more about our company.

Any potential cover artist must meet the following requirements to be considered:

All cover art must be created using Adobe Photoshop, provided by the artist.An intermediate to advanced knowledge of the editing options in Photoshop.A strong understanding for the use of color, perspective, and balance to create mood in a visual setting.Experience in graphic design.Strong written and verbal communication skills, as all cover artists are required to work closely with both authors and editors, as well as the Marketing Director, who will have final approval of all cover art. A willingness to work within the parameters established by the publisher, and a willingness to accept guidance in meeting those guidelines.A willingness to work very closely with all parties involved to create a final product all parties are satisfied with, which may include creating more than one 'mock up' before the final cover art is approved.The ability to meet deadlines as established by the publisher.Workload will vary based on publishing schedule and artist strengths, with a potential workload from 1 to 4 covers a month.Familiarity with the romance genre is preferred.

Any interested candidates should submit a cover letter in the body of an email, with the following attached:

A resume providing details of your work experience in graphic design.A minimum of three (3) samples of your work in .jpg format, 72dpi minimum -- 300 dpi maximum.

In your cover letter, please elaborate on any details you would like us to know that may not be included on your resume. If you feel your strength lies with any particular genre or genres (although all artists would be required to work in all genres offered), please let us know and provide examples. Please provide any URLs where additional examples of your work may be viewed, as well as at least two (2) business references. Your references can be authors you have worked with or other professionals who can speak to your skills and experience. We prefer to be able to contact these references via email.

Applicants should forward information to PatrickDelaney@DesertBreezePublishing.com to the attention of Patrick Delaney, scheduling assistant to Jenifer Ranieri, Marketing Director.

LINE AND CONTENT EDITOR

Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc is seeking to expand our editing department by bringing on several line and content editors in the capacity of independent contractors. Editors would be compensated based on a percentage of sales for each book for which they edit.

Desert Breeze Publishing is an ebook publisher of romance novels in a wide variety of subgenres with the exclusion of erotica, erotic romance and GLBT. In addition, we publish women's fiction, young adult, and new adult fiction. We invite anyone interested in working with us to review our full catalog for a representation of our house style, and to review our 'About Us' page to learn more about our company.

Any potential editor must meet the following requirements to be considered:

All editors must be already have and work in Microsoft Word.Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Word tools, specifically Track Changes and formatting.Strong English language skills, including grammar, sentence structure, and vocabulary. Desert Breeze Publishing adheres to guidelines as specified in the Chicago Manual of Style.A strong familiarity with the romance genre.A very strong understanding of third person (which is the preferred style at DBP) deep point of view, and the restrictions of keeping to a single point of view within a scene. No head hopping is permitted, and the editor must be able to recognize shifts in POV and guide an author into correcting the errors.The ability to recognize passive voice, passive narrative, and provide alternative and guidance to the author.The ability to provide constructive feedback to an author when plot or storyline adjustment is required in a manner that encourages communication and teamwork.Strong written and verbal communication skills, as all editors are required to work closely with the authors assigned to them, as well as on occasion the cover artist assigned to the manuscript, and with the Editor In Chief, who will have final approval of all edits.A willingness to work within the parameters established by the publisher, and a willingness to accept guidance in meeting those guidelines.The ability to meet deadlines as established by the publisher.Workload will vary based on publishing schedule and editor strengths, with a potential workload from 1 to 3 books a month in varying lengths from 30k to 100k or more. For instance, you may receive 2 to 3 short works, or one long work.

Any interested candidates should submit a cover letter in the body of an email. In your cover letter, please provide any editing experience you may have, as well as any additional experience or education that would be helpful in this position. Elaborate on any details you would like us to know. If you feel your strength lies with any particular genre or genres, please let us know.

Potential candidates will be sent a 'quiz' so that we may judge your style and ability, as well as a preference form for genre choices.

Applicants should forward information to EditorInChief@DesertBreezePublishing.com to the attention of Gail R. Delaney, Editor-In-Chief.

COPY EDITORS

Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc is seeking to compliment our editing department by bringing on copy editors. This would be a 'final stage' position, after all formal edits are complete. Compensation for all copy editors is in the form of free books. For every book you copy edit, you may select a free book from our available catalog in an available format of your choosing.

Desert Breeze Publishing is an ebook publisher of romance novels in a wide variety of subgenres with the exclusion of erotica, erotic romance and GLBT. We invite anyone interested in working with us to review our full catalog for a representation of genres we currently, and to review our 'About Us' page to learn more about our company.

Any potential copy editor must meet the following requirements to be considered:

All editors must be already have and work in Microsoft Word. Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Word tools, specifically Track Changes and formatting. Strong English language skills, including grammar, sentence structure, and vocabulary. Desert Breeze Publishing adheres to guidelines as specified in the Chicago Manual of Style. A strong familiarity with the romance genre. A willingness to work within the parameters established by the publisher, and a willingness to accept guidance in meeting those guidelines. The ability to meet deadlines as established by the publisher. Workload will vary based on publishing schedule and editor strengths, with a potential workload from 1 to 3 books a month in varying lengths from 30k to 100k or more. For instance, you may receive 2 to 3 short works, or one long work.

Any interested candidates should submit a cover letter in the body of an email. In your cover letter, please provide any editing experience you may have, as well as any additional experience or education that would be helpful in this position. Elaborate on any details you would like us to know. If you feel your strength lies with any particular genre or genres, please let us know.

Potential candidates will be sent a 'quiz' so that we may judge your style and ability, as well as a preference form for genre choices.

Applicants should forward information to EditorInChief@DesertBreezePublishing.com to the attention of Gail R. Delaney, Editor-In-Chief.