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Cecile Berbesi

Cecile Berbesi

Freelance Content and Publishing Services

Publishing industry
Content services
Production editor
Freelancer Available
Meticulous editor and proofreader, with almost two decades of freelance and in-house experience in the UK trade and academic publishing industry.
  • Acrobat Pro
    • Amending text and images using advanced editing tools directly in unlocked PDFs
    • Tagging PDF files with comments and queries
    • Transforming Adobe PDF files into ebooks and slide presentations
    • Combining PDF files to reveal text amendments
    • Extracting, replacing, adding pages to PDF files
  • Photoshop
    • Optimising images for press
    • Tweaking images
    • Manipulating and amending scanned or PDF text
  • InDesign
    • Typesetting books, catalogues and flyers
    • Creating styles and templates from scratch, following a brief or based on predefined styles
    • Generating print-ready PDFs with press quality settings on
  • Illustrator
    • Converting graphs, timelines and other numerical-type of illustrations (png, excel or pdf files) into high-quality eps files
    • Drawing maps and graphs from screen grabs, pictures or scans
    • Designing logos and banners
  • Word
    • Formatting layouts using styles and templates
    • Using track changes and including comments and queries
    • Compiling mathematical formulas, table of contents, indexes, glossary
    • Comparing and merging Word documents
  • PowerPoint
    • Designing dynamic presentations
  • Excel
    • Creating production planning schedules and budget tracking spreadsheets
    • Generating graphs
  • iThenticate, JAMS
    • user knowledge of both the peer-review and production interfaces of JAMS
    • generation of plagiarism reports
  • Wordpress, Blogger
    Le Stitch en Folie [blog - discontinued]

    • writing engaging contents on a weekly basis
    • branding by designing bespoke banner/logo and web layout using HTML or Illustrator
    • retouching/refocusing, optimising pictures to improve faster streaming
  • Google Analytics, Statcounter
    analyses and tracking of followers flow data to increase blog visibility by actioning online campaign, such as social media engagement and improving SEO tagging